TRATWD 142 – J. Daniel Sawyer

In this week’s episode I take some time to catch up with author and podcaster J. Daniel Sawyer. Dan’s got a bunch of interesting new fiction coming out this year, and we talk about a lot of it. Plus, because it’s me and Dan, we end up discussing the Bronze Age Collapse and geopolitics and why teenagers feel like adults are lying to them about everything…

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TRATWD 104 – J. Daniel Sawyer

every-day-novelistThis week I interview author and podcaster J. Daniel Sawyer about his new book, Becoming an Every Day Novelist. We discuss what writers can expect to learn in this book, what Dan has learned in the course of writing it, and how he’s changed his approach to business over the last year.

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TRATWD 055 – Business 101 for Writers, with J. Daniel Sawyer

dan_headshot3bIt’s time for another interview! This time I sat down with J. Daniel Sawyer to discuss his new book, The Every Day Novelist: Business 101. We discussed how being a writer is different from being in other kinds of business, how the publishing industry has changed in recent years, and the fundamental question of copyright and its place in our culture. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


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MCP SE21 – January Feedback Show

We’re back! Dan, Chris, and Jenivi Seven (voice of Abbey Preston in Whispers in the Wood) read emails and discuss the following topics:

  • Patronage system and the role of the nobility in Metamor
  • Mythopoetics, Reason, and Wonder
  • “Woo”, Bullshit, and THE SECRET
  • God as an explanatory apparatus
  • Qualia of experience vs. objective reality
  • Neo-Primitivism and Avatar
  • Political structure of the Empire of Metamor
  • Erotica a la Carte — “Tears Such As Angels Weep”
  • Chris is a tease
  • When story reflects the writing process
  • Troublesome accents
  • The Eternal Man-Love Shortage

Sound clips from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, That Mitchell & Webb Look, and Guild of the Cowry Catchers.

MCP SE16 – Triple Threat Launchcast

Hey all!

It occurred to me that I never actually put this launchcast on the feed. Since the next episode has been delayed due to production difficulties, this seemed to be the ideal time to put it up as an extra bit of content. Listen as Philippa Ballantine, J. Daniel Sawyer and I take calls from listeners and kick off the next stage of our podcasting projects. Enjoy!

BONUS – Triple Threat Interviews on ISBW

Mur Lafferty interviewed all three of the Triple Threat authors — me, J. Daniel Sawyer and Philippa Ballantine — for this extra-large episode of I Should Be Writing. I hope you enjoy listening to these interviews as much as we enjoyed recording them!

The Sex Round-Table, Part 3 of 3

The long-awaited Part Three of the Sex Round-Table is here! This time, we tackle questions of sexual identity — both in how the authors relate to the characters and in how the characters define themselves.

WARNING: All three of us were at least a little drunk at this point in the evening, so please forgive the occasional stuttering and/or mangling of the English language. We’re all still lucid enough to be making some great points — and, perhaps, revealing more about our own inner psychology than anyone wanted to know. 🙂

Special thanks to Dan Sawyer for editing and mixing this ep, and to Pip Ballantine for joining us in the madness. This was an absolute blast. 🙂

MCP SE06 – Feedback Show, Episode II: Attack of the Kiwi, Part 1

Pip Ballantine joined me, Dan Sawyer and Kitty Nic’Iaian for another feedback extravaganza. This one is so long I had to break it in half. And yes, I know that I said “special episode 5″ at the beginning. I’d lost count, I’m afraid…