15.24: Keeping it Fresh, with Jim Butcher

Your Hosts: Brandon, Howard, and Dan, with special guest Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher joined us at NASFIC for a discussion about how we can keep long-running serials engaging after numerous books.

Credits: this episode was recorded before a live audience by Dan Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson

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Something we didn’t know was intelligent has been intelligent all along.

The Aeronaut’s Windlass, by Jim Butcher

4 thoughts on “15.24: Keeping it Fresh, with Jim Butcher”

  1. I wasn’t sure where to leave this comment, but I think it would be really interesting to have a series of episodes where the hosts interview each other; focusing on one host per episode. I’d be curious to hear how each of you got your start. Was it one big break, or a series of breaks, and how did it happen? Where do you get ideas from? What’s your approach to a new project or series? These are ideas that you’ve all touched on at different times, but I think it would be interesting to hear an in-depth perspective from each host.

  2. Recorded live at NASFIC Spikecon, Brandon, Howard, and Dan talked with Jim Butcher about how to keep your writing fresh! (No, wrapping it in plastic and putting it in the refrigerator is not the answer!) From stretching to keep books in a series fresh to instinct versus craft and using genres to keep your career fresh, they cover a lot of ground. Poking people with sticks to see what happens? You can read all about it in the transcript, available now in the archives!

  3. Wow. I didn’t expect Jim Butcher to be THAT charismatic.
    Would have loved to hear him address the main criticism on Dresden Files (poorly handled sexist main protagonist) because he has improved a ton and, in my opinion, in a very intelligent way, without scrapping the character and the series and starting over. That must have been hard.

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