So… you’re ready for the big-time. You’re a writer, and the writing is almost paying the bills. Hurray!
Now, how do you balance your life so that you can make the jump to writing full-time? How do you manage your time? How do you keep your artistic side from accusing you of selling out? The Writing Excuses Crew answers these questions and more, as we explore the business side of writing.
Also if you listen closely you’ll hear Smart Howard somewhere in this podcast. We think he’s like Howard’s evil twin.
And this week from Tor, The SFWA European Hall of Fame
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Brandon, Howard and Dan talk about their first exposure to RPG games, Gary Gygax and the influence he had on them and the industry.
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The first line of any story is the most important.
People get drawn in to a book because of the first line.
Brandon, Howard and Dan talk about how to start a book and what’s important about the first line.
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Are you a fan of Howard (who isn’t)? Or have you recently been introduced to him via Writing Excuses and want to know more about him and how he became a comic writer? Well you’re in luck because Howard was recently interviewed on Wired’s Geek Dad podcast. So take a listen and enjoy.
How do you make your novel better? Sometimes you have to cut out the part you like best. Don’t believe me? Before I posted this I had attached an image of a chimp wearing a tux.
Brandon’s Deleted Scenes
Howard’s Original Time-Travel Outline
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How do you know when your setting of high school kids solve supernatural mysteries becomes cliché? Brandon, Howard and Dan discuss how you create unique concepts by blending familiar topics with something new and original and how to avoid possible pitfalls.
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Brandon, Howard and Dan discuss where their ideas come from and Howard tells us a little too much about his love of Pepsi.
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