A Fun Teaser
I Did a Podcast About Writing…
With John Goodwin for the Writers of the Future Podcast. I always have a lot of fun talking with John and I think that comes across here.
This is a very short teaser they put together on YouTube for the podcast I did with them, with a bunch of pictures of me and others at the event. One picture you can see me and my long-time good friends Keven J. Anderson and Rob Sawyer. Fun picture.
So take a look. The topic of this teaser is a Hubbard essay on writing that even going on a hundred years after he wrote it is worth the time to read.
And yes, I still have the long hair and yes, it still looks like that. (grin)
Hope you listen to the entire podcast and if you like it, let John know.
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Loved the interview. It’s always so inspiring to hear your origin story. Here’s a question. You mention that writing slow is deadly and you started writing faster and getting published. I think I remember you touching on that briefly in another class. I’m assuming in this instance you’re talking about slow being endlessly tinkering and rewriting and second guessing yourself, correct? I know speed=more time in the chair. So I’m assuming slow means endlessly going back over it? Also I’d love to read “One Last Dance”! When is it coming back out?? 😉
“One Last Dance” has never been out of print. I wrote it, while moving, sitting on a bed with my electric typewriter on a box, in about two hours to hit the deadline.
Yes, slow was what English teachers taught. Many rewrites, trying to make everything perfect even though I didn’t have a clue what perfect might be, let alone that there are no perfect stories.
Seven years of that, no sales or even personal rejections. When I found Heinlein’s Rules is when everything changed and I started selling.
Glad you liked the interview.