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ISBW #392: Convention How-To

serial box logoIt’s time for the yearly discussion about conventions, how to talk to pros, how to talk to editors and agents, and don’t harass people.

ISBW is sponsored by Serial Box! Yes, my publisher for Bookburners, one of my favorite projects I’ve worked on in the past few years! Get a discount on a whole season of content with the code WRITING18.

HEY- did you know I’m offering transcriptions of both ISBW and Ditch Diggers? They will go up as soon as I get them for Patreon supporters, and a bit later for everyone else. It’s only at the $1 level, and you’re helping me offer a more accessible show, so pledge now!

    • Current Writing Project: LIMBY (code name), a standalone SF book.
    • Currently reading: The Sol Majestic (ARC) by Ferrett Steinmetz (follow me on Goodreads if you like, I’m usually reading a bunch of stuff at once.)
    • Last movie seen: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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ISBW #391: Emotions Get In the Way

serial box logoI got some News. I wish I could tell, but I can’t. But the news has made my brain and schedule all higgledy piggeldy. So I talk about that.

ISBW is sponsored by Serial Box! Yes, my publisher for Bookburners, one of my favorite projects I’ve worked on in the past few years! Get a discount on a whole season of content with the code WRITING18.

HEY- did you know I’m offering transcriptions of both ISBW and Ditch Diggers? They will go up as soon as I get them for Patreon supporters, and a bit later for everyone else. It’s only at the $1 level, and you’re helping me offer a more accessible show, so pledge now!

  • Current Writing Project: LIMBY (code name), a standalone SF book.
  • Currently reading: Miranda in Milan (ARC) by Katharine Duckett (follow me on Goodreads if you like, I’m usually reading a bunch of stuff at once.)
  • Last movie seen: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Affiliate links to my books!

ISBW #390: Timelines [Transcription]

January 25, 2018

Mur: [00:00:00] Hi there, welcome to I Should Be Writing: the podcast for wanna-be fiction writers. I’m your host Mur Lafferty, and I already recorded this today, but it was in the car. I like recording in the car, like thinking in the car, like talking in the car, and then I get home and I look at the audio, and I’m like, “I don’t want to give this to you, because the audio is crap because you can hear all the car stuff in the background.” Maybe if I got a better mic, I don’t know. But so, I’m re-doing this. Of course, now the dogs are in the background. I can’t win.

[00:01:08] But, what I’ve been up to is we got a … went to ConFusion last weekend. Had a really great time with other writers and some editors and some agents, and there were fun panels. I did a reading of something I had just written, which is kind of scary, but awesome. It went over well, anyway. And now I’m home working on a variety of big deadlines and small. I’m working on my new novel, and that’s going pretty well. But I’ve got other more important deadlines, which of course is why it’s easy for me to work on the novel, because my brain is a jerk.

ISBW #389: Get Bored [Transcription]

I’ve worked getting a transcription service going for my podcasts, and will be transcribing the episodes from 2018. Having an accessible podcast is important to me. It’s not cheap however, so I’ll be adding a few tiers to the Patreon to help pay for it.

It will be up for only Patreon supporters for a week, then it will go up here for everyone.

NOTE: I am posting the text here. If you would rather I post the transcription PDF as a link, then let me know. I’m new at this.

ISBW 389

January 17, 2018

Original blog post is here.>

Mur : [00:00:00] Hi there. Welcome to I Should Be Writing: the podcast for wanna-be fiction writers. I’m your host, Mur Lafferty. Happy New Year! I know it’s middle of January, but hey, what better time to talk about New Year’s resolutions, because everybody else has stopped talking about New Year’s resolutions because they’re already forgotten two weeks in. I could be exaggerating. Maybe some of you were holding on to them, maybe some are not. But revisit them. What did you think you were going to change this year? I made one resolution this year, and I’ve been ok at keeping up with it. In short, my resolution is get bored. I know that sounds kind of silly, but the deal is when you’re bored your mind wanders. When your mind wanders, you get good creative ideas. If you’re bored and you pick up your phone or tablet and play Candy Crush, you’re not getting good ideas, you’re playing Candy Crush.

ISBW #390: Timelines

serial box logoThe dogs and I have some things to say about when you should worry about what, and how worry is just another form of procrastination.

ISBW is sponsored by Serial Box! Yes, my publisher for Bookburners, one of my favorite projects I’ve worked on in the past few years! Get a discount on a whole season of content with the code WRITING18.

HEY- did you know I’m going to start offering transcriptions of both ISBW and Ditch Diggers? They will go up as soon as I get them for Patreon supporters, and a bit later for everyone else. It’s only at the $1 level, and you’re helping me offer a more accessible show, so pledge now!

ISBW #389: GET BORED

serial box logoI have one resolution this year, and that’s to get bored more often. Also, I talk fears and NBC’s The Good Place. I was supposed to have an interview but I just discovered it’s crap and I have to re-record. Sorry about that.

ISBW is sponsored by Serial Box! Yes, my publisher for Bookburners, one of my favorite projects I’ve worked on in the past few years! Get a discount on a whole season of content with the code WRITING18.

ISBW #388: End of Year Thoughts

Time for those end of the year pontifications, where I talk about the immolation of Patreon, thoughts for future features of the podcast, and some thoughts about extended universes in general, and The Last Jedi in specific. (No spoilers.)

I also say it’s #387 but that was a guess, and it’s wrong. It’s #388.

Happy holidays, and thanks for listening all these years!

ISBW #387: Learning to strike out // Jacob Sager Weinstein interview [REPOST]

I’ve had some website issues lately, and this went up on the temp website, but not this one, so I’m posting this if you missed it, and the new one will go up tomorrow.

Thanks for your patience!

This one is all about WHY it’s all right to write poorly, and what it can teach you.

Guest: Jacob Sager Weinstein

ISBW #386: NaNo Primer 2 // Grant Faulkner Interview

Grant Faulkner QuoteIt’s time to really prep for NaNoWriMo! We then talk to Grant Faulkner about time hunts, his new book, and how to kill writer’s block.

Remember to send me your NaNo username to add you as a friend and to enter a drawing to win BOTH Pep Talks for Writers AND I Should Be Writing!

ISBW #385: NaNo Primer 1 // Nicky Drayden Interview

NaNoWriMo is in less than a month! AUGH! So we talk prep, and we talk to Nicky Drayden, author of The Prey of Gods (which was a NaNo book!)

If you want to friend me on NaNoWriMo, I’m mightymur there as usual!

Remember, if you want to win The Prey of Gods, email me! I’ll draw a name at random and announce it on the next show!

AND if you want a daily NaNoWriMo boost, then support the Patreon! I’ll be doing a daily podcast there, a short note to encourage people to keep going. It’s fun.

Next on the podcast: Grant Faulkner from NaNoWriMo and author of Pep Talks for Writers.

  • Current Writing Project: Remora and Sam, a Patreon-only serial.
  • Currently reading: The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones (follow me on Goodreads if you like, I’m usually reading a bunch of stuff at once.)
  • Last movie seen: Blade Runner 2049