Ditch Diggers #10: Featuring guest co-host Gail Carriger!

It’s Matt, Mur, Gail Carriger, and some rum as we talk about the business of writing from a bonafide New York Times bestselling author. She gets sent on book tours and shit. She’s also the godmother of Ditch Diggers, and we tell you why.


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Ditch Diggers #9: Writing to the market

Matt and I discuss writing to the market, writing for money instead of art, and answer your questions. It’s a short one, because the next one is a super-long episode with Gail Carriger! And it drops very very soon!


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Ditch Diggers #8: Why you should NOT crowdfund or self-pub

Despite what the gurus tell you, crowdfunding and self publishing are not the golden ticket to magical unicorn success. Some people shouldn’t go this route. We discuss those people in this episode.

Also, Matt has robot-saving delusions of grandeur. And I challenge him to write me a story.


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Ditch Diggers #7: Conventions // Brianna Wu Interview

I was sick when we recorded this. We talk conventions, why to go, why to not go, and your questions. Also, an interview with Brianna Wu from Giant Spacekat that I got at Boskone this year! We talk about her game Revolution 60 and then geek out hardcore about games.

(This was recorded before the Hugo announcement over Easter.)


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ISBW #345: The pride of busy-ness // Interview with Dora Goss

Sometimes talking about how busy we are is a sense of pride and not something to fix. Maybe we should rethink that. Then I talk to Dora Goss.

Ditch Diggers coming tomorrow!


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Ditch Diggers #6 – Awards

Matt and I discuss awards, the mental game, the worth of awards, and we swear a bit. We answer Twitter and email questions.

And… we have a new Morgan Freeman meme: I’m fucking using the Twitter.

So go, little meme makers, get on that.


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Ditch Diggers #5: First and last sales, and Elizabeth Bear talks quitting

This episode we discuss the first sales we had, and then compared them to the most recent. Then we have a candid interview about quitting with multiple award winning author and general badass, Elizabeth Bear.

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Ditch Diggers #4: Far too late

Matt and I talk SFWA’s new concept of pro, covers, and your questions. And dammit, I also forgot to post this one, so it’s old, and you can hear Matt mock me for it in DD5, coming very soon!


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