The Murverse

Ditch Diggers #017 —

DD017 Blisters

with Matt Wallace

Show Notes

Blisters come whether you hate digging ditches or love it.

  • Mur and Matt establish it is very early in the morning.

  • Moat Building 101

  • Being overwhelmed with multiple projects, multiple deadlines, and how to (and how not to) prioritize your time.

  • Mur talks about her involvement in Bookburners, and how much time non-writing tasks take up when you’re writing.

  • Matt makes a bunch of fancy announcements and talks about having a novel to finish while simultaneously having to write the third book in his Sin du Jour series in a month.

  • Composing a plan to deal with your multiple deadlines and balancing it with the rest of your life.

  • Writing, deadlines, and significant others.

  • Mur talks about her experience with renting office space to write and removing herself from social media.

  • Mur and Matt take email questions and questions from Twitter on story structure, the hardest parts of writing for a living, and MFA programs.

  • Serial Box presents Bookburners.

  • Publishing announces Matt’s new book deal.

  • Oh, and we’re sorry, Kate Elliott. Check out her book, Black Wolves, coming out next month from Orbit!

Books on story structure recommended by Mur in this episode…

The fine print:

Theme music by Devo Spice.

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