The Murverse

Ditch Diggers #29 —

DD029 Birthday Extravaganza

with Matt Wallace


From Morgan Freeman's ball pit, it's our birthday!

Show Notes

Travel and excitement has us posting this late – both Matt and Mur have their birthdays on July 25, and, both of us being attention whores, we celebrate as much as possible.

  • Mur and Matt (mostly Matt) explain how and why Morgan Freeman has balls for us all (okay, it’s all Matt).

  • Mur and Matt share a birthday! They are both Children of the 25th, and this is Ditch Diggers’ 2016 Birthday Spectacular!

  • Mur talks about Netflix optioning her novel, the announcement coming two years after the deal, and excitement fatigue.

  • Why the Honda Fit is sexier than the Ford Fiesta, but NOT as sexy as the Mini Cooper.

  • The optioning process, and how much control authors have over their optioned properties.

  • Expecting the worst as a publishing author.

  • Mur talks about her big career developments over the past year, including Bookburners and writing Star Wars.

  • Mur closes her yearly recap by talking about survivor’s guilt in 2016, and she admits Matt is wise.

  • Matt begins his recap by talking about not getting optioned for film/TV, and the lessons he learned from getting caught up in the process of trying to turn his books into TV series.

  • Matt and Mur discuss varying levels of involvement in the film/TV side of your books and the perils and pitfalls involved.

  • Matt talks about refocusing on writing and selling books, and the leverage it ultimately gives you.

  • Matt talks about how his reasons for wanting to do well in his career have changed for the better.

  • Ditch Diggers Birthday Spectacular Q&A via email and Twitter!

The fine print:

Theme music by Devo Spice.

Ditch Diggers #29 by Mur Lafferty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
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