The Murverse

Ditch Diggers #030 —

DD030 Networking

with Matt Wallace, Natalie Metzger


From Morgan Freeman's slightly better lawn furniture: we talk networking!

Show Notes

  • Matt and Mur come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s slightly better lawn furniture, which they’re actually sharing live and in-person in front of a small audience, slightly inebriated (Matt, Mur, the audience, or all three? Who knows!)

  • Even during Ditch Diggers, a podcast about rolling up your sleeves and doing the job of writing, people are catching Pokemon while we record.

  • Matt and Mur are joined by their special guest co-host, illustrator Natalie Metzger.

  • The Ditch Diggers discuss the moistness of the environment.

  • Networking! Matt and Mur talk to Natalie about how networking led to her landing a gig illustrating SFF titan John Scalzi’s short story collection, Miniatures.

  • Subterranean Press, specialty books, and goats.

  • Natalie talks about the networking “long game,” participating in fandom, and just plain getting to know people over a long period of time.

  • Networking while dealing with shyness, introversion, anxiety, and other socially limiting conditions, and how to work with them rather than “overcome” them.

  • Natalie sums up her philosophy on networking: “Give, don’t take.”

  • Matt explains the Glengarry Leads.

  • The Ditch Diggers take questions from the audience, including dealing with anxiety and shyness at cons, and how George RR Martin does NOT in any way frequent prostitutes.

  • Natalie’s website

  • Natalie on Twitter: @minitotoro

  • Natalie’s webcomic

  • Natalie’s other webcomic

  • MINIATURES by John Scalzi, illustrated by Natalie:

The fine print:

Theme music by Devo Spice.

Ditch Diggers #030 by Mur Lafferty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
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