Ditch Diggers #035 —
DD035 MASSIVE Feedback Episode
with Matt Wallace
Mur and Matt come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s sauna.
Mur and Matt handle “Old Business” from 2016 (it’s our long-awaited, oft hyped listener feedback episode!)
A brief tangent on eucalyptus saunas.
The Ditch Diggers both have new books out! And have turned in others!
Marta from Poland asks about short story English language rights and reprints.
Stefana from Johannesburg asks in what other jobs genre fiction writers might have an advantage.
Devo Spice suggests recording special time capsule episodes.
On contractual agreements between writing partners and writer wills.
Thomas asks about finding an agent when you’re with a publisher who has right of first refusal on your next book.
Michael asks about finding a publisher for a novel set in the same world as your published short stories.
Doing a show about older mid-list authors struggling to find new ways to get their fiction out there.
A Swedish author asks if you should submit a novel to agents/publishers when you know something like physical illness will prevent you from working on rewrites immediately.
Cassandra asks at what age should you start submitting fiction for publication?
Nicole asks if you should or should not resubmit stories you’ve completely rewritten to markets that rejected the first version.
What helped the Ditch Diggers most when they were learning to write, a book or a lesson?
Should studios make two versions of movies like Star Trek, an intellectually driven version and an action driven version?
Sean asks about building an audience of readers who make you uncomfortable.
Authors who don’t want readers to point out typos in their published works to them vs. authors who encourage readers to do so.
Todd responds to our Godparents episode on the difficulty of building an audience through crowdfunding.
How do you find cons that are fan-focused and allow you to speak to authors vs. cons that are pro focused.
Not wanting to promote an anthology you’re contractually obligated to promote (Matt goes off on abusive small press contracts).
Beth asks how you keep writing when your government is killing your soul and your healthcare?
Having caught up on Old Business, Matt and Mur plug their books and ask you to support their Patreon and for your vote for the Hugo Awards.
William Noble’s Conflict, Action, and Suspense: http://a.co/hTxkBbN
Stephen King’s On Writing: http://a.co/7Su5QHm
The fine print:
Theme music by Devo Spice.
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