The Murverse

Ditch Diggers #38 —

DD038 The Power of No

with Matt Wallace, Tobias Buckell


From Morgan Freeman's bear sanctuary: we talk how powerful NO can be.

Show Notes

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  • Live from Morgan Freeman’s bear sanctuary, it’s the (Hugo Finalist!) Ditch Diggers with special guest co-host Tobias Buckell!

  • Mur recounts Toby blowing her mind this past January at ConFusion in Detroit, which prompted his appearance on the show.

  • Toby talks about accessing your inner asshole (the tactful version uses Toby’s description: “the power of no”) in negotiations as a freelancer.

  • What happened when Toby had to stop accepting con invitations on his own dollar, and how it took him to the next level as an author and speaker.

  • Toby on releasing his earlier work as a self-published book and educational tool for writers.

  • Toby talks about trying out Patreon as a partial income replacement for a year, what prompted it, and how it’s going.

  • Twitter and email Q&A! Many of Toby’s fans ask him questions ranging from professional advice to the inside scoop on characters from his Xenowealth universe.

Also mentioned by Toby in this episode…

The fine print:

Theme music by Devo Spice.

Ditch Diggers #38 by Mur Lafferty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
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