The Murverse

Ditch Diggers #49 —

DD049 Happiness in darkness

with Matt Wallace


The week in crappy freelance news and how to keep your focus and happiness.

Show Notes

  • Mur and Matt come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s iPhone 7 BlueTooth Headphone store.

  • Matt didn’t know before he bought one that the iPhone 7 has no headphone jack and he is unhappy about it. Loudly.

  • Mur cites a study she read comparing apps that make people happy to apps that don’t and how much time we spend using both, and the results led her down a path of several writing career related epiphanies.

  • Matt recaps the week in professional writers getting screwed, particularly the wake of DNAinfo and Gothamist being shuttered by billionaire Joe Ricketts after both writing staffs voted to unionize.

  • The Ditch Diggers discuss what about the current online market and publishing models need to be changed and how writers have to react to begin bringing about that change.

  • Twitter Q&A! Topics include agents requesting marketing plans from querying authors, how much editing/rewriting is too much, and consuming drugs and alcohol while writing.

  • The apps and happiness study cited by Mur in this episode: http://www.timewellspent.io/app-ratings/

The fine print:

Theme music by Devo Spice.

Ditch Diggers #49 by Mur Lafferty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
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