Transcript: SFFWRTCHT 4/29/15 With Peter Orullian

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Transcripts-flatBryanThomasS: Forthcoming Guests 5/13 @JoshRVogt 5/27 Ken Liu @kyliu99 6/3 @KenScholes More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 00:58:22 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Forthcoming Guests 5/13 @JoshRVogt 5/27 Ken Liu @kyliu99 6/3 @KenScholes More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 00:58:22 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer’s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 00:59:18 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 00:59:42 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 00:59:54 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Apr 30 01:00:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:00:19 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest is a musician and writer who has performed all over the world. He works for Xbox/Microsoft. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:01:03 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: His debut novel, “The Unremembered”, Book one in the Vault of Heaven epic fantasy trilogy, released from @torbooks in 2011 #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:01:13 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: He has written two thriller novels seeking homes. And a new revised version of The Unremembered is out from @torbooks #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:01:26 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: The sequel, “Trial of Intentions” will follow next month. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:01:35 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome back to #sffwrtcht @peterorullian! (Thu Apr 30 01:01:45 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Good to be here! (Thu Apr 30 01:01:57 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Good to be here! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:02:28 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian We remember you as one of our funnest guests so glad to have you #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:02:30 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Let’s start with the basics: where did your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:02:41 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Flatterer. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:02:46 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Probably started in earnest with The Sword of Shannara. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:03:26 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: @PeterOrullian *raises eyebrows* Moi? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:03:29 +0000 2015)
PrinceJvstin: @sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian he speaks truth #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:04:11 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: And Terry Brooks is now a friend. Cool. @PeterOrullian Who were some of the authors whose work most thrilled and inspired you? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:04:56 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I’d be lying if I didn’t say Stephen King. Dan Simmons is pretty near the top of my list, too. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:05:36 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian When did you start writing and how long until your first sale? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:05:46 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: The fun part of this is we can look back 4 years at the old transcript and see if your answers changed #sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian (Thu Apr 30 01:06:20 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I got serious in about 2001. Sold my first short story about five years later. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:06:38 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Did you study creative writing at all in school? How’d you learn your craft? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:06:43 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I took creative writing in college, but it was a waste of time. I learned mostly by doing. And reading. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:07:21 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Where did the idea for “The Vault Of Heaven” come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:07:50 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I don’t remember. But, I love astronomy. So, I’m sure that was the seminal influence. This becomes clear in book 2. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:09:40 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: #sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian @sffwrtcht did you hire a serious editor for that short story or did you edit it yourself? (Thu Apr 30 01:09:41 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullion The first book reminded me a bit of Jordan’s Wheel of Time. Was that an inspiration? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:09:50 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: @PeterOrullian @sffwrtcht not that you’re not serious xD #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:10:15 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Hi @LilianOake Thanks for joining us. #sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian (Thu Apr 30 01:10:17 +0000 2015)
canadiansuzanne: RT @sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest is a musician and writer who has performed all over the world. He works for Xbox/Microsoft. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:10:41 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Funny thing, that. I hadn’t read any Jorday when I wrote The Unremembered. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:10:55 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: @sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian hi! Happy to join in ^_^ Peter rocks sff’s socks. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:11:01 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @LilianOake @sffwrtcht Nope. Just me. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:11:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Heh. Interesting. @PeterOrullian Do you start with characters sketches or outlines or just let it unfold as it comes? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:11:13 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: @PeterOrullian @sffwrtcht ah! Brilliant! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:11:39 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Depends. Sometimes characters. Sometimes rough outline. Sometimes an image. Or music. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:12:46 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian “The Unremembered” has many aspects: coming of age story, quest adventure, family drama, and even chase #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Apr 30 01:13:05 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Had you plotted out the entire series before writing? #sffwrtcht 2/2 (Thu Apr 30 01:13:18 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht No. I have the detail through book 3. Then broadstrokes through 4 and 5. And I know the ending crystal clear. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:14:26 +0000 2015)
talekyn: . @PeterOrullian is back as guest on #sffwrtcht right now. Trying to think of a question I didn’t ask him the last time he guested. (Thu Apr 30 01:15:15 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian As I recall there are 7 books total? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:15:16 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I don’t know. I’d originally said 6-8. I’m leaving it open. I tend to be writing shorter these days. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:15:57 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Music plays a huge role in the story’s magic system. Tell us a little about that. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:16:03 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Yet book 2 was thicker than book 1. Heh #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:16:44 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Music is my favorite subject. This could take hours. :) Music is woven deeply into my series. I used it to frame … #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:17:01 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht … governing dynamics for many magic systems. And there’s one magic system that is sung music. But not delicate … #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:17:38 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Fine by me. You know I’m a musician. #sffwrtcht :) (Thu Apr 30 01:17:48 +0000 2015)
kyliu99: RT @BryanThomasS: Forthcoming Guests 5/13 @JoshRVogt 5/27 Ken Liu @kyliu99 6/3 @KenScholes More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:18:01 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht … it’s rough and visceral and powerful and intentional. Then, beyond that, there are entire cultures premised … #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:18:09 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullian The musical aspects of the series are my favorite parts #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:18:16 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht … on music. It’s the fabric of lives. It’s what gives life meaning. It’s how they fight, and relate, etc. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:18:44 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Do you compose music? What instruments do you use/play? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:18:50 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Thickness is a function of paper weight. :) The new Unremembered is waaaay shorter than the original. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:19:26 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht And Trial of Intentions is waaaay shorter than the original Unremembered. :) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:19:44 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: I actually noticed that it was #sffwrtcht .@PeterOrullian (Thu Apr 30 01:19:58 +0000 2015)
Wyld_Dandelyon: .@talekyn Trying to think of new questions for @PeterOrullian — I understand those blues! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:20:05 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Yeah, I do. I play keys some. Primarily, though, I’m a vocalist. Several years of classical voice training. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:20:38 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Also, metal! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:20:47 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: @PeterOrullian A genuine rock star ;) #sffwrtcht Very cool. (Thu Apr 30 01:21:18 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian The setting/world has a lot of familiar animals and trees and such. Is this world on Earth? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:21:30 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht No, it’s a second world. But I do draw on what I know from this world. Bam! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:22:03 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian What system do you use for devising the character names? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:22:15 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Sometimes I’m all thoughtful. And stuff. Sometimes I hunt and peck out cool letters that go great together. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:23:02 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian There’s a big character identity reveal at the end of book 1. Do you have more surprises for us in the next book? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:23:14 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Huuuuuuuge ones. If you think you know about Tahn? Think again. Like that. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:24:08 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian You bastard! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:24:36 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Just kidding. OKay You made changes to the Author’s Edition. Why a new version? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:24:51 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht This is an appropriate response. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:24:57 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht First editor wouldn’t let me do what I wanted. He got fired. New editor is awesome. There you go. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:25:30 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian You had an unusual delay between books. What happened? #sffwrtcht Must have been frustrating. (Thu Apr 30 01:25:55 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht One part day job–Microsoft is a harsh mistress. One part first editor sitting on book for a damn long time. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:26:38 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht And yes. MADDENING! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:26:55 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian So you changed the plot a bit? Cut down and streamlined? Tightened? Added new elements? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:27:03 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Most of that, yes. It’s much closer to what I intended the first time around. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:27:29 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Whose idea was it to release a new book 1 to relaunch the series? Seems appropriate given the delay. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:27:38 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Combination of me and Tor. Good partnership on this one. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:28:16 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian And now “Trial of Intentions” is out. Where does that pick up from “The Unremembered?” Immediately following? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:28:28 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian It’s good to have that kind of support. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:28:51 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Yeah. Like within a day or two. And it starts with a bang. As in WAR! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:29:04 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Yes it certainly does. @PeterOrullian Any new characters or elements you’d like to tease us with? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:29:18 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Yeah. Trial of Intentions has a bunch of science in it. Math. Physics. Astronomy. And I go deep into the music magic. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:30:34 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullion Ah very cool. So it touches on science fiction a bit perhaps? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:30:55 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I worked through the topic of suicide, too. That was raw for me, for reasons I explain in the Introduction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:31:09 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht And I have a character trying to avert way, rather than escalate TO war. That was interesting to write. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:31:35 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Given the relationship between music and math, I expected to see math #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:31:55 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Yup. And that gets turned to 11 in book 3. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:32:16 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Oh. Introduction. The ARC has no intro… missed that… #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:32:22 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian I don’t care what MASH says, suicide is never painless… #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:32:42 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Wasn’t written at the time. I’m toying with writing a whole article on it. It’ll be rough emotionally, though. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:32:50 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullian Condolences. Been there. When can we expect the next book? What is its title? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:33:17 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: @sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian all hail Alda. Hail. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:33:39 +0000 2015)
Wyld_Dandelyon: .@PeterOrullian #sffwrtcht Talking about suicide is important though. But it is a hard subject. (Thu Apr 30 01:33:44 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht No title yet. And not sure on timing. There’s some really big stuff going on in book 3. As much evolution as … #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:33:57 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht … takes place from book 1 to 2, at LEAST that much takes place from book 2 to 3. So, beware! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:34:20 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: As I recall it took a while to title Book 2 also. @PeterOrullian When you write, do you outline or pants it? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:34:29 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @Wyld_Dandelyon No doubt. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:34:56 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Bit of both. I have a rough outline. But that actually encourages me to color outside the lines. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:35:41 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @Wyld_Dandelyon @PeterOrullian I haven’t read the introduction in question yet, but thank you Peter for sharing the story. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:35:47 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Which comes first: character, setting, or plot? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:35:54 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @talekyn @Wyld_Dandelyon I don’t go too in depth in the Intro. But as I mentioned, I’m working my way up to a full post about it. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:36:41 +0000 2015)
Wyld_Dandelyon: .@PeterOrullian I know more about suicide than I ever wanted to. Music, on the other hand, I could talk about music forever. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:36:49 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Do you use Scrivener or other “writing software tools”? Write to music? Any rituals? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:37:05 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht CHARACTER! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:37:16 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Just Word. I don’t write to music. Music needs my attention. It’s not a background thing for me. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:38:23 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht RITUAL: 5 HOUR ENERGY DRINK AT 3:30 A.M. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:38:43 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Speaking of music. There was talk 4 years ago about a Vault of Heaven album. Still planned? #sffwrtcht When might we see it? (Thu Apr 30 01:39:08 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian I can write to instrumentals but not vocal music. That distracts me #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:39:37 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Yeah, still planned. So many damn life things. But it WILL happen! Hopefully this year. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:39:53 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian What’s your writing time look like–specific block? Write til you reach word count? Grab it when you can? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:40:02 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Look forward to that CD. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:40:24 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I don’t care about word count. I write for 2-3 hours every morning, starting at 3:30 a.m. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:40:49 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian When you are faced with writer’s block, what is your favorite/best way to overcome it? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:40:59 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I don’t get writer’s block. Too many stories. Too little time. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:41:29 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian I have that same problem. And even some instrumental music is hard to write to (tv, movie soundtracks.) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:41:42 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian What’s the best and worst writing advice you’ve ever gotten? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:42:02 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn Soundtracks are the best to write to for me… #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:42:19 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Worst: Take a class. Best: Put your ass in the chair. #sffwrtcht(Thu Apr 30 01:43:31 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullian used up all my questions except one so let’s talk about Vault of Heaven characters. Tell us about Tahn Jurnell #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:43:49 +0000 2015)
talekyn: .@sffwrtcht If it’s a soundtrack to a show or movie I love, I get distracted picturing scenes and stop writing. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:44:32 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Readers think Tahn’s a farmboy orphan. Tahn is neigher a farmboy, nor an orphan. Kind of the complete opposite. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:44:33 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullian And Wendra is his sister… She has musical gifts… #sffwrtcht(Thu Apr 30 01:45:00 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Whoa. Not sure Wendra is his sister. Read carefully. But yes, she’s got crazy awesome music magic. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:45:39 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Then there’s Mira Far? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:46:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Don’t want to spoil anything for readers though #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:46:22 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht But it’s not all soft and sweet and legato. Think more like Morgan Rose in Sevendust, but with more range. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:46:26 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Mira’s a consummate warrior. But she’s got some emotional pain related to her childhood. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:47:14 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian What about Vendanj and Grant? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:47:39 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Vendanj has lost faith in society. Also, he’s studied the art of combat so long, he knows your move before you do. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:48:16 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Vendanj will do whatever it takes to stop the Quiet–the bad guys–and he doesn’t give a damn what you think about it. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:48:45 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullian Then Sutter… #sffwrtcht Did I get all the main characters yet? *flips through the book hurriedly* (Thu Apr 30 01:50:18 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Sutter is a huckster to start. But in Trial of Intentions he grows a lot. Does some damn noble things, actually. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:51:13 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullian Also Grant whom I included with Vendanj there. Who is he? Father figure… #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:51:18 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Well, that would be a spoiler. But yeah, he’s a father figure, to a degree. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:52:56 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian And who or what are The Quiet? Your antagonists… #sffwrtcht Although there are shades of gray to many characters… (Thu Apr 30 01:53:37 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: @sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian I’m the same. I won’t listen to vocal in general though because then the song gets stuck in my head. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:54:13 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: I have copies of both Vault of Heaven Books in ARCS to give away tonight. #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Apr 30 01:54:24 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Yeah, no one is Snydley Whiplash or Dudley DoRight in my books. The Quiet are nominally the bad guys … #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:54:26 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: Just catching up on the last few minutes… #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:54:43 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Email me a number between 1 and 200 by Friday at http://t.co/uVyj4SGqPjand I’ll notify the winner #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:54:46 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht … but you’ll learn more about them in Trial of Intentions, and much more in book 3. Then, in some ways … #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:54:52 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: RT @sffwrtcht: I have copies of both Vault of Heaven Books in ARCS to give away tonight. #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Apr 30 01:55:05 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: RT @sffwrtcht: Email me a number between 1 and 200 by Friday athttp://t.co/uVyj4SGqPj and I’ll notify the winner #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:55:13 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht … the League of Civility is an antagonist. But they also have some admirable goals. So, yeah. Grey. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:55:22 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian What future projects are you working on that we can look forward to? Anything besides book 3 and the CD? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:55:36 +0000 2015)
JDHallowell: RT @sffwrtcht: I have copies of both Vault of Heaven Books in ARCS to give away tonight. #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Apr 30 01:55:43 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: RT @sffwrtcht: I have copies of both Vault of Heaven Books in ARCS to give away tonight. #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Apr 30 01:55:58 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Find Peter online at http://t.co/sTdZkmhkfU and Vault of Heaven athttp://t.co/mSFexvreTX He’s also on Facebook #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:56:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please `Like� our Facebook group: http://t.co/tFOTDqY6 #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:56:26 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: RT @sffwrtcht: Find Peter online at http://t.co/sTdZkmhkfU and Vault of Heaven at http://t.co/mSFexvreTX He’s also on Facebook #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:56:38 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I have a novella entitled Th Sound of Broken Absolutes releasing soon. TONS of music magic. Set in my world. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:56:48 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: In 2 weeks on 5/13 Wordfire author @JoshRVogt joins us to talk abt his comedic fantasy series & Pathfinder Tales at 9 pm ET live #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:56:56 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht And if time permits, my first thriller may be on the way to bookshelves soon. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:57:12 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Forthcoming Guests 5/13 @JoshRVogt 5/27 Ken Liu @kyliu99 6/3 @KenScholes More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:57:29 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Nope. Small press. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:57:43 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian I actually meant the novella. Where will we find it? #sffwrtcht(Thu Apr 30 01:58:10 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Print and ebook on Amazon, B&N, etc. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:58:39 +0000 2015)
Wyld_Dandelyon: .@PeterOrullian Thanks for joining us at #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:58:45 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @Wyld_Dandelyon Thanks for having me! \m/ #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:59:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: A transcript for this chat will be up at the website soon.http://t.co/sNNDnxP7fL Thanks for joining us! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:59:07 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Thanks man. Enjoyed talking with you again. Wish you great success! I am really enjoying TRIAL #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:59:31 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht LOVE hearing that. Thanks! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:59:52 +0000 2015)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @sffwrtcht I’m sorry I missed the last chat. I was on the road! (No tweeting and driving for me.) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:00:08 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: I’ll await entries to win both books, folks. Meanwhile, #sffwrtcht will be coming to a final end soon. Details next time. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:00:15 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: @Wyld_Dandelyon It’s okay. All of us are getting so much busier. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:00:32 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @sffwrtcht Done. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:01:04 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: Wish I could have been here more but this little goblinness demanded my attention…but @PeterOrullian, thx for your time/chat! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:01:16 +0000 2015)
BryanThomasS: RT @sffwrtcht: I have copies of both Vault of Heaven Books in ARCS to give away tonight. #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Apr 30 02:01:27 +0000 2015)
BryanThomasS: RT @sffwrtcht: Email me a number between 1 and 200 by Friday athttp://t.co/uVyj4SGqPj and I’ll notify the winner #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:01:33 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: It’s nice to see authors care for their readers :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:01:43 +0000 2015)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @sffwrtcht I missed instructions for entries. Had a repair guy I had to talk to. (Thu Apr 30 02:01:44 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @LilianOake You’re welcome, Le Goblin. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:01:54 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: @Wyld_Dandelyon Retweeted #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:02:00 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Night all! #sffwrtcht signing off. (Thu Apr 30 02:02:10 +0000 2015)

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•May 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 01:59:54 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:00:03 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Mar 05 02:00:13 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:00:29 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest @CascadeWriters has bn a published writer for over 50 yrs if you cnt the poem her mom’s newspaper printd at age 8 #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:00:50 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Karen Junker got serious about it when she met Robert Heinlein at age 17. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:01:04 +0000 2015)
MinnieCowan958: @sffwrtcht. hi. your account is good enough for a sponsor that pays you for your tweets. see: http://t.co/KkI21HCZsH #teamfollowback (Thu Mar 05 02:01:09 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Since then, she has worked on writing events for RWA, several local SFF cons and founded Cascade Writers in 2003 #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:01:26 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Dozens of writers met their agent or editor, learned how to write a query or sub letter, made friends for life through there #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:02:00 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: She hopes to welcome many more readers and writers into the Cascade Writers community through workshops and free author events.#sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:02:14 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: These are held at libraries all over the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:02:27 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: She can be found online at http://t.co/Rv8OrF2CJ0, Facebook and Twitter. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:02:40 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht @CascadeWriters. Where’d your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from, your highness? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:03:11 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Read Ray Bradbury in h.s., met Robert Heinlein in person (he was a friend’s uncle) #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:04:23 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewrtiers Awesome! Who were some of your favorite authors and inspirations? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:04:51 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht And of course Star Trek ! (Thu Mar 05 02:05:24 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Elizabeth Hand, Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman, Elizabeth Bear, Guy Gavriel Kay, Tad Williams #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:05:50 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters When did you decide to pursue writing? And did you study formally in school, learn as you went, etc.? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:06:14 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o I wrote for h.s. newspaper, took Creative Writing in college, got a bad critique, then stopped for 30 years #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:07:19 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters How long did you write before making your first sale? Did you start with shorts or novels? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:07:33 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Part of why I started Cascade Writers was to help others learn to take crit and not stop writing #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:07:33 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters That’s very worthwhile indeed. #sffwrtcht #encouragement yay! (Thu Mar 05 02:08:15 +0000 2015)
talekyn: Almost missed @sffwrtcht tonight! @cascadewriters is the guest. Join us by searching #sffwrtcht right here on Twitter! (Thu Mar 05 02:08:56 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht We try to administer chocolate if we see real tears, though.(Thu Mar 05 02:09:48 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Ooo Chocolate’s good. @cascadewriters Where’d the idea for doing a workshop come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:10:04 +0000 2015)
talekyn: RT @cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Part of why I started Cascade Writers was to help others learn to take crit and not stop writing #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:10:45 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht I wanted to go to Viable Paradise, got antsy and just started my own (then got accepted to VP anyhow) #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:11:09 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Nice. @cascadewriters And so Cascade Writers was born. How’s it work? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:11:35 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Workshops were too expensive or far away – we are cheap & have equal quality instructors & classes. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:12:23 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o We do workshops, retreats & public author events, free or cheap. All events have a free component for the public. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:12:46 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Is it for writers of all genres or specifically speculative fiction? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:13:05 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o We’ve always done mostly SFF, but also do some other genres, poetry, screenplay, memoir, literary, mystery, history. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:14:26 +0000 2015)
BryanThomasS: Hey @talekyn. Nice to see ya. Got those words yet? ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:14:42 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht Also paranormal, romance, etc. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:15:00 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters How is a workshop typically structured? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:15:00 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Small groups, critique of work, also classes, pitch to agents, biz & craft development. 1 day up to 4 days. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:17:15 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @BryanThomasS Workin’ on ‘em! #sffwrtcht Because I’m not gonna let your crit stop me from writing, right @cascadewriters? (Thu Mar 05 02:17:27 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters What subject matters do you cover/teach? Does it vary each time? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:17:29 +0000 2015)
BryanThomasS: @talekyn @cascadewriters My last crit for you was a RAVE, sir. #sffwrtcht(Thu Mar 05 02:17:56 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Business/promo/pitch a bit, mostly craft – story, plotting, character, pacing, worldbuilding, structure. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:18:26 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Why small groups? How are those structured? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:18:38 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht Lots of face time with the pros and one-on-one meetings. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:18:52 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters How are group participants chosen? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:19:26 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @BryanThomasS @cascadewriters Well, yes, but I could be like “well, my work here is done…” #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:19:50 +0000 2015)
BryanThomasS: @talekyn well played, sir. Well played. @cascadewriters #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:20:24 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Within the same genre type, random drawing of names from experienced and newer writers, so groups are mixed. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:20:28 +0000 2015)
upwithgravity: RT @sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest @CascadeWriters has bn a published writer for over 50 yrs if you cnt the poem her mom’s newspaper printd at … (Thu Mar 05 02:20:38 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Who have been/will be some of your instructors? #sffwrtcht(Thu Mar 05 02:20:47 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @talekyn @BryanThomasS Nah, you should keep him on his toes! #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:21:17 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Tor editors Beth Meacham, Claire Eddy. Top agents. Ellen Datlow, John Scalzi, Chuck Wendig, T. McCaffrey, D. Gerrold#sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:22:28 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Actually @talekyn wrote me a terrific (and 1st ever) downhill ice skating story for my @BaenBooks Olympics antho #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:22:56 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters How do you choose instructors? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:23:11 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht Steven Barnes, many more! #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:23:14 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Jay Lake, Ken Scholes, I know as well. Top talent. #sffwrtcht(Thu Mar 05 02:23:54 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o We love Dream Teams – agent, editor & author who work together. Or whose work we love. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:24:06 +0000 2015)
talekyn: RT @sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Actually @talekyn wrote me a terrific (and 1st ever) downhill ice skating story for my @BaenBooks Olympics … (Thu Mar 05 02:24:10 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Jim Butcher, Kat Richardson, Laura Anne Gilman, Randy Henderson, Django Wexler #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:24:20 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @sffwrtcht @cascadewriters @BaenBooks Gonna make me blush! #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:24:28 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: ,@cascadewriters What’s the application process for attendees? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:25:35 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Simply register & attach a writing sample. Scholarships available, see our website http://t.co/ZvsmabvloI #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:26:26 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters What level of writers do we have to be to apply? #sffwrtcht(Thu Mar 05 02:26:33 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht We take writers of all levels, newbies to grads of Clarion, VP, Clarion West and Odyssey. (Thu Mar 05 02:27:34 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters How early do we need to apply for particular workshops? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:27:43 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht Sometimes a new writer will ask a question that makes you have an ‘aha!’ moment! #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:28:33 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht Seats are still open for July and filling fast for September with Todd McCaffrey, others reg. will open soon. (Thu Mar 05 02:29:24 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters What are some dates for upcoming sessions? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:29:30 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o 2015 – July 23-26. Sept. 25-27. Oct. 16-18, Oct. 24 FREE-Scalzi! 2016 – Feb. 12-14, Apr. 15-18, July 28-31. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:30:26 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters What other kinds of events do you put on? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:30:36 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @cascadewriters Are the workshops “in person” only, or do you offer online versions? #sffwrtcht @sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:31:16 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Free writing workshops, author readings, signings and musical/social. Parties/crit groups. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:31:46 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @talekyn @sffwrtcht We are working on filming some panels and interviews to put online in the next year or so.#sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:32:30 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Do you model workshops and events after another workshop or do your own thing? @sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:33:47 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @cascadewriters @sffwrtcht Very cool. I do occasionally get to the west coast for work purposes, but usually schedule is tight. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:34:40 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht Milford style critiques, pitches, parties, etc. Like others, but smaller groups more cozy! (Thu Mar 05 02:35:09 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Let’s switch gears to Karen the writer for a bit. When you write, do you outline or pants it? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:36:21 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Do people come back year after year or is it a one time thing with new students each year? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:37:06 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Outline. Todd McCaffrey is doing a master class on that Sept. 25-27 (Sat. at Tacoma Library is free!) #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:38:21 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht Some people fly in from out of state year after year, some are new and then move on (@caitkitt for ex.) #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:39:09 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Which comes first: character, setting, or plot? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:39:30 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o It was a dark and stormy night…oh, wait…#sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:40:54 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters LOL I’ve never heard that before…oh wait… #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:41:20 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Do you use Scrivener or other “writing software tools”? Write to music? Any rituals? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:42:07 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o I should own stock in the PostItNote co. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:42:50 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @cascadewriters Have to ask my usual: does your process differ from short stories to novels? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:43:07 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Have you written a novel? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:43:24 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @talekyn I have only written one short, 7 novels – I am very wordy! #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:43:55 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters What’s the goal of Cascade Writers workshops and events? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:44:23 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht Yes, 7 – 1 pubbed, 1 was nearly contracted (the pub went bankrupt) and now I mostly crit and organize workshops! #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:44:47 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters What’s your writing time look like–specific block? Write til you reach word count? Grab it when you can? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:45:12 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht Teach writing to all, even the ones who can’t afford snazzy. Get readers with writers. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:45:52 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o I no longer write much, but do critique a lot. Not for the faint of heart. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:46:19 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Who are some Cascade Writers alumnae we might know? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:46:46 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @cascadewriters What’s your critique process like? How many read throughs do you do? @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:47:34 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht Shannon K. Butcher, Cassie Alexander, CE Murphy, Randy Henderson, Lauren Dane, Megan Hart, Anya Bast…so many! #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:47:48 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters What’s the best and worst writing advice you’ve ever heard? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:48:04 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please `Like� our Facebook group: http://t.co/tFOTDqY6 #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:48:13 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht Here’s a few,. there’s more http://t.co/ssh5B94bLr #sffwrtcht(Thu Mar 05 02:48:23 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: In 2 weeks on 3/18, @BaileyRobinW joins us to share about the 50th anniversary Nebula antho, writing Frost & more 9 pm ET live. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:49:11 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Forthcoming Guests 3/18 Robin Wayne Bailey 4/1 Jack Campbell/ @JohnGHemry & More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:49:23 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Best – write the book of your heart. Worst -Have to write to be a writer. That is not true. Everything is material. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:49:49 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters How can people support workshops like yours? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:50:11 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @talekyn @sffwrtcht I read 7-8 passes and use a crit rubric. #sffwrtcht(Thu Mar 05 02:50:16 +0000 2015)
talekyn: RT @cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht o Best – write the book of your heart. Worst -Have to write to be a writer. That is not true. Everything is … (Thu Mar 05 02:50:39 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @cascadewriters @sffwrtcht How do you present your crit to the author? (I know this is very subjective.) #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:51:24 +0000 2015)
bobcorrigan: @talekyn @cascadewriters @sffwrtcht I think I’d need a drink first… (Thu Mar 05 02:52:05 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters A crit rubric? One you invented or borrowed? Tell us about it please. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:53:05 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @talekyn @sffwrtcht I use Track Changes in Word and also do a detailed narrative critique. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:54:10 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht Borrowed- I will find the name of the author and get it to you soon! #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:55:32 +0000 2015)
BryanThomasS: RT @sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters How can people support workshops like yours? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:55:50 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht It is extremely detailed and goes into aspects of the craft most people don’t consider. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:56:11 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters How long of pieces do you crit at workshops? How many per author? #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:57:13 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @cascadewriters @sffwrtcht I’d love to see that, too, for the folks I beta-read for. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:57:18 +0000 2015)
laurendane: I don’t know who you are. @cascadewriters @sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:57:25 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht We love it when people pay a registration fee, Donations are welcome – info at cascadewriters dot com #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:57:38 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @laurendane @sffwrtcht We were formerly called Writer’s Weekend. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:58:09 +0000 2015)
arminsardarpoor: @sffwrtcht SFF Writer Chat Can you believe this? You have to see it;http://t.co/z6rluCzTSV 525 (Thu Mar 05 02:58:39 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Find @CascadeWriters Karen Junker online at http://t.co/Rv8OrF2CJ0, Facebook and Twitter. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:59:17 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht 15-20 pages of story or novel chapter. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:59:35 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: A transcript for this chat will be up at the website soon.http://t.co/sNNDnxxwod Thanks for joining us! #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 02:59:51 +0000 2015)
talekyn: RT @sffwrtcht: Find @CascadeWriters Karen Junker online athttp://t.co/Rv8OrF2CJ0, Facebook and Twitter. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 03:00:12 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@cascadewriters Allright Well I hope people are more informed about what you do after this. Thanks for making time to chat #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 03:00:20 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: More than that, @cascadewriters Thanks for supporting and helping writers. #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 03:00:36 +0000 2015)
cascadewriters: @sffwrtcht Thanks for having me! See you again soon! #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 03:01:59 +0000 2015)
AuthorNicMorgan: RT @laurendane: I don’t know who you are. @cascadewriters @sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 03:02:05 +0000 2015)
BryanThomasS: @cascadewriters OK Good night all! #sffwrtcht (Thu Mar 05 03:02:21 +0000 2015)
AuthorUniverse: RT @laurendane: I don’t know who you are. @cascadewriters @sffwrtcht(Thu Mar 05 03:02:23 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @sffwrtcht @cascadewriters Thanks so much for joining us this week! #sffwrtcht(Thu Mar 05 03:02:39 +0000 2015)

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Transcript: SFFWRTCHT 5/14/15 With Josh R. Vogt

•May 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Transcripts-flatBryanThomasS: Forthcoming Guests 5/27 Ken Liu @kyliu99 6/3 @KenScholes 6/17 @LindaNagata 7/1 @TKosmatka More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 00:48:44 +0000 2015)
BryanThomasS: Also, #sffwrtcht will do our last chat in early August. Grateful for the support and participation but need to focus my attention elsewhere. (Thu May 14 00:50:09 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Also, #sffwrtcht will do our last chat in early August. Grateful for the support and participation but need to focus my attention elsewhere. (Thu May 14 00:50:09 +0000 2015)
BryanThomasS: There is a possibility #sffwrtcht will return in occasional blog interviews or podcasts but remains to be determined It’s been a great 4 yrs (Thu May 14 00:51:34 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: There is a possibility #sffwrtcht will return in occasional blog interviews or podcasts but remains to be determined It’s been a great 4 yrs (Thu May 14 00:51:34 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: 5 min to #sffwrtcht with @paizo author @JRVogt FORGE OF ASHES, fiction or autobiography? Find out if @JRVogt is an angry dwarf soon! (Thu May 14 00:56:13 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: @sffwrtcht Psst! Spoilers! (Thu May 14 00:56:46 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: @JRVogt Ohhhh Sorry. #sffwrtcht Don’t forget the hashtag on every tweet. (Thu May 14 00:57:15 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: @sffwrtcht Righto. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 00:57:49 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat (Thu May 14 01:01:01 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer’s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:01:14 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:01:14 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:01:30 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu May 14 01:01:42 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:01:52 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest is a full time freelancer whose works have appeared in short fiction, RPGs and gaming and novels #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:02:02 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: His debut novel, “Forge of Ashes”, A Pathfinder Tales fantasy, released from @Paizo last month #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:02:13 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: His second novel, a comedic urban fantasy called “Enter The Janitor,” Book 1 of The Cleaners from Wordfire Press #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:02:23 +0000 2015)
judyblackcloud: RT @sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat (Thu May 14 01:02:25 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: In gaming he has written for Piazo, Modiphius and Privateer Press. #sffwrtcht(Thu May 14 01:02:36 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: He can be found online on Twitter, Facebook and at his websitehttp://t.co/rwc5kNGAOJ #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:02:45 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht @JRVogt! (Thu May 14 01:02:55 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Hello #sffwrtcht! *throws confetti* (Thu May 14 01:03:16 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Let’s start with the basics: where did your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:03:18 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I’ve loved it ever since I was a kid, devouring as many SF&F books, movies, & games I could get my hands on. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:03:36 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I was a huge Trekkie once upon a time & have always been drawn to the weird side of reality. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:03:55 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Who were some of the authors whose work most thrilled and inspired you? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:04:07 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Early on, classics like Tolkien, Le Guin, & Lewis were definitely huge for me. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:04:41 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Later, Salvatore, Butcher, & Sanderson, just to name a few! Too many to count, sadly #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:05:00 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Did you study creative writing at all in school? How’d you learn your craft? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:05:05 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt it is NEVER sad to have read a LOT of books and liked them. #sffwrtcht #sacrilege (Thu May 14 01:05:31 +0000 2015)
LeahPetersen: RT @sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat (Thu May 14 01:05:36 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Oh no. Just sad I can’t list them all here. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:05:55 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I was an English minor, so yes, I took plenty of creative writing classes. But my prof didn’t allow SFF writing in class #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:06:19 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt How much writing did you do before your first sale and what was that? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:06:40 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: So I just wrote weird stories and hoped she wouldn’t notice. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:06:43 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: By the time I made that first sale, I had a couple dozen short stories and two novel manuscripts under my belt. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:07:18 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: That first story was called The Soul Shop, about a man who runs a store that sells…well, you can guess #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:07:31 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: The plot revolved around him getting into a price war with the Devil #sffwrtcht(Thu May 14 01:07:42 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: That actually sounds pretty interesting .@JRVogt How did you get involved in RPG and game writing? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:08:22 +0000 2015)
LindaNagata: RT @BryanThomasS: Forthcoming Guests 5/27 Ken Liu @kyliu99 6/3 @KenScholes 6/17 @LindaNagata 7/1 @TKosmatka More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:08:48 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I’ve been a lifelong gamer.That & reading keeps my inner child from starving to death. So naturally, I wanted to write for games #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:09:27 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Once I reached a point where I felt my writing was pro enough (i.e. had sold more stories), I started pitching to RPG developers #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:09:51 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I got several positive responses, including initial projects & sales from @paizo that led to my first novel! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:10:16 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Is it true the title of yr 1st novel is your nickname for the fireplace you burned barbies in whn ur sis called you angry dwarf? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:10:27 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I thought we agreed family would be left out of this… #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:11:11 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Give us a quick pitch of FORGE OF ASHES. It’s about angry dwarves? #sffwrtcht @paizo Pathfinder Tales (Thu May 14 01:11:17 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Sorry to bring up bad memories… #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:11:36 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Forge of Ashes is about Akina, a dwarven barbarian (yes w/a temper), who comes home from war to find her family in trouble #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:12:28 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Akina’s efforts to set things right leads her into plenty of monsters, magic, & mayhem! I had a lot of fun with this adventure. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:12:49 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: @JRVogt So tell us a bit about the setting. Each PT book is set in a different region of the large setting…as I understand it #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:12:58 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Yup! I got to explore a dwarven realm known as Five Kings Mountains, as well as the Darklands beneath. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:13:56 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Who are some of the other major characters? Antagonist, etc.? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:14:19 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Lots of nasty folk and beasts in both, so Akina has some good places to vent her…um…frustrations. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:14:35 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: That she does, @mfkalar. And with whatever the dwarven equivalent of aplomb is. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:15:29 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt And is it a standalone novel or are more planned? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:17:11 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Akina’s companion is Ondorum, an oread monk (oreads are people w/earthen traits in their blood). He’s a lot calmer. In general. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:17:25 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: As far as baddies, we don’t rightly know, at first. Except there’ve been some duergar (evil dwarves) sneaking around Akina’s home #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:18:14 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: We’re still trying to figure that out. We’ll send out a revised version that includes villains later. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:18:43 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Have you written other things for Paizo? How did you get the chance to write a PT novel? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:18:59 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Currently standalone. If that changes, hurrah! If not, I still have other @paizo projects to keep me busy. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:19:12 +0000 2015)
elliesoderstrom: RT @JRVogt: Forge of Ashes is about Akina, a dwarven barbarian (yes w/a temper), who comes home from war to find her family in trouble #sff… (Thu May 14 01:19:15 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Let’s see…I got the offer to pitch a #Pathfinder novel after selling 2 short stories for their free web fiction series. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:19:49 +0000 2015)
TKosmatka: RT @sffwrtcht: Forthcoming Guests 5/27 Ken Liu @kyliu99 6/3 @KenScholes 6/17 @LindaNagata 7/1 @TKosmatka More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:19:51 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: You can read The Weeping Blade, Hunter’s Folly (& a Forge of Ashes sample chapter) for free here: http://t.co/kJ0ZQT6ydC #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:20:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: You went from one novel to two within a month. Congrats. Pretty impressive. @JRVogt Now, quick pitch, what is ENTER THE JANITOR? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:20:16 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: And the current project is an upcoming novella that’ll accompany an Adventure Path. Actually collaborating on that w/@smloree! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:20:23 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Enter the Janitor is about angry dwarv–hang on… #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:20:49 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: A janitor working for a supernatural sanitation company must keep his new germaphobic apprentice alive while fighting Corruption #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:21:17 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Yes, it must be easy to get them confused. THE one that IS NOT about your sister .@JRVogt #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:21:25 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: There we go. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:21:28 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt How long did you spend writing the book before you sold it? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:21:33 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Think of janitors, maids, and plumbers as the secret heroes of the world, fighting off Scum and magical muck #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:21:40 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Writing it took about 3 months. I got an agent with it, but it didn’t sell then. It was about 1.5 years until it got a contract #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:22:13 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Are you a custodial fan? Where’d the idea come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:22:29 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I like playing around with words (odd that, I know). Then I wrote a little flashfic piece about a janitor assassin #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:23:25 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Do you start with characters sketches or outlines or just let it unfold as it comes? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:23:37 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: But magic always sneaks into my stories. And the title kinda popped into my head #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:23:56 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Oh, I’m a big-time plotter/outliner. I’ve tried just winging it, but that was a maddening experience. Surprised I survived. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:24:37 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt And this is a series right? How many books? Had you plotted out the entire series before writing? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:25:33 +0000 2015)
TimaMariaLacoba: RT @sffwrtcht: His second novel, a comedic urban fantasy called “Enter The Janitor,” Book 1 of The Cleaners from Wordfire Press #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:25:47 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I had the first 3 set, yes. When it sold, it had expanded to a potential 10-book series. We’ll see how far it goes! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:26:20 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: 10 books? REALLY? .@JRVogt Urban fantasy and comedy are becoming a common combination. What is the challenge to writing comedy? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:26:42 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: But I’ll note Enter the Janitor can be read as standalone and doesn’t end in a cliffhanger or anything. #sffwrtcht *Spoiler: Everyone dies* (Thu May 14 01:26:47 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt is clearly not ambitious at all… 10 books #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:26:58 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt So everyone dies. Each book is about a different janitor then? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:27:20 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I may or may not have lied on that last one. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:27:47 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Tell us about your lead character, Ben, the janitor. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:28:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Authors are not supposed to lie. Just make stuff up. It’s not the same thing… #whistles #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:28:37 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Hm. He’s a grungy sort w/a rough humor, who is totally committed to his job, because that’s pretty much all he has left in life #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:28:44 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: And he’s not all that pleased to be saddled with a new apprentice, for a variety of reasons. But, it’s his job, so…tally-ho #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:29:02 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Who are some of the other characters in the series? his apprentice? Antagonist? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:29:24 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: That’s right. We get paid for it. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:29:26 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: The main other character is Dani, Ben’s new apprentice. She becomes a Cleaner after her powers manifest in an odd way #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:29:49 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Mostly involving a muck monster that appears in the women’s restroom at her college #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:29:56 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt How’d you connect with Wordfire Press? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:30:18 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: They’re a mostly local operation, so I knew one of the editors plus some people who volunteered with them #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:30:53 +0000 2015)
TimaMariaLacoba: RT @sffwrtcht: 10 books? REALLY? .@JRVogt Urban fantasy and comedy are becoming a common combination. What is the challenge to writing co… (Thu May 14 01:31:01 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I started helping out at local conventions, working the booth & whatnot. Still doing that these days and it’s lots of fun #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:31:04 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt For those unfamiliar with Wordfire, tell us a bit about it? #sffwrtcht(Thu May 14 01:31:19 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: All right. Here goes. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:31:48 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: It’s a small publisher run by @thekja & @rebeccamoesta, & it’s growing rapidly w/authors both new & established #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:32:05 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: For instance, they just published @catrambo’s first novel, The Beasts of Tabat, which is an excellent read #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:32:15 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt When can we expect the next book? What is its title? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:32:36 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: And have @JodyLynnNye’s humorous Mythology series in print, plus books by @peterjwacks, @quincy_j_allen & @rhipaille. Plenty more #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:32:38 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: That’d be The Maids of Wrath, and it should be out Summer 2016! If all goes well, The Dust Pan Cometh would be the 3rd #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:33:21 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt So you’re an outliner, not a pantser. But which comes first: character, setting, or plot? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:33:30 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Often the setting. I think, “What if our world had supernatural sanitation workers?” That quickly leads to character & plot #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:34:22 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Do you use Scrivener or other “writing software tools”? Write to music? Any rituals? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:34:29 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I do use Scrivener when novelizing, yes. It’s nifty & anyone wanting to learn more about it should look to @atfmb’s resources #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:34:58 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt What’s your writing time look like–specific block? Write til you reach word count? Grab it when you can? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:35:08 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I also have two productivity tools: Freedom & Anti-Social. They cut me offline so social media & webcomics aren’t an option #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:35:21 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I tend to block out big projects and hammer at them until done. I get in as many words as I can while maintaining my sanity #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:36:08 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I can juggle smaller projects a bit more, but novels especially require sustained focus for me. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:36:30 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: No self-discipline eh? .@JRVogt When you are faced with writer’s block, what is your favorite/best way to overcome it? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:36:37 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Deadlines. I like being paid for my work. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:36:50 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt What’s the best and worst writing advice you’ve ever gotten? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:37:04 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Ooh… there’s so much of both…lemme see #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:37:34 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Best: Just keep writing. Finish a story. Start a new one. Don’t stay stuck in endless revising. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:37:57 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Worst: “There’s only one path to writing success.” Totally wrong & anyone telling you that is trying to sell you something #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:38:20 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Urban fantasy and comedy are becoming a common combination. What is the challenge to writing comedy? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:39:41 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Being funny. Seriously, that’s it. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:40:21 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Okay. To expound. For me, it’s a mix of absurd situations, character banter, & reality basically not behaving itself #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:40:46 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt AHEM, I have run out of questions so make stuff up or lie to stretch out your answers…dammit #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:41:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Do you approach short fiction differently than novels as far as writing process? How? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:41:19 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Sorry! Fast typer here. 140 wpm last I checked. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:41:32 +0000 2015)
TheKJA: @sffwrtcht I know, I know. It’s on the list of things to do, right after Taking Over the World. (Thu May 14 01:41:39 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Short and long fiction are such different beasties. Totally different techniques to slay them both. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:42:35 +0000 2015)
dragonhums: RT @sffwrtcht: 10 books? REALLY? .@JRVogt Urban fantasy and comedy are becoming a common combination. What is the challenge to writing co… (Thu May 14 01:42:39 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Actually, I do rather well with flash fiction (1k words or less) #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:42:54 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: And novels at 90-100k #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:43:05 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: But short stories? Those are rough. I’ve got to outline them just enough, but can’t invest as much as novel-length #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:43:42 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Do you outline shorts too or approach them differently? Still start with setting? #sffwrtcht #expoundfortheloveofgod (Thu May 14 01:43:45 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: No. With shorts and flashfic I often need a prompt. Some specific inspiration. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:44:22 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Back to humor for a minute. @JRVogt How do you know if the comedy is working…if it’s funny? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:44:30 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: It’s often the title, with those. And then I have to unravel what the title means. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:44:34 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: The challenge is that humor is incredibly subjective. Reader #1 may bust a gut laughing while Reader #2 may just think it’s corny #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:45:37 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: The easy answer would be if someone came up and said, “Hey I think your story is funny!” vs. flinging it at my head. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:46:00 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I think, for an author, it has be something *you* find funny. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:46:24 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: @JRVogt I only did that once and I missed. Let it go. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:46:30 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Otherwise how can you expect any reader to? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:46:38 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: It was a hardback! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:46:50 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Okay so three novels in The Cleaners. With the long path to sale, were all three written or just the first? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:47:00 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Signed too! Ink adds weight. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:47:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Whiner! Wimp! #sffwrtcht ANGRY DWARF! (Thu May 14 01:47:40 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: If only I could grow a beard… #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:48:17 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: The Maids of Wrath is written, but will need some more revising based on edits done to Enter the Janitor in the end #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:48:36 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Have writing sequels been easier or harder since you already knew the characters and world? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:48:43 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: For The Dust Pan Cometh, I’ve got the plot set, but it’ll need some more outlining and drafting. That’ll happen next year. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:49:10 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Easier. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:49:30 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt How much does your outline change as you write? How detailed do you outline before? #sffwrtcht #howmanyquestionscanIjaminto1tweet (Thu May 14 01:49:35 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Was that answer too quick? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:49:41 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Once I get the outline in place, I set it aside and write, using it as a general reference. It’ll often change drastically #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:50:40 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: For instance… #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:50:49 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: .@paizo Actually has an extensive outline process before the book is approved. Mine was about 7k, chapter-by-chapter #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:51:16 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt What future projects are you working on that we can look forward to? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:52:07 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: But by the end-of-draft, I’d added at least 1 character & shifted several scenes, & I’m pretty sure @jameslsutter didn’t notice! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:52:08 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Dagnabbit. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:52:14 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: The Price Paid, a prequel short story to Forge of Ashes, should be posting soon on @paizo’s free fiction series &… #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:53:30 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I’ve got a few urban & epic fantasy novels being reviewed by editors right now, so here’s hoping! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:53:59 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@jameslsutter rarely read the books he edits. He has dwarves and gnomes for that. Secret to his genius #sffwrtcht #littleknownfacts (Thu May 14 01:54:11 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt You have done #fantasy. What about #scifi? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:54:37 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: That explains the ale stains on my edited manuscript. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:54:52 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: All the #scifi I’ve done so far has been short stories or flashfic. Though I’ve some novels you might call “science fantasy.” #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:55:28 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt What is it about #fantasy that appeals to you so much? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:55:37 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Find @JRVogt on Twitter, Facebook and at his websitehttp://t.co/rwc5kNGAOJ #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:55:58 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please `Like� our Facebook group: http://t.co/tFOTDqY6 #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:56:07 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Besides getting to make up all the rules? Hm… #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:56:09 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: In 2 weeks on , 5/27 SAGA Press author @kyliu99 joins us to talk about his debut fantasy THE GRACE OF KINGS at 9 pm ET live #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:56:32 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Forthcoming Guests 5/27 Ken Liu @kyliu99 6/3 @KenScholes 6/17 @LindaNagata 7/1 @TKosmatka More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:56:42 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Also, #sffwrtcht will do our last chat in early August. Grateful for the support and participation but need to focus my attention elsewhere. (Thu May 14 01:57:05 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: I love #fantasy because I love the supernatural. The magical. It evokes a greater sense of wonder for me, I suppose. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:57:05 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: There is a possibility #sffwrtcht will return in occasional blog interviews or podcasts but remains to be determined It’s been a great 4 yrs (Thu May 14 01:57:24 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt tell us a bit about the magic system in The Cleaners real quick. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:58:06 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Two primal forces of Purity & Corruption are duking it out on earth. The Cleaners use some elemental powers, though the… #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:58:58 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: …elementals themselves aren’t always as helpful as you’d think they’d be. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:59:17 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@JRVogt Thanks for making time to chat with us.FORGE OF ASHES from @paizo is in bookstores everywhere and ENTER THE JANITOR out? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 01:59:45 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: You can nab Enter the Janitor on Amazon and it will make its official debut @DenverComicCon in less than 2 weeks! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 02:00:43 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: ENTER THE JANITOR comes from Wordfire Press run by @TheKJA and @RebeccaMoesta and will be in trade paperback & all ebook formats #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 02:00:49 +0000 2015)
JRVogt: Thanks for having me! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 02:00:54 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: A transcript for this chat will be up at the website soon as this host manages.http://t.co/sNNDnxP7fL Thanks for joining us! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 02:01:15 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: @JRVogt Our pleasure. Congrats on your success and continued success! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 14 02:01:58 +0000 2015)

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Transcript: SFFWRTCHT 4/16/15 With Faith Hunter

•May 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Transcripts-flatsffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer’s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 16 00:59:37 +0000 2015)
HunterFaith: One minute to #janeyellowrock #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 16 00:59:49 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 16 01:00:00 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 16 01:00:19 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Apr 16 01:00:31 +0000 2015)
TroubledScribe: RT @BryanThomasS: Tonight on #sffwrtcht @AceRocBooks NYT Bestselling star @hunterfaith talks Jane Yellowrock, Soulwood and more! 9 pm ET! #… (Thu Apr 16 01:00:38 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 16 01:00:46 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest @hunterfaith writes three series for @acerocbooks, the Rogue Mage and Jane Yellowrock series. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 16 01:00:59 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: And coming this Fall, the Soulwood series, a spinoff of Jane Yellowrock. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 16 01:01:09 +0000 2015)
HunterFaith: Tweet chat is NOW #janeyellowrock and #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 16 01:01:12 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Born in Louisiana and raised all over the south, using the name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, & thrillers. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 16 01:01:42 +0000 2015)
HunterFaith: Waves to Bryan! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 16 01:02:20 +0000 2015)

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Transcript: SFFWRTCHT 4/02/15 With Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry)

•May 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Transcripts-flatsffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer’s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 02 01:00:12 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 02 01:00:28 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 02 01:00:36 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Apr 02 01:00:53 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 02 01:01:15 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest @JohnGHemry aka Jack Campbell is a retired naval officer and Annapolis Academy grad #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 02 01:01:23 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: He is the NYT bestselling author of six books in the original Lost Fleet Series as well as the Stark’s War a&JAG in Space series #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 02 01:01:44 +0000 2015)
KateElliottSFF: RT @sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest @JohnGHemry aka Jack Campbell is a retired naval officer and Annapolis Academy grad #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 02 01:01:48 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Now he has The Lost Stars and Beyond The Frontier, two Lost Fleet spinoff series all from @AceRocBooks #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 02 01:01:56 +0000 2015)
ITregillis: @sffwrtcht Seriously! At the local grocery co-op just a couple blocks from our humble house, of all places. (Thu Apr 02 01:02:05 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: A frequent contributor to the specific zines, his works have frequently appeared in Analog, amongst other places. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 02 01:02:16 +0000 2015)
johnghemry1: @sffwrtcht @JohnGHemry Yup (Thu Apr 02 01:02:16 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: He currently lives with his indomitable wife and three kids in Maryland. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 02 01:02:41 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: He can be found online at http://t.co/lxySm8Yq1x, Facebook and Twitter. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 02 01:02:52 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht @JohnGHemry. Where’d your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from, your highness? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 02 01:03:03 +0000 2015)

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Transcript: SFFWRTCHT 2/18/15 With Alethea Kontis

•February 28, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Transcripts-flatAletheaKontis: Casey just read her letter from me on @DearTeenMe . I’m trying to stop crying before #sffwrtcht starts. *sniffle* http://t.co/WfzfStl9FT (Thu Feb 19 01:57:48 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Forthcoming Guests 3/ 4 Karen Junker/@CascadeWriters 3/18 Robin Wayne Bailey 4/1 Jack Campbell/@JohnGHemry & More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 01:58:50 +0000 2015)
BryanThomasS: Forthcoming Guests 3/ 4 Karen Junker/@CascadeWriters 3/18 Robin Wayne Bailey 4/1 Jack Campbell/@JohnGHemry & More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 01:58:50 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer’s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 01:59:55 +0000 2015)
AletheaKontis: @sffwrtcht I have been provided AN ENTIRE BOX by @tinytempest :-) (Thu Feb 19 02:00:31 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:00:34 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:00:42 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Feb 19 02:00:58 +0000 2015)
AletheaKontis: *WAVES TO EVERYONE ON #SFFWRTCHT * *glitterbombs* (Thu Feb 19 02:01:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:01:12 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest @AletheaKontis is the New York Times Bestselling author of children’s and young adult books #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:01:26 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @AletheaKontis Welcome to our own little crazy corner! #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:02:00 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Including Enchanted & Hero, the 1st 2 books in her Woodcutter Sisters series of fantasy fairy tale romance & the latest, DEAREST #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:02:03 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: A student of Andre Norton and Orson Scott Card, she lives and writes in Florida near Cape Canaveral. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:02:13 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Her other books include THE WONDERLAND ALPHABET, BEAUTY & DYNAMITE, DIARY OF A MAD SCIENTIST GARDEN NOME #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:02:29 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: THE MONSTER AND MRS. BLAKE, THE UNICORN TREE, THE WITCH OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, SMALL MAGICS and TWISTED TALES in 66 WORDS #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:02:40 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: I’m done yelling now. Her short fiction can be found in many anthologies like ELEMENTAL, DARK FAITH, APEXOLOGY and more. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:02:50 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Also INTERGALACTIC MEDICINE SHOW and other zines online and off. #sffwrtcht(Thu Feb 19 02:02:59 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: She can be found online at http://t.co/7nnDBCS4An, Facebook and Twitter. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:03:10 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please refer to her as “Princess” and never make eye contact #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:03:18 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht Princess @AletheaKontis. Where’d your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from, your highness? #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:03:32 +0000 2015)
AletheaKontis: I AM UBIQUITOUS. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:03:51 +0000 2015)
AletheaKontis: My love of all the genres comes from fairy tales…really, all the stories my dad read to me as a baby. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 19 02:04:51 +0000 2015)

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Transcript: SFFWRTCHT 2/04/14 With Irene Radford

•February 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Transcripts-flat
sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer’s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 01:59:16 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 01:59:27 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 01:59:38 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Feb 05 01:59:52 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 02:00:11 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest Irene Radford is the author of 13 novels from @DawBooks in the Dragon Nimbus series of science fiction & fantasy #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 02:00:35 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: She is also the author of two Pixie Chronicles books and wrote several others under the name PR Frost #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 02:01:00 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: A long time resident of the Pacific Northwest, she is both a frequent contributor to and editor of anthologies. #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 02:01:11 +0000 2015)
chippermuse: RT @sffwrtcht: Forthcoming Guests 2/18 @aletheakontis 3/ 4 Karen Junker/@CascadeWriters 3/18 Robin Wayne Bailey & More every 2 weeks #sffwr… (Thu Feb 05 02:01:12 +0000 2015)
chippermuse: RT @sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest Irene Radford is the author of 13 novels from @DawBooks in the Dragon Nimbus series of science fiction & fan… (Thu Feb 05 02:01:19 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Her most recent release is an omnibus of her Stargods trilogy, prequels to all the dragon nimbus tales #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 02:01:22 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: For many years Irene was active in Ballet du Lac, a semi-pro ballet company and taught ballet to local youngsters #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 02:01:34 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: At the same time, she led a Cub Scout pack and frequently found her home the preferred playground in the neighborhood #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 02:01:51 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Irene has held many jobs from insurance underwriter to assistant curator of a museum to clerk in a fabric store #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 02:02:12 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: She can be found online at Facebook or her website athttp://t.co/Yku4zlcWWM #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 02:02:25 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht @sffwrtchtguest aka Irene. Where’d your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 02:02:40 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Hi Irene! Welcome to #sffwrtcht @SFFWRTCHTGuest aka Irene. Where’d your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 02:05:51 +0000 2015)
SFFWRTCHTGuest: #sffwrtcht Hi! I’m here (Thu Feb 05 02:07:17 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: @sffwrtchtguest Welcome. Where’d your interest in SFF come from? #sffwrtcht(Thu Feb 05 02:07:37 +0000 2015)
SFFWRTCHTGuest: #sffwrtcht I have always been fascinated with the occult and things that go bump in the night. Cut my teeth on Star Trek atfirst episode. (Thu Feb 05 02:08:28 +0000 2015)
ardyceelaine: RT @sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fict… (Thu Feb 05 02:08:37 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@SFFWRTCHTGuest Who were some of your favorite authors and inspirations? #sffwrtcht (Thu Feb 05 02:09:04 +0000 2015)

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Transcript: SFFWRTCHT 1/21/15 With Catherine Asaro

•January 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Transcripts-flatsffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer’s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 22 01:58:45 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 22 01:59:02 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 22 01:59:13 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Jan 22 01:59:28 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 22 01:59:51 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest @Catherine_Asaro is a Physicist and author originally from Berkley, CA with degrees from Harvard and UCLA #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 22 02:00:02 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: A former ballet and jazz dancer, she is also founder of the Mainly Jazz Dance program at Harvard and is known as a singer #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 22 02:00:13 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Her husband is a rocket scientist for NASA, and their daughter is a mathematician and balley dancer #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 22 02:00:23 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Her debut novel for @torbooks, PRIMARY INVERSION, won critical acclaim and launched her long time Skolian Saga #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 22 02:00:38 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: which combines hard science fiction and space opera and is going on 13 books now from both @Torbooks and @BaenBooks #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 22 02:00:49 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: A Nebula winner for her 6th Skolian novel, THE QUANTUM ROSE, she can be found at Facebook and http://t.co/fUkltZx6xB #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 22 02:00:59 +0000 2015)
ejweidig: RT @sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fict… (Thu Jan 22 02:01:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht @Catherine_Asaro. Where’d your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 22 02:01:11 +0000 2015)
Catherine_Asaro: @sffwrtcht Ballet. Not belly. :-) (Thu Jan 22 02:01:16 +0000 2015)
ejweidig: RT @BryanThomasS: Tonight at 9 pm ET @Catherine_Asaro joins us to talk UNDERCITY and Skolian Empire #sffwrtcht @BaenBooks @Torbooks author … (Thu Jan 22 02:01:26 +0000 2015)
BryanThomasS: @Catherine_Asaro #sffwrtcht Oops. Sorry. Typo. (Thu Jan 22 02:01:46 +0000 2015)
Catherine_Asaro: @sffwrtcht I’ve loved it all my life, since I first began to read. It was always my choice of reading material. (Thu Jan 22 02:02:11 +0000 2015)

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Transcript: SFFWRTCHT 1/07/2015 With Dave Bara

•January 10, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Transcripts-flatdavebaraauthor: I will be chatting on SFF Writer’s Chat @sffwrtcht at the top of the hour about IMPULSE and the other books in the series. Follow #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 01:53:36 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer’s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:00:30 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:00:44 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:00:57 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Jan 08 02:01:11 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:01:23 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest grew up believing his father was a Jedi, then discovered he’s actually a Sith Lord… Ooops wrong cards. Hang on #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:02:04 +0000 2015)
SaraMegibow: RT @sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer’s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:02:05 +0000 2015)
SaraMegibow: RT @sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the gu… (Thu Jan 08 02:02:13 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest @davebaraauthor was born at the dawn of the space age & grew up watching the Gemini & Apollo space programs on TV #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:02:33 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: He dreamed of becoming an astronaut one day. This soon led him to an interest in science fiction, especially on television. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:02:47 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: He began to read scifi voraciously in his teens. This led him to try writing, which he continued all through his college years. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:03:18 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Dave’s writing is influenced by the many SF novels he read over the years #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:03:56 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: During these years the story concepts for what would become The Lightship Chronicles series began to take form. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:04:09 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: His debut novel, IMPULSE: The Lightship Chronicles, Volume I releases 2/03/15 from @DAWBooks #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:04:21 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: He can be found online at http://t.co/Cje89mt2KX, and Facebook #sffwrtcht(Thu Jan 08 02:04:35 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: He’s also the only author to spoil my book launch by showing up nude… oh, wrong cards again… That was me #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:05:12 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht @davebaraauthor. Where’d your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:05:18 +0000 2015)
davebaraauthor: I’m just a guy who was pretty much born to write science fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jan 08 02:05:56 +0000 2015)

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Transcript: SFFWRTCHT 8/07/14 With Sara Megibow, Agent

•August 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Transcripts-flatsffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer�s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:00:33 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:00:46 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:00:59 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Aug 07 01:01:10 +0000 2014)
TimBarzyk: RT @sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer�s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:01:16 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:01:23 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Future Guests 8/13 @PatrickSwenson 8/20 @BrentWeeks 8/27 Jay Lake Memorial 9/03 @BethCato #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:01:35 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Tonight�s guest @SaraMegibow is a Literary Agent at Nelson Literary Agencyhttp://t.co/55fsOtplZN #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:01:44 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Sara has a B.A. in Women�s Studies and a B.A. in American History from Northwestern University. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:01:55 +0000 2014)
LeahPetersen: RT @SaraMegibow: 12 minutes until #sffwrtcht – join us! *scampers off to get glass of wine* @sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:02:03 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: From sexy romance to epic fantasy, Sara has loved reading since picking up her first copy of The Hobbit. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:02:06 +0000 2014)
LeahPetersen: RT @BryanThomasS: Okay all. Come next week to ask @SaraMegibow your questions about an agent’s life, approach, work, etc. at 9 pm ET live … (Thu Aug 07 01:02:34 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Her particular specialty as an agent is crafting long-term strategy for debut genre authors. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:02:36 +0000 2014)
BethCato: RT @sffwrtcht: Future Guests 8/13 @PatrickSwenson 8/20 @BrentWeeks 8/27 Jay Lake Memorial 9/03 @BethCato #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:02:52 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: As our first agent guest, please keep in mind, @saramegibow is here to answer questns abt business, writing, genre & agenting #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Aug 07 01:03:02 +0000 2014)
KAdamsBooks: @sffwrtcht Is it ever acceptable to send a query for an ms that’s still in progress? 50% completion? Thanks for hosting! (Thu Aug 07 01:03:05 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: She is not here to take pitches, etc. #sffwrtcht Please be respectful. 2/2 (Thu Aug 07 01:03:13 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: She can be found online on Twitter, http://t.co/9Jpd8euSix orhttp://t.co/X1plV5yeJ2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:03:28 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht @SaraMegibow! Where�d your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:03:42 +0000 2014)
SaraMegibow: Hi! Thanks for having me here! I’m a natural 20 geek – grew up reading SF/F, stalking Renaissance Festivals and playing D&D. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:04:06 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Awesome, a tribe member @SaraMegibow Who were some of the other authors who most thrilled and inspired you growing up? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:04:50 +0000 2014)
SaraMegibow: Robin McKinley – I devoured THE HERO AND THE CROWN and imprinted upon it. My dream = magic sword + brave horse. #true #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:05:17 +0000 2014)
SaraMegibow: Also J.R.R. Tolkien, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman and Wendy & Richard Pini. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:05:28 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@SaraMegibow Were you a regular at Cons growing up? How did you participate in fandom? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:06:05 +0000 2014)

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