Transcript: SFFWRTCHT 6/26/13 With Bestselling Author Paul S. Kemp

Transcripts-flatsffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer�s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 00:59:47 +0000 2013)

Wyld_Dandelyon: Welcome back, @paulskemp #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:00:00 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 00:59:59 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table discussion. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:00:09 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Jun 27 01:00:21 +0000 2013)
PrinceJvstin: RT @Wyld_Dandelyon: Welcome back, @paulskemp #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:00:27 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:00:38 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: Tonight�s guest @paulskemp is a mild-mannered corporate lawyer by day, out at night fighting for justice and the American way #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:01:02 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht [smoke and cries of damned souls] WHO HAS DARED SUMMONED THE DARK PRINCE OF – err, I mean, uh…Hi, everyone. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:01:27 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: and rolling twelve sided dice in the dungeons of Detroit #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:01:29 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: He�s the author of three Star Wars tie-in books from @DelReySpectra and twice that many Forgotten Realms books. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:01:36 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: His latest book, Discourse In Steel, is an original adventure fantasy from @angryrobotbooks, starring Nix and Egil #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:01:48 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: It�s a sequel to his well received The Hammer and The Blade which came out last summer #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:02:00 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht I had to fill your silence, man. It was freaking me out. #sffwrtcht(Thu Jun 27 01:02:04 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: He also has his latest Forgotten Realms novel The Godborn featuring Erevis Cale coming out in October 2013 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:02:09 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: He lives up near Detroit with his wife, twin sons and a daughter. And his stories have appeared in magazines & anthologies. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:02:21 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: Welcome back @paulskemp! Thanks for joining us again! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:02:34 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Thanks for having me! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:02:41 +0000 2013)
PrinceJvstin: twelve sided dice? Never figured you for a player of barbarians @paulskemp #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:02:49 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @PrinceJvstin True that. I’m a ranger and/or paladin type. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:03:01 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@paulskemp I have summoned thee. How art thou tonight? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:03:07 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht I’m good. Jamesons at my side. An episode of Mad Men behind me. Life is peachy. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:03:25 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @princejvstin @paulskemp That was off the cuff. Please, no assumptions or inferences intended #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:03:45 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht How are you doing, man? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:03:45 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS @princejvstin Oh, I can Barbarian when needed. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:04:12 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS @princejvstin Witness: WIZARD! FEEL MY SUN SWORD! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:04:25 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@Paulskemp So we�ve talked about Egil and Nix before, but give us a quick rundown please. Who are Egil and Nix? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:04:32 +0000 2013)
PrinceJvstin: @Paulskemp @BryanThomasS fair enough. I did not, mean, however, to derail #sffwrtcht in the first five minutes with D&D geekery (Thu Jun 27 01:04:59 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Well, they’re the protags in my S&S novels from Angry Robot. Egil is the hulking, somber, brooding priest, wont 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:05:08 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht to deliver sermons with hammers rather than words. Nix is a sneak thief, fancies himself the brains, quick of word2/3 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:05:34 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht blade. 3/3 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:05:42 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: .@Paulskemp And what happened in The Hammer & The Blade, elevator summary please. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:05:59 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @PrinceJvstin @BryanThomasS D&D Geekery FTW. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:05:58 +0000 2013)
RobHBedford: Hey @Paulskemp 1st Egil & Nix novel had a neat little shout-out to the Green Lantern mythos, any similar shout-outs in DISCOURSE? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:06:30 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS The boys ran afould of a devil pacted sorcerer — nasty fucker, really — then were compelled to assist him 1/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:06:31 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp @PrinceJvstin We must be ourselves, man. NO apologies. #sffwrtcht #ftw (Thu Jun 27 01:06:43 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS in a plot involving his sisters. Tombs were robbed. Hijinks ensued. And, in the end, the boys lived and learned3/3 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:07:05 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@Paulskemp Discourse and Steel picks up after Hammer with the two owning their tavern/brothel 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:07:14 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @RobHBedford Nothing so blatant this time around. You read the ARC. We changed the name in the book. No Abn Sur, alas. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:07:30 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: .@Paulskemp And the two sisters, Rose and Merelda, are free of imprisonment by their brother and living in the city. 2/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:07:38 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Aye. Making their own way. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:07:50 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: .@Paulskemp How much time has elapsed between books here? How much of that time have you filled in mentally w/ wht happens? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:08:20 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS It’s fuzzy. For that, I blame whiskey. :-) But not a lot. Months, maybe. And I haven’t kept track of what 1/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:09:09 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS has gone down with Egil and Nix in the interim. They’re shifty bastards anyway. Hard to follow, as it were. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:09:25 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Fair enough. When Rose is injured in the assassination of a client to their fortune telling, they seek help 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:10:44 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@paulskemp from Egil & Nix, who must take on The Thieves Guild, the most powerful guild in the land. #sffwrtcht Who are the Thieves Guild? (Thu Jun 27 01:11:19 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS A powerful force in the city of Dur Follin anyway. #sffwrtcht(Thu Jun 27 01:11:31 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht The guild in Dur Folling is more religious order than ordinary guild. Religion binds them. Cuttthroat, even by the 1/ #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:11:58 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: .@Paulskemp LOL Is that all you can tell us and avoid spoilers? #sffwrtcht(Thu Jun 27 01:12:24 +0000 2013)
PrinceJvstin: How much of the world around Dur Follin is now mapped out in your mind? @paulskemp #sffwrtcht. Any worldbuilding surprises for you? (Thu Jun 27 01:12:27 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht standards of such orgs. Run by the Committee, eight Arch Thieves identifiable to those in the know by their 2/ #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:12:29 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS magical tattoos. Klling another member of the Comm is ace, and one way to advance to Upright Man. But get 3/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:12:58 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS caught, or even leave evidence, and your a dustman. Egil and NIx get caught up in that. 4/4 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:13:19 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS “You’re.” Not “Your.” Once more, I blame Jamesons. He hates me and love typos. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:13:40 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: Thanks. @Paulskemp And tell us about the world in which they live. It�s a secondary world, right? Give us some highlights please. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:13:52 +0000 2013)
RobHBedford: Though I’m not quite finished with DISCOURSE, I sense very long-term planning, how many books would you project #sffwrtcht @Paulskemp (Thu Jun 27 01:13:55 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @PrinceJvstin Quite a bit, but some of it is unfolding as I write/plan, and candidly, that’s half the fun of these stories. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:14:09 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Well, you know what they say, kids keep you humble. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:14:09 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @RobHBedford I’m booked for three, but they seem to be doing well, so I’m hoping to stay with them a long time. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:14:36 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS VERY humble. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:14:45 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht You know, I like to keep the world, to some degree, an IMPLIED setting, in the vein of classic S&S. Oh sure, 1/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:15:22 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS there’s The Heap, the Water Clock of Mad Ool, the Archbridge built by some forgotten progenitors, a history 2/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:15:48 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS of some world shaking Wizard War that left ruins scattered over the landscape. But it’s the small stuff I love 3/ #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:16:27 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS the most. The interior of the Slick Tunnel (the brothel/inn), the Low Bazaar, the Guild House. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:16:51 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp And the Slick Tunnel is owned by Egil & Nix actually They bought it in the first book #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:17:19 +0000 2013)
RobHBedford: @Paulskemp you are a punster! Glad they are doing well, I like these two fellas quite a bit. How well do you think you know them? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:17:22 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Right. Though they don’t run it. They know their limits. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:17:34 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@paulskemp How long did the book take to write? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:17:39 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @RobHBedford Well. These are the easiest characters I’ve ever written, yet I think they’re the characters with the most 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:18:04 +0000 2013)
Wyld_Dandelyon: (Dumb internet connection!) Do you have a favorite character? If so, who and why? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:18:23 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @RobHBedford distinct voices. Sounds stupid, but I feel like I was made to write these two. 2/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:18:30 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Oh man, with young kids (I have three with another on the way) times passes weirdly for me. I think…6 months maybe? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:18:53 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp One of the more vivid settings I remember is the slum area where their “mother” lives, actually #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:18:58 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Congrats to you and Jennifer on yet another Kemp (redhead?) ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:19:27 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Right. Mamabird is Nix’s moral compass, even though she appears only rarely. Nix’s whole psychology is tied up 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:19:28 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS in his experience in the Warrens and growing up in the shadow of the Heap. Mamabird saved him. 2/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:19:48 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@paulskemp You�ve mentioned in the past that you write whichever scene is ready in your mind. Is that working from outlines? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:20:04 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Likely, based on the others. :-) Keeping the ginger population high, we are. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:20:04 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht INdeed. I always work from outline and almost always write out of sequence. It just works for me. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:20:29 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Another Ginja-Ninja coming to Kempland. Huzzah. #sffwrtcht(Thu Jun 27 01:20:51 +0000 2013)
RobHBedford: @Paulskemp Doesn’t sound stupid at all, sounds right. How long have they been bantering in your noggin? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:21:05 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @RobHBedford To one degree or another, probably since I first picked up Swords and Deviltry. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:22:01 +0000 2013)
PrinceJvstin: Who is your favorite new character in Discourse of Steel? #sffwrtcht @Paulskemp (Thu Jun 27 01:22:21 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Wyld_Dandelyon Tsk tsk. Asking @paulskemp to pick his favorite, with his kid sitting right there ;) #sffwrtcht It’s Jameson of the kids (Thu Jun 27 01:22:27 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @RobHBedford I think they’d have done well on Twitter. Nix anyway. Quick with a word and all that. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:22:31 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@paulskemp Does this book standalone like Hammer. How many Nix and Egil adventures are planned? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:23:15 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @Wyld_Dandelyon I love Nix’s wit and inherent optimism. But I’m drawn to Egil’s somberness and introspection. More like me. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:23:23 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht It does standalone, though there are callbacks to HAMMER. My goal is to write stories that are connected, but not 1/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:24:00 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht sequels in any meaningful sense. Like Howard’s Conan tales or Leiber’s F&tGM stories. 2/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:24:37 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: All right, well let me just say that these are fun, fast reads with good humor and action adventure in a classic feel Egil & Nix #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:25:01 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht I’m under contract for one more after this (A CONVERSATION IN BLOOD) and hope to do more. Sales will determine, of course 1/2 (Thu Jun 27 01:25:03 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht but things seem to be going pretty well on that front, so here’s hoping. LOVE writing these two. (Thu Jun 27 01:25:20 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@paulskemp Who is Erevis Cale and how did he come to be? Short version. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:25:25 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: RT @Paulskemp @sffwrtcht but things seem to be going pretty well on that front, so here’s hoping. LOVE writing these two. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:25:42 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @PrinceJvstin My favorite new character isn’t new, but more fleshed out — Gadd, the alekeep at the Tunnel.He’s got him some 1/2. #Sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:26:23 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @paulskemp Glad to hear they’re doing well. That’s great. #sffwrtcht Congrats! (Thu Jun 27 01:26:31 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @PrinceJvstin as well as some teeth and tats. His history is hinted at in DISCOURSE and I plan to explore it more in later books #SffWrtCht (Thu Jun 27 01:27:02 +0000 2013)
davidlcraddock: @Paulskemp Now that you’ve sharepened your world-building skillz, any plans to create a sci-fi playground? #Sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:27:09 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Thank you.. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:27:10 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Ah, Cale. CAle is my signature character in the Forgotten REalms. The most popular character I’ve written. 1/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:27:37 +0000 2013)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @Paulskemp Wonderful answer (On the lines of “He’s my favorite oldest son and she’s my favorite youngest daughter”) Plus reasons! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:27:55 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht He’s a thief, an assassin, and eventually a priest who stabs his own god in the chest. Always trying to slip 2/3 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:28:12 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@Paulskemp Tell us a bit about Godborn now. How does it fit with the other Erevis adventures you�ve written? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:28:15 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht his past, but never succeeding. Dark dude. Brooding dude. Born killer. But honorable, still. 3/3 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:28:35 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @Wyld_Dandelyon Always the reasons. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:29:03 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @davidlcraddock Hard to say. I’ve got some ideas on that front, but really, my first and deepest love is fantasy. #SffWrtCht (Thu Jun 27 01:29:42 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht The Godborn follows on from The TWilight War Trilogy, picking up about 100 yrs later. Teh world has changed a lot 1/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:30:21 +0000 2013)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @Paulskemp Do you find it’s different writing fantasy as opposed to writing science fiction? In what ways? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:30:39 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Cal’s son and former companions (those who are long-lived) are, as always, caught up in the machinations of gods 2/3 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:30:56 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht and the powerful. I just went over the galley this week. Very strong stuff, I say (and try not to sound like jerk). #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:31:36 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: .@Paulskemp And this is part of a series called the Sundering initiated by RA Salvatore, correct? How do the books fit together? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:31:42 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS The Sundering is a world spanning event that creates ripples all across the Realms. Teh books in the series 1/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:32:12 +0000 2013)
RobHBedford: @Paulskemp You’ve probably been asked, but with a full time job as a lawyer & 4(!) kids, how the hell do you find time to write? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:32:31 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS are connected in that they take place against that backdrop, showing different aspects of it. The stories, 2/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:32:36 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS however, are not sequels or intertwined, though there are some Easter Eggs across books. 3/3 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:32:54 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @RobHBedford I’m unstuck in time. Also, I juggle like mad and have MADE myself efficient. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:33:16 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@Paulskemp Fair enough. For those who don’t know, tell us please a little about the Realms setting please. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:33:35 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @Wyld_Dandelyon Fantasy allows for less rigorous worldbuilding and more vigorous exploration of moral questions. Sci-fi is opp. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:33:52 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht The Forgotten REalms is arguable the most detailed, intricate fantasy setting ever created this side of Middle 1/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:34:35 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Earth. It’s a setting for many D&D game products and lots of fiction. It is vast, historically and geographically 2/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:35:11 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht and so contains just about anything you might imagine, at one place or time or another. Created by Ed Greenwood. 3/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:35:42 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht And, for the record, Ed Greenwood is one of the smartest guys I’ve ever met. And I think pretty highly of my own IQ. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:36:05 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: .@Paulskemp When you first got to write for WOTC, did you choose FR as a setting or was it chosen for you? Was it familiar? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:36:20 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp We’ve noticed. ;) #sffwrtcht #justkidding (Thu Jun 27 01:36:41 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I sent a sample in response to an open solicitation set in the REalms. I knew the setting very well. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:36:50 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Ha! But it’s true! #sffwrtcht #justkidding (Thu Jun 27 01:37:09 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: .@Paulskemp Erevis Cale was the butler or something as part of a multi-author series, correct? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:37:21 +0000 2013)
RobHBedford: How has writing FR and SW helped you to sharpen your E&N writing? More discipline & structure? @Paulskemp #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:37:33 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Cale starts as the majordomo to a powerful merchant house. In reality, he’s a spy. This blows up and off we go. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:38:00 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@Paulskemp I believe you mentioned in the past a duology for #starwars. When can we expect that? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:38:07 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @RobHBedford INteresting question. I’m not sure, to be honest. I learn a little from every book I write. Structure, though, yes. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:38:34 +0000 2013)
Wyld_Dandelyon: As a story element, is magic different than advanced technology? How? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:38:49 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Well, the Disney deal created some wrinkles. I’m under contract. But I’m on standby. #starwars #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:38:55 +0000 2013)
PrinceJvstin: Are there shared worlds besides Star Wars and the Realms that interest you in writing for someday? @paulskemp #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:38:57 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Ahhhhh, I had wondered about all of that. #sffwrtcht Sorry to hear it. (Thu Jun 27 01:39:15 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @PrinceJvstin Only one: Warhammer. I try to pester Christian Dunn from time to time. As soon as my schedule allows, 1/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:39:25 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @PrinceJvstin I plan to make a REAL pest of myself and get some hot, slippery Chaos action. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:39:42 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: .@Paulskemp Having done both, what are the advantages and disadvantages of working in a shared world vs a world of your own? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:39:43 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp 40k or the fantasy? #sffwrtcht #warhammer (Thu Jun 27 01:40:06 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Shared world has done some world building and brings (in the case of FR and SW) a big audience. With your own 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:40:13 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS work, you’re more creatively free. In a way, the shared world stuff has a high floor but a ceiling. Original 2/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:40:48 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS work has no floor and no ceiling. You can reach essentially zero readers or millions. #sffwrtcht #warhammer (Thu Jun 27 01:41:11 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: Asked this last time but let’s see if it’s changed @Paulskemp What�s the best and worst writing advice you�ve ever gotten? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:41:19 +0000 2013)
RobHBedford: @Paulskemp @PrinceJvstin Well, you did tinkerin Warhammer, right? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:41:22 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS The fantasy for sure. They once asked me to 40K, but I don’t know it at all. #sffwrtcht #warhammer (Thu Jun 27 01:41:36 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht The best is “write fearlessly,” and, in the words of Chuck Wendig, “Finish your shit.” The worst….1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:42:12 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Interesting. I’m the opposite. Working up a 40k sample for the next open call #sffwrtcht With help from @davidannandale (Thu Jun 27 01:42:30 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht There’s not much that strikes me as dead nuts terrible. “Write what you know” is so stupid nobody says it anymore. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:42:32 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS @davidannandale Rock on. Good luck. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:42:43 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: Okay, @Paulskemp What have you learned about writing since the last time you shared your best and worst advice with us? #sffwrtcht #lasttime (Thu Jun 27 01:42:56 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @RobHBedford @PrinceJvstin I did and enjoyed it enormously. Christian Dunn was great to work with and I love the setting. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:44:37 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @RobHBedford @PrinceJvstin It’s just a time issue for me. Love to do more in Warhammer. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:44:54 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Screw you, new Tweetdeck. You’re well and truly suckful. #sffwrtcht #lasttime (Thu Jun 27 01:45:48 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: Okay, for those curious, last time, @paulskemp answered Ha! “Write what you love” is the best. “Write what you know” is the worst #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:46:11 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS That’s some profound shit right there. Damn. I was a contender back then. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:46:41 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: You can find our prior interview here with links to first #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:46:56 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp You were drunk that time, and I believe, watching TV #sffwrtcht #truestory (Thu Jun 27 01:47:18 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Also, do I get a gold watch and get to meet Steve Martin in the green room? As a 3time guest, I mean. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:47:21 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I can neither confirm nor deny your defamatory statements. Good day to you, sir. I say, good day. #sffwrtcht #truestory (Thu Jun 27 01:47:55 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@Paulskemp We can send you a well used ARC of one of your prior books signed by me… #sffwrtcht CONGRATS! Want it dipped in gold? (Thu Jun 27 01:48:04 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Electrum. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:48:22 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp LOL okay, sorry. Just trying to get lots of clicks on that link ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:48:36 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@Paulskemp Have you read any books you really loved in the last year? What and by whom? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:49:35 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht I loved THE WEIRD (one of the stories in it inspired Blackalley in DISCOURSE). I enjoyed THE MIRAGE, by M. Ruff. 1/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:50:33 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht I think Wendig’s BLACKBIRDS is a clinic on use of voice. I’m reading ERB PRINCESS OF MARS right now and loving. 2/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:51:09 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@Paulskemp What future projects are you working on that we can look forward to? #sffwrtcht Besides the next Egil & Nix. (Thu Jun 27 01:51:43 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht I’ve got the next Egil and Nix tale, A CONVERSATION IN BLOOD, my next Realms novel after THE GODBORN, and 1/- #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:52:19 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht a fantasy-thriller-horror novel for which I’d love to find a home. 2/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:53:09 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@Paulskemp What are the top writing lessons you’ve learned from #rpgs? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:53:17 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: Next week, we talk #writing #humor #ufos and more with editor/author @AShvartsman. And celebrate Independence, too. Join us! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:53:39 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: Future Guests 7/3 Roundtable: Humor @AShvartsman 7/10 @MichaelJMartinez 7/17 @KateElliottSFF 7/24 @ScSpeakman 7/31 @DavidBCoe #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:53:50 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: You can find Paul online via Facebook, his website @paulskemp here on Twitter. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:54:07 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Hmm. Keep things moving. Focus on that which is important. Uh, roll for initiative, mofos! #rpgs #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:54:14 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: .@Paulskemp So roll and write. That might be an interesting approach and dangerous for your outline ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:55:06 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Right. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:55:16 +0000 2013)
PrinceJvstin: @Paulskemp @sffwrtcht …6. Oh boo. #badroll #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:55:22 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: .@Paulskemp Any shorts or anthologies coming up for you? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:55:38 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @PrinceJvstin @Paulskemp I just rolled 11, so I beat my chest and wave my spear in the air while shouting incoherent noises #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:56:02 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht None. But that’s an issue of time, in that I have little after my novel commitments. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:56:12 +0000 2013)
RobHBedford: @PrinceJvstin @Paulskemp With that in mind, how many sets of dice is too many? @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:56:45 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: .@Paulskemp Last question, what’s the best advice you offer writers who ask? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:56:45 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: Please `Like� our Facebook group: #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:57:10 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @RobHBedford @PrinceJvstin @sffwrtcht I dispute the premise of the question. There can never be too many. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:57:12 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: We have all the transcripts, extra interviews, giveaways, and more at: #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:57:30 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp @RobHBedford @PrinceJvstin @sffwrtcht AMEN! PREACH IT, BROTHER! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:57:53 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS It’s harder than you think. You’ll be rejected often. If you do it for money, you’ll quit. Love it or don’t do it. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:58:14 +0000 2013)
PrinceJvstin: @BryanThomasS @Paulskemp @RobHBedford @sffwrtcht I knew there were reasons I liked Paul! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:58:17 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Do you still find time to rpg these days? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:58:24 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS It’s been a long time (a year or more). Life is complicated. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:58:52 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: @Paulskemp Great advice. Thanks for making time to chat with us. Did Jameson walk away yet or is he hanging in? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:58:58 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Jameson is a glass of whiskey, so if it walks away, I KNOW I don’t need another. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:59:20 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht And thank you for having me. Always a lot of fun. :-) #sffwrtcht(Thu Jun 27 01:59:48 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: Thanks to @wyld_dandelyon @robhbedford @princejvstin and others for great questions tonight! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 01:59:56 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @BryanThomasS @Paulskemp We wish you continued success and look forward to reading more from such a “smart, humble” man ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 02:00:33 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Accursed quotes! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 02:00:48 +0000 2013)
sffwrtcht: And on that silly note, Thanks all for joining us. The transcript will be posted shortly. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 02:00:51 +0000 2013)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS To which I say: “Thank you.” It’s always “a pleasure.” -:-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 27 02:01:11 +0000 2013)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp LOL Yeah, thanks for setting that up so well ;) #sffwrtcht Night all! (Thu Jun 27 02:01:14 +0000 2013)



~ by Bryan Thomas on June 26, 2013.

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