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

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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