From the Vault Episode 17: Laird Hunt

October 20, 2014
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While I’m still on hiatus, I thought I’d ramble on a bit about the Amazon v. Hachette contract dispute and how it’s hurting the writers more than anything else. Coincidentally, one of my previous guests, Laird Hunt, is published by Little Brown, a Hachette imprint. So, I thought I’d reissue his episode to follow my […]

Shoptalk 3 w/Laura Hawley

October 6, 2014
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In this episode Laura and I talk about all sorts of stuff: bad weeks, writing habits, self-publishing, mindless entertainment, vampires, romance, and working with the disturbed (including writers). Below are some links to some of the books and writers we mentioned. Lantern Journal, with Gavin Pate’s collaboration with Derek Fenner. You Animal Machine – Eleni […]

From the Vault: Ep 6: Emily St John Mandel

September 22, 2014
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Taking a little hiatus again to get back on top of my scheduling and to focus on some creative issues – like writing query letters to agents and finishing a new manuscript. So, while I’m tending to my business, I figured I’d repost a few of the early episodes. Today’s repost is my conversation with […]

The Outrider Podcast Episode 22 Andrea Portes

September 8, 2014
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In this episode I talk with novelist Andrea Portes about growing up in Nebraska and Rio among other places, her time as a script reader for Paramount Pictures, the lessons learned from working with good editors, and how, when we first met, I showed her the trick where I put both of my feet in […]

Shoptalk #2 with Laura Hawley

August 25, 2014
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This is the second installment of the Shoptalk series with Laura Hawley. We talk about her struggle with Lydia Davis, the travails of finding and keeping an agent, losing our way, and the further disintegration of my current project into disarray . . . But we still had a good time. The Outrider Podcast is […]

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Episode 21: Stephen McClurg

August 11, 2014
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In this episode I talk with long-distance friend and co-conspirator Stephen McClurg about changing diapers, living, writing and teaching in Alabama, Stephen King, and how he’s silently poised to take over the world . . . as long as the kids cooperate. Stephen is a poet, artist, musician and teacher. His writing and artwork have […]

Shoptalk w/Laura Hawley

July 28, 2014
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        I’m not a very good scheduler of things. Also, it’s the tail-end of summer and a lot of people are doing things like taking vacations, moving, and so on. Add to that, I’m trying to find interesting things to do with this podcast that aren’t only the simple interview/conversation. So, I’m going to try something […]

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