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Ditch Diggers #63: Nebula Awards Report

6/20/2018
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NOTE FROM MATT AND MUR: So, yeah. This episode, as well as next week’s 20-Minute Ditch, were both recorded before rampant sexual harassment allegations against Morgan Freeman became public knowledge. The Ditch Diggers are an organization that believes women and has no desire or intention to prop up harassers or abuser culture, accused or otherwise. […] The post Ditch Diggers #63: Nebula Awards Report appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:00:33:53

Ditch Diggers #62: The Twenty Minute Ditch

5/21/2018
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Welcome to the first 20-Minute Ditch! On their inaugural truncated episode, Matt and Mur talk about deadline management do’s and don’t’s for freelance writers! Also, Matt has a metronome, Mur has a long riff on “Footprints,” and will be talking mainly to herself! The post Ditch Diggers #62: The Twenty Minute Ditch appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:00:21:35

ISBW #397: Structure and Feedback

5/17/2018
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And I talk about one of the epiphanies I’ve had after… sixteen years of writing. It’s embarrassing. We talk how to approach your structure with examples of A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones to the TV watching crowd) and Stranger Things. Feedback discusses networking, beta readers, and more. See me at the […] The post ISBW #397: Structure and Feedback appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:02:42:59

Ditch Diggers #61: Starting Out Freelancing

5/14/2018
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Mur and Matt come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s sandwich cart right outside of the unemployment line (thanks to a classic Mur Lafferty improv). The Ditch Diggers discuss conflict; not as a narrative device, but whether or not their internal conflict on the show is more interesting than other types of conflict (Matt is […] The post Ditch Diggers #61: Starting Out Freelancing appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:00:40:37

Ditch Diggers #60: Novellas and Publishing with Margaret Killjoy

4/26/2018
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Mur and Matt come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s conversion van with special guest co-host, author/publisher/designer Margaret Killjoy! Conversion vans are NOT Transformers. Margaret talks about her Danielle Cain series from Tor.com Publishing, including the second and newly released THE BARROW WILL SEND WHAT IT MAY. The Ditch Diggers and Margaret talk about the resurgence of […] The post Ditch Diggers #60: Novellas and Publishing with Margaret Killjoy appeared first on The Murverse...

Duration:00:39:26

ISBW #396: Inside my own head

4/26/2018
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I’ve been being a bit negative thinking lately and it’s affecting all sorts of things, so I’m trying to come back. The post ISBW #396: Inside my own head appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:00:23:17

Ditch Diggers #59: 1st Quarter Review (and NEWS)

4/16/2018
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(NOTE FROM MUR: I think I’m shying away from blogging and podcasting now because a part of me is thinking if I talk about stuff too much, these things will be taken from me. It makes no sense. But that’s why I’ve been quiet lately. Sorry to listeners and sorry to Matt.) UPDATE: Congrats to […] The post Ditch Diggers #59: 1st Quarter Review (and NEWS) appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:00:26:35

ISBW #395: Feedback

3/28/2018
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Lordy, I’m behind on feedback! I catch up here. I’ll do a Twitter feedback show in the future. I would love some ideas as to what you want to see in episode 400 of I Should Be Writing. Send me your thoughts! ISBW is sponsored by Serial Box! Yes, my publisher for Bookburners, one of […] The post ISBW #395: Feedback appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:00:33:37

Ditch Diggers #58: Justina Ireland Interview

3/27/2018
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Matt and Mur come to you live from the Alternate History Wing of Morgan Freeman’s Private Art Museum with special guest co-host, Dread Nation author Justina Ireland. Justina talks about the long (and often exhausting) ramp-up period in YA book promotion and its roots in old school internet “first” culture. The Ditch Diggers discuss author […] The post Ditch Diggers #58: Justina Ireland Interview appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:00:39:50

ISBW #394: Procrastination / Gabe Denning Interview

3/22/2018
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In reading a book on luck, I had an epiphany not on luck, but on procrastination. I explore the reason why we may avoid writing, and then I talk to G. S. Denning, author of the Warlock Holmes series. ISBW is sponsored by Serial Box! Yes, my publisher for Bookburners, one of my favorite projects […] The post ISBW #394: Procrastination / Gabe Denning Interview appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:00:39:56

Ditch Diggers #57: Agent Episode with DongWon Song and Jennifer Udden

3/20/2018
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Matt and Mur come to you from Morgan Freeman’s hyperbaric negotiation chamber with very special guest co-hosts and their very own book agents, DongWon Song of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency and Jennifer Udden of Barry Goldblatt Literary! This episode is dedicated to Allie Wade, who asked the Ditch Diggers about contracts last June and is […] The post Ditch Diggers #57: Agent Episode with DongWon Song and Jennifer Udden appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:01:11:05

ISBW #393: Supporting Characters’ Motivations

3/13/2018
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When your supporting characters’ response to personally tragic things in their life is “how will this affect this other person?” then you have a problem. Are you a WorldCon member? Don’t forget to vote for the Hugos, AND remember you have the power to go to the business meeting! ISBW is sponsored by Serial Box! […] The post ISBW #393: Supporting Characters’ Motivations appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:01:20:41

Ditch Diggers #56: Drinking From the Fire Hose

3/6/2018
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(I still don’t have the hang of recording and uploading on the road. Apologies.) The Ditch Diggers come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s calendar room (featuring an inordinate amount of train calendars). Matt and Mur argue about the configuration of a train whose cars are the months of the year and whether or not […] The post Ditch Diggers #56: Drinking From the Fire Hose appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:00:41:18

Ditch Diggers #55: Christopher Brown and Timely Subjects

2/21/2018
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ARGH I put this in the feed but somehow didn’t make the blog post live! Here is #55. #56 will be coming soon. Notes of Show: Matt and Mur come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s Border Crossing (it’s an inside reference) with special guest co-host Christopher Brown. Morgan’s border crossing is a cerebral crossing […] The post Ditch Diggers #55: Christopher Brown and Timely Subjects appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:01:08:35

Ditch Diggers #54: Retcons and JKR

2/9/2018
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NOTE- I got an important call in the middle of this episode and was a tad distracted for the rest of the show. But Matt’s on a good enough tear that I’m not needed much anyway. I can let you know the purpose of the call some other time. Matt and Mur come to you […] The post Ditch Diggers #54: Retcons and JKR appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:00:38:23

ISBW #392: Convention How-To

2/8/2018
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It’s time for the yearly discussion about conventions, how to talk to pros, how to talk to editors and agents, and don’t harass people. ISBW is sponsored by Serial Box! Yes, my publisher for Bookburners, one of my favorite projects I’ve worked on in the past few years! Get a discount on a whole season […] The post ISBW #392: Convention How-To appeared first on The Murverse Mothership.

Duration:00:15:48

ISBW #391: Emotions Get In the Way

2/7/2018
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I got some News. I wish I could tell, but I can’t. But the news has made my brain and schedule all higgledy piggeldy. So I talk about that. ISBW is sponsored by Serial Box! Yes, my publisher for Bookburners, one of my favorite projects I’ve worked on in the … Continue reading → The post ISBW #391: Emotions Get In the Way appeared first on The Murverse Annex.

Duration:00:22:08

Ditch Diggers #53: The Money Taboo

1/26/2018
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Matt and Mur come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s Gender-Neutral Statue Factory in New Jersey (and talk about why they chose the show’s patron well). Matt talks about adjusting to his new schedule with a full-time marketing writing job atop his existing full-time fiction writing job. Mur apologizes for … Continue reading → The post Ditch Diggers #53: The Money Taboo appeared first on The Murverse Annex.

Duration:00:37:59

ISBW #390: Timelines

1/26/2018
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The dogs and I have some things to say about when you should worry about what, and how worry is just another form of procrastination. ISBW is sponsored by Serial Box! Yes, my publisher for Bookburners, one of my favorite projects I’ve worked on in the past few years! Get … Continue reading → The post ISBW #390: Timelines appeared first on The Murverse Annex.

Duration:00:18:37

Ditch Diggers #52: Cleaning Out Old Business

1/22/2018
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NOTE: I was in Detroit for ConFusion and didn’t get a chance to post this until today- Mur The Ditch Diggers come to you live for the first time in 2018 from Morgan Freeman’s snow bungalow (which is actually a bungalow made from snow)! Morgan Freeman and Kryptonian technology, how … Continue reading → The post Ditch Diggers #52: Cleaning Out Old Business appeared first on The Murverse Annex.

Duration:00:41:26