Sunday, October 24, 2010

Episode 3 - From Boredom to Book

Two days late and a little long, but we finally have Episode 3 up and running!

It's a packed episode, too. We start with a discussion of time management (see how that worked out with our late podcast), and end up somewhere in Jim Henson and Pixar territory. We also bemoan the lost art of boredom, reminisce about numerous projects, and reference "On Fairie-Stories."

In the second half we interview Nathan Marchand, author of the newly published "Pandora's Box" and good friend, about the writing process. It's like a DVD featurette for the book. So come on, settle into a comfy chair, and join us for the newest installment of Derailed Trains of Thought.


Show Notes

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  1. Hey Tim and Nick, just wanted to say I really enjoyed this weeks episode. As Tim knows, I'm an aspiring scriptwriter and novelist, and I could relate to the topics discussed on the podcast. I've always struggled with time management with my writing. I could have a great idea to write about, but then get distracted with something else. It can be a challenge to get things accomplished.

    Anyhow, keep up the great work!

  2. We're happy we can inform/challenge/inspire you. (Pick your favorite verb.)

    As an aspiring screenwriter and novelists, are their any topics you'd be interesting in hearing discussed?

  3. I think a key to time management for writers is flexibility. Sometimes I'm able to write a lot in the morning, sometimes I have more time in the evening. If you stick too much to a set schedule, you may use it as an excuse to not write. "I didn't have time this morning, so I'll wait until tomorrow to write." At least, that's what I think. What about you?

    And thank you so much for this interview. It was amazing. It makes me want to start my own podcast, though I don't know what I'd do with it.

  4. I think you're right, Nathan. Flexibility helps a lot, especially now that I'm a dad.

    The interview was fun. We'll have to have you back sometime.