July 25th, 2013

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Writing Excuses 8.29: Out Of Excuses Retreat Q&A #1

Writing Excuses 8.29: Out Of Excuses Retreat Q&A #1

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2013/07/21/writing-excuses-8-29-out-of-excuses-retreat-qa-1/

Key points:
1. Dan? How did you end up selling your Serial Killer novels in Europe before you sold them in the US?
Actually, they were sold in the US first, but published in Europe first.
2. Howard? Some comics have a different storyline for Sunday than weekdays. Why do you use the format you do?
Sunday different from weekdays is an artifact of syndication sales. But I can use the big Sunday for exposition, and do.
3. You've talked about outliners versus discovery writers. Have you changed?
Yes. Started discovery writing, then shifted to more outlining. Different projects need different approaches.
4. Why is Scalzi Brandon's evil nemesis?
Competition! Who is this guy? Scalzi Bane and the Scalzi award.
5. What is the best way to reset between full-time work and writing at home?
Videogames! Commuting on the freeway. Physical activity.
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[Brandon] Dan. You have to follow that up with a writing prompt.
[Dan] I have to follow... Writing prompt? Personally, I was just fascinated by the idea that Mary got a wrist injury puppeteering. Like was it opening the puppet's mouth too wide that did it? Write a story in which someone is doing a puppeteering move so extreme that they end up hospitalized.
[Brandon] All right. This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses, now go write.
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