In this, episode 057 of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, I revisit my so-called Big Plan from two years past, and discuss why it didn’t work… and what does.
This episode is expanded upon in a companion Scribtotum article. Read it to get the whole story!
Links and Topics Mentioned in This Episode
- There are new words written on Shadow of the Outsider, the follow up to my previous novel Light of the Outsider and the novelette “The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay.” Huzzah!
- The companion article to this episode is linked above. History / full context buffs can also read the original article about the Big Plan, and listen to its companion podcast episode.
- I mention the storyworlds in which I have future stories to write: The Shaper’s World, the Sovereign Era, Daikaiju Universe, and the Protector Cycle. Check out what I’ve released so far.
- My latest non-fiction book is Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure, a distillation of some of what I teach when I coach new writers considering self-publishing.
- Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: “How It All Got Started” is my fiction serial set in the 1980s and delivered weekly, for free, to subscribers. Get in on it and start at the beginning!
- I mention Lester Dent and his method for writing pulp fiction.
- The fantasy genre is a crowded field these days, what with popular sub-sub-sub-genres like LitRPG, Reverse Harem, and Cultivation mucking things up…
- In case you’re not familiar with the myth of Sisyphus…
- The “How’s That Big Plan Going” Sonitotum episode.
- In case you’re not familiar with the sword of Damocles… and yeah, I don’t quite utilize the metaphor appropriately in this episode.
- Stephen Pressfield wrote The War of Art, in which he includes his ritual of invoking the Muse (as in the first verse of The Illiad or The Odyssey), not Pallas Athena as I wrongly say in the episode.
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