August 17, 2020
Chuck sits down with Devon C Ford and Josh to talk about their brand new collaborative series, Tranquility.
Host: C. Steven Manley
[00:00] Opening remarks
[03:24] Weekly update—Boys’ Playdate Edition
Josh: Author’s boat retreat. Had good progress on Tranquility but more on that later.
Devon: Writing, working, babies, sunshine maybe.
Chuck: Plugging away at Jack Dark series and some Brace Cordova work. Rinse and repeat.
[03:24] Main Event—Tranquility!
-Narwhal tusks are probably going to be prohibited weapons.
-Josh and Devon introduce the concept of Tranquility.
-Coauthoring with complementary skillsets.
-Josh takes a different approach to this collaboration.
-A different concept for the world in terms of mech (think Titanfall)
-Josh shows off his mapping skillz.
-Having to consolidate the Queen’s English and American for one market.
-Getting the dialogue right for audiobooks.
-Finding the fan base between the two authors (Josh: milSF; Devon: Post Apoc)
-Seeding early books with characters who become pivotal to the rest of the novel.
-The iceberg model (what the reader sees and the amount of story beneath the surface).
[1:08:00] Closing remarks
Coffee and Concepts
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