December 6, 2020
On this episode, best-selling author Yudhanjaya Wijeratne returns to LIVE! to talk about his new book "The Salvage Crew."
Hosts: Josh Hayes, Lauren Moore
00:00 Opening remarks
-Discord server is up!
-Keystroke Coffee is live!
08:00 Weekly update—Did Your Parents Love You Edition
Josh: Wrote something in the Tranquility series. Moving and packing. Still Reading Sanderson’s Rhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive #4)
Lauren: Doing a ton of research for The Writer’s Journey and planning out into 2021. Also researching for a historical western romance.
Yudhanjaya: Working and spending time on Saturday to write, currently working on a Witcher analog with a twist (and a cat!).
16:51 Main Event— LIVE! Yudhanjaya Wijeratne
-Writes only once a week, but really tries to hit 5-7k words.
-Uses an Onyx Boox Note Air for focused writing
-Josh uses the Olympus for dictation (still)
-Discussing the genesis of The Salvage Crew
-Man being replaced and beaten by machine.
-Writing code for world building.
-Using AI to write poems as well.
-Having Nathan Fillion narrate the audiobook and the changes in Indie Audiobook industry.
-Comparing the writing of Hurt by Trent Reznor and the cover by Johnny Cash.
42:15 Sponsor: 13 Mercs: A Military SciFi Epic (Brothers in Arms Book 2) by Scott Moon
43:33 Main Event— LIVE Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, Continued!
-Story generation with simulators, which took Yudhanjaya only 3 months.
-Using the AI to get out of the middle build slog.
-Setting monitor to black and white to reduce notifications.
-Unhealthy habits like Hemingway.
Cal Newport’s Deep Work (Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World)
-Getting a feel of the story after the first chapter is done.
-Iteration your writing process.
-Writing short stories vs. novels.
Ex. Rhett Bruno and Jaime Castle’s Dead Acre
-English is the language that goes around in dark alleys and mugs other languages.
1:11:18 Closing remarks
Coffee and Concepts
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