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Ep 5.44 - LIVE! Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

December 6, 2020

On this episode, best-selling author Yudhanjaya Wijeratne returns to LIVE! to talk about his new book "The Salvage Crew."

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Hosts: Josh Hayes, Lauren Moore

00:00 Opening remarks

-Discord server is up!

https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live!

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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)

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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

https://www.boox.com/noteair/

-Josh uses the Olympus for dictation (still)

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-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.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0277213/

-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

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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.

-Yudhanjaya’s process.

Cal Newport’s Deep Work (Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World)

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-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

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-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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Writer’s Journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLaFFntB4Q

Storytelling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYRzwuQeK9Q

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