Author Gene Wolfe talks about how he started his career in writing and gives tips for up and coming writers.
Recorded live at Balticon 40.
- Fantasy author Gene Wolfe
- Gene started writing to help a college roommate
- Years later he started writing again trying to earn enough to move into a better apartment
- For the first story he sold, he borrowed visions of India from Rudyard Kipling
- He has never been to India, even to this day
- He remembers receiving his first acceptance letter
- Gene talks about bad reviews and the book “Rotten Reviews”
- We discuss anonymous reviews
- PROMO: Come Let Me Whisper at Podiobooks.com
- PROMO: Consider The Elephant at Podiobooks.com
- Gene remembers Balticon
- CORRECTION: Actual Balticon 40 attendance was 2296
- A Gene Wolfe Podcast?
- Gene talks about contracts and agents
- He talks about meeting Virginia Kidd, his agent
- Watch out for those bad contracts
- Gene’s favorite part of Balticon 40 was the Kaffee Klatch where he got to meet a select few his fans over a cup of coffee
- Learn to write by writing
- Characterization is the key to good writing
- REJOINER: Mark Foreman from Getting a Leg Up
- Con-Going Rule, Kid Games, supplied by Lady Ozma from The Parenting in Poverty Podcast, The ‘Charmed’ Podcast, and Growing Up Geeky.
- MUSIC: Pocketbook by Derek K. Miller (artist’s blog) comes from The Podsafe Music Network
Gene Wolfe intro cribbed from Wikipedia
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