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Listen to my new podcast–interviews with major SF/fantasy writers about the creative process

I've thought about doing for a long time, I'm now actually doing: I've started a podcast, The Worldshapers: Conversation With Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors About the Creative Process. In each hour-long episode, I explore how a particular author began writing science fiction or fantasy, and the go through their creative process, focusing on one of their titles they've selected as an example. We also talk about why they write and what they hope their writing accomplishes. The first three episodes, with Robert J. Sawyer, Tanya Huff, and John Scalzi, were released August 8, 2018: episodes will follow biweekly (to start with), coming out every other Friday. You can ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 21:00, August 8th, 2018 under Blog, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

The Space-Time Continuum: Why do we write?

This is my latest "Space-Time Continuum" column for the Saskatchewan Writers Guild's news magazine Freelance. Have you ever asked yourself why you write? Or asked your writer friends why they write? I have. In fact, I literallyasked myself that question in one episode of my ongoing podcast, The Worldshapers (www.theworldshapers.com), featuring conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process. Back in September, I had my pseudonym E.C. Blake step in as guest host (he has a southern accent, otherwise we sound remarkably similar), and ask me the same questions I ask of my other guests. We ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 13:30, January 12th, 2019 under Blog, Columns, Science Fiction Columns, Writing and Editing | Comment now »