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In the first episode of the Writing the Wrong Way podcast, host Jonathan Ball discusses the foundations for creative practice, the core of what a serious writer needs to consider to become a working professional.
Resources discussed in this episode:
- “Write a Lot by Writing on Schedule,” my most popular post
- My book EX MACHINA
- My book CLOCKFIRE
- My book THE POLITICS OF KNIVES
- My book THIS EBOOK IS OTHERWISE PROVIDED TO YOU AS-IS
- My book JOHN PAIZS’S CRIME WAVE
- The movie CRIME WAVE by John Paizs, available in a digital restoration through iTunes (affiliate link) or as a DVD from the Winnipeg Film Group
- My book WHY POETRY SUCKS
- SUPER PULP SCIENCE, a podcast by GMB Chomichuk and Justin Currie
- a video exploring the writing targets function of Scrivener, my recommended writing software
- BE THE GATEWAY by Dan Blank — not discussed, but a touchstone for some of my ideas about creative practice (affiliate link)
- my ideas on copying are explained in my book JOHN PAIZS’S CRIME WAVE but the concepts are more fully explored in THE CULTURE OF THE COPY by Hillel Schwartz and IN PRAISE OF COPYING by Marcus Boon (affiliate links)
- DISCIPLINE EQUALS FREEDOM by Jocko Willink is not referenced but is the source of the idea that you should take a break tomorrow, not today, if you need one (affiliate link)
- futuristic vampire science fiction sounds dumb but has actually produced one of the all-time great novellas, I AM LEGEND by Richard Matheson (affiliate link)
- “George R.R. Martin: An Epic Case of Writer’s Block” by Joseph Patrick Pascale
Music by Patrick Short (aka Electric Candles), who is better known as Kindest Cuts
Photography by Michael Sanders of Electric Monk Media
Art Design by author S.M. Beiko
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