Aug 11, 2018
Firstly I talk about some people who are making short and long fiction work for them: Mary Robinette Kowal, whose new novels The Calculating Stars grew out of a short story, The Lady Astronaut of Mars; and Diana Gabaldon, who writes short stories in her Outlander universe to keep her readers occupied while she's working on the longer novels.
I also talk about slang:
Writing prompt: http://storyaday.org/wow-invented-languages/
Escape Pod episode: Me, Meg & The Thing by Gian-Paul Bergeron - http://escapepod.org/2018/08/02/escape-pod-639-me-meg-and-the-thing/
Prompts for this month: http://stada.me/backstory
The second part of this podcast is a pep talk about living up to your writing commitments in the face of life's urgent tasks and why it's so important ... and not just to you.