Talking About Writing, 8/29/08

Hey there — I’m in Lexington. Writing in a coffee shop. Don’t worry, I’m not fooling anyone.

On the subject of writing, I did an interview with the site Eat, Sleep, Publish, talking about the state of publishing and whether writers will continue to make a living in the future (short answer: Sure hope so). The interview is here.

11 Comments on “Talking About Writing, 8/29/08”

  1. Tobias Buckell – Born in the Caribbean, Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling author. His novels and over seventy stories have been translated into nineteen different languages. He has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author. He currently lives in Ohio.
    tobias buckell

    I’m sitting right next to him, he sure isn’t fooling me!

  2. Yeah, well, I don’t think you’re too easily fooled, Toby.

    OT, I just finished Sly Mongoose last night (actually, early this morning). Man, that Pepper is one serious badass!

  3. On the subject of making a living writing books, I was wondering if you had an opinion on what the publishers are doing to our Canadian friends, John?

    I picked up a copy of The Last Colony last week and was startled to notice that it’s listed at US$8 in the US and CDN$10 in Canada. And yet the Canadian dollar has been equal to or stronger than the American all year. Any thoughts, or is that just not your bailiwick.

    P.S. I enjoyed the book immensely.

  4. Oh hell–I’m kinda nervous to go read the interview for fear that it’ll make my heart hurt. I’ll do anything to avoid returning to a cubicle. However, the state of some of the writing that I see out in the wild reassures me that, in one way or another, the world will always need peeps like us.

  5. Tobias Buckell – Born in the Caribbean, Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling author. His novels and over seventy stories have been translated into nineteen different languages. He has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author. He currently lives in Ohio.
    tobias buckell

    Glad you enjoyed it Hugh! :)

  6. car4shane – Roseville California – 54 years old with type 2 diabetes and renal failure. I have dialysis four times a week. Due to arthritis, neither my wife or I can drive a stick. It's not that we don't know how, it's just very painful to do so.
    Shane

    Eat your heart out, Scalzi. I just got back from In-n-Out five minutes ago.

Exit mobile version
%%footer%%