Show #042: On Writing Demands and Real Life (with Scott Sigler)

Finally, after all these years, the F.D.O. joins me in the foxhole
for an interview…

About to wrap up his second Stank Tour, New York Times Bestselling Author and Failed Pimp, Scott Sigler, joins me on the Survival Guide to talk about something near and dear to us both: Facing the Challenges of Real Life. While the topic has been touched on once or twice here in Boot Camp, this time I take a look at dealing with the demands of delivery while coping with real life situations; and as many of the Junkies know, Scott had a rough-and-tumble 2008 as well. Here he comes — the Force of Nature that is Sigglerisimo.


00:00 — Creatures & Crooks promo

01:47 — Introduction

07:20 — On Writing Demands and Real Life (with Scott Sigler)

  • Three years of podcasting novels
  • Scott takes his own advice
  • Scott talks a bit about how Contagious his latest work is!
  • Scott’s epic journey, Nocturnal
  • How Scott and The Sarge are working through Real Life Demands…
    • Pushing out a novel in record time
    • Making the priorities
    • “2008 was one thing after another…” — Scott Sigler
  • How do you continue to produce through the dark times?

28:08 — Promos: In Your Right Mind, The Brain Science Podcast

30:03 — On Writing Demands and Real Life (Part II)

  • Guest Bumper: Kimi Alexandre
  • Details on “Books & Bling” at Creatures & Crooks in Richmond, VA
  • Allowing your work to be your escape and your focus
  • Dealing with aggressive fans and negative reactions
  • The Two Kinds of “Fans”
  • Setting Priorities (Revisited)
  • Connecting with the fans and meeting expectations
  • Keeping up with the deadlines, staff turnovers, publishing politics, and your sanity

54:43 — Wrapping Up

View from the Quad: The MOREVI Exit Interview (Part One)

This interview hosted by Cian McMahon
and featuring Philippa Ballantine
is part of the View from the Quad podcast.
Special thanks to Cian for hosting this live call-in event
and dealing with a very sick TeeMonster!

This extra long episode (just under an hour) of View From The Quad is the first half of the Exit Interview I did with Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine about Tee’s podiobook, Morevi, which can be downloaded in full from

Please note that at the time of recording, it seemed that both Pip and Tee were not going to make it through the day. They had a serious case of Con-Funk and a two hour long interview was pretty much the last thing that they needed to be doing.


With this in mind, I have developed a drinking game for this interview.
Take one drink any time one of the following happens
-Tee blows his nose.
-Pip punches Tee or Tee says “Owwwwwwwh!”
-Tee drinks Tea.
-Cian, Pip, Tee or any of the phone-in guests make a terrible joke which bombs, and Cian edits out the silence to make it sound less terrible.
-Anybody refers to the “Tee Morris… You Are Muted” meme from the last call-in show I did with him

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Thanks for listening, and come back next time to hear lots more phonecalls, some terrible humour, and finally find out if Pip and Tee cough out their lungs.

Links – Tee Morris’s website – Morevi: Remastered – Pip’s site

KrakensQuest: Episode #08 — The Art Lesson

It’s 2009…and the Quest continues….

Dammit, that means I need
to re-record the KarkensQuest promo.

KrakenThief and I grappled together on Twitter concerning the previous episode and miscommunication, but alas — I understand now what it was that KrakenThief was attempting to do. KrakenThief was sending me on a second quest, a quest for truth, for understanding, for inspiration…

And yes, I found my inspiration to carry on in my search for #68:

Who says you can’t learn something from great art?
Click on the image to view full-size on Flickr.

So we enter the new year with great expectations, and more challenges to fulfill.

Remember you can become a part of this Web 2.0 Adventure…

Please, don’t harm my jersey.