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Episode 90 of Speculate! — Interview with Tom Merritt


Welcome to Episode 90 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans. In this episode, we sit down for a chat with a fellow podcaster. Among many, many other things, Tom Merritt is the co-host, along with Veronica Belmont, of Sword & Laser, the massively successful science fiction and fantasy podcast and vidcast. In this episode, we chat with Tom about the origins of Sword & Laser, its rise in popularity, and the Kickstarter they’re now running for the upcoming season. We also chat about some of Tom’s other endeavors, like his budding writing and singing careers. Singing, you say? Well, you’ll just have to listen in to find out more about that…

Tune in in the coming weeks when we have friend of the show, Patrick Rothfuss, by to talk about his new book: The Adventure of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Dark of Deep Below, and Mike Selinker, author and creator of The Maze of Games.

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Episode 89 of Speculate! — Scott Lynch Writing Discussion

Welcome to Episode 89 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we conclude our quadtych of shows on the work of Scott Lynch with a discussion of some of the writing techniques used in his novel The Lies of Locke Lamora, considering things like patience in writing, creating “connective tissue” within a novel, the importance of apparently insignificant details, how to portray the art of the negotiation and other writing-oriented concepts.  If you like what you see and hear, don’t forget to check back next week when we’ll be interviewing Tom Merritt, co-founder and co-host of the Sword and Laser podcast.  Until then, thanks as always for listening, and please continue to spread the word about the show!

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