Welcome to Episode 125 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode we continue our triptych of shows on the work of Kameron Hurley, focusing on her novel The Mirror Empire. During the course of our conversation Kameron talks about her process of worldbuilding, why persistence in writing is so important, and how she’s been able to balance her time so she can write consistently, maintain a social media presence and even have a life outside of her work…and remain sane while doing all of it! This was a fun and extensive interview, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. If you like what you hear, don’t forget to check back next week for our final show of the triptych as we look at some of the writing techniques used in the novel. And as a reminder, both our writing technique shows and the Good, Bad and Ugly segments are only available to our Patreon supporters, so please head over there to hear more about Kameron and her work. Thanks to everyone who’s helped out so far, and thanks as always for listening to and spreading the word about the show!
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