Welcome to Episode 150 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode, part of our Paths to Publication series, we talk about the changes in the industry from the perspective of two veteran and multiple award-winning authors who have been at this for a while: Elizabeth Bear and Daryl Gregory. We cover some of the differences between writing short and long fiction, the thought that goes into building a career from the beginning, and what authors can (and can’t) get from attending live events like conferences and conventions. Both of these authors are as engaging as they are respected in the field, and we really enjoyed our chat with them–if you felt the same, we hope you’ll check back soon for another series of shows, including a new triptych early in the new year. And as this will probably be our final show in 2015, all of us here at Speculate would like to wish you and yours the very best for a peaceful and happy holiday season, and look forward to having you back next month when we begin our sixth year of production! Remember, both our writing technique shows and the Good, Bad and Ugly segments (including a new one from this episode) are only available to our Patreon supporters, so please head over there to hear more. Thanks for supporting us here and via our Patreon page, and thanks as always for listening to and spreading the word about the show!