Tagged with “writing” (98)

  1. 231: Book Writing Panel - ShopTalk

    We’re back talking books and we’re joined by 4 other technical book authors to discuss why we wrote a book, figuring out where to start, whether writing takes you out of the game, and should you write for fun or profit?

    Q & A

    7:30 Why did Brad Frost write a book?

    10:40 Why did Richard Feldman write a book on Elm?

    13:00 Simon King: why a book about industrial design?

    15:40 What was Val’s path to writing a book about web animation?

    18:40 Should you be an expert first and then write a book or become an expert by writing a book?

    31:50 Was it the process of writing the book worth it?

    43:40 Does writing a book take you out of the game?

    54:40 What’s the difference between a book and a blog post?

    Links

    Val Head / @vlh on Twitter

    📗 Designing Interface Animation

    Simon King

    📗 Understanding Industrial Design

    Richard Feldman

    📗 Elm in Action

    Brad Frost / @brad_frost on Twitter

    📗 Atomic Design

    🎥 What Comes Next is the Future

    Workshop on Elm with FrontEnd Masters

    🎙 Style Guide Podcast

    http://shoptalkshow.com/episodes/231-book-writing-panel/

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  2. The Coode Street Podcast: William Gibson

    Welcome to The Coode Street Podcast, an informal weekly discussion about science fiction and fantasy featuring award-winning critics and editors Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe. The Coode Street Podcast debuted in 2010 and has been nominated for the Hugo, British Science Fiction, and Aurealis awards.

    This week Jonathan and Gary talk to old friend Eileen Gunn, along with Chris Brown, and very special guest William Gibson, in a discussion that ranges from William’s recent novel The Peripheral to the influences of writers as diverse as Mervyn Peake, Philip K. Dick, Alfred Bester, and Avram Davidson and the question of what it means to write in and out of genre. We hope you find it as interesting as we all did recording it.

    http://www.tor.com/2015/02/10/coode-street-podcast-episode-220-william-gibson/

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  3. The Coode Street Podcast Episode 245: Ian McDonald | Tor.com

    Welcome to The Coode Street Podcast, an informal weekly discussion about science fiction and fantasy featuring award-winning critics and editors Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe. The Coode Street Podcast debuted in 2010 and has been nominated for the Hugo, British Science Fiction, and Aurealis awards.

    In a recent interview with Locus, Hugo and Campbell Award-winning author Ian McDonald discussed his new hard SF novel, Luna: New Moon:

    ‘My next books are Luna parts one and two, a duology set on a moon base—Game of Domes. In the Luna books, I’m still writing about developing economies, it’s just that this one happens to be on the moon, about 2089. It was basically Gary K. Wolfe who was responsible for it. On an ancient Coode Street podcast about invigorating stale subgenres in science fiction, he said he’d love to see a new take on the moonbase story. I don’t know why, but I’ve always loved moon stories. […] My book is Dallas on the moon, so it’s got five big industrial family corps on the moon, called the five dragons, and it’s about their intrigues and battles.”

    Given Coode Street’s part in the history of Luna (see episode 72), we decided to invite Ian, a long-time friend of the podcast, back to discuss the new novel, his writing, and much more.

    http://www.tor.com/2015/08/17/the-coode-street-podcast-episode-245-ian-mcdonald/

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  4. The Coode Street Podcast Episode 238: Kim Stanley Robinson | Tor.com

    Welcome to The Coode Street Podcast, an informal weekly discussion about science fiction and fantasy featuring award-winning critics and editors Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe. The Coode Street Podcast debuted in 2010 and has been nominated for the Hugo, British Science Fiction, and Aurealis awards.

    This week we are joined by Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Kim Stanley Robinson to discuss generation starships, how we might live in space, how space opera is becoming a subset of fantasy and his exciting new novel Aurora—due July 7 from Orbit. We are delighted to be able to present what is one of the first major discussions about this extraordinary new novel, which we think will prove to be one of the standout SF novels of 2015.

    http://www.tor.com/2015/06/29/the-coode-street-podcast-episode-238-kim-stanley-robinson/

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  5. Midnight in Karachi Episode 12: Emily St. John Mandel | Tor.com

    Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a bi-weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

    This week, Clarke award winner Emily St. John Mandel joins Mahvesh to talk about Station Eleven, which bits of the apocalypse interest her, Shakespeare, and reading voraciously as a child. And on the Under the Radar segment, Mahvesh speaks with Will Wiles, writer of the acclaimed Care of Wooden Floors and the Kitschie nominated The Way Inn about the modern gothic, creepy hotels and Ballard.

    http://www.tor.com/2015/05/07/midnight-in-karachi-episode-12-emily-st-john-mandel/

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  6. Midnight in Karachi, Episode 7: Monica Byrne | Tor.com

    Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a bi-weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

    This week’s podcast features Monica Byrne, whose debut novel The Girl in the Road has been featured on a number of Best of 2014 lists and has just been nominated for The Kitschies Golden Tentacle award. Mahvesh talks to Monica about diversity in fiction, the blurred genre that is both SF and ‘literary’ fiction, writing from privilege, and travelling the world.

    http://www.tor.com/2015/02/19/midnight-in-karachi-episode-7-monica-byrne/

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  7. Midnight in Karachi Episode 57: Margaret Atwood | Tor.com

    Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

    The podcast returns this week with an interview with Margaret Atwood, in which she talks with Mahvesh about monsters, myths, wise old women, wicked witches, why everyone isn’t collectively freaking out about climate change and the potentials of eating cloned celebrity flesh.

    http://www.tor.com/2016/08/04/midnight-in-karachi-episode-57-margaret-atwood/

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  8. DPLAfest 2016: Authorship in the Digital Age

    A session from DPLAfest 2016 dedicated to the state of writing in the digital age. What does it mean to write a book, digital or print or both? What new technologies and processes are re-defining the role of the author? Panelists will touch upon these questions and more during this exciting discussion between three prominent contemporary authors.

    Speaker Biography: After stints in the editorial departments of Houghton Mifflin, the Knopf group, and Little Brown, Sarah Burnes became an agent in 2001. Joining The Gernert Company in 2005, she now represents adult fiction writers (Alice McDermott and Tony Earley among them), children’s fiction writers (New York Times bestsellers Margaret Stohl and Pseudonymous Bosch), and journalists and critics (New York Times Magazine contributor Jon Gertner and Freeman’s John Freeman).

    Speaker Biography: Virginia Heffernan writes about digital culture for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Mother Jones, and The New Yorker. Her essays on digitization are regularly anthologized. Her new book, "Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art," will be published in June by Simon & Schuster. She works as an editorial strategist for startups and venture capital firms.

    Speaker Biography: Craig Mod is a writer and designer who splits his time between Tokyo and New York. Previously a product designer at Flipboard, he is also a TechFellow award recipient and a 2011/2012 MacDowell writing fellow. He is currently an advisor for Medium and Japan-based SmartNews. He has written for The Atlantic, California Sunday Magazine, Aeon, Virginia Quarterly Review, New Scientist, Contents Magazine, Codex Journal of Typography and other publications. He is the co-author of "Art Space Tokyo" and the Japanese essay collection, "Bokura no Jidai no Hon" ("The Books of our Generation").

    Speaker Biography: Robin Sloan grew up near Detroit and went to school at Michigan State, where he studied economics and co-founded a literary magazine called Oats. Between 2002 and 2012, he worked at Poynter, Current TV, and Twitter. He is the author of "Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore," which started as a short story and is now a full-length novel.

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  9. 219: With Katel LeDu and Louis Rosenfeld - ShopTalk

    This week we talk with Katel LeDu and Louis Rosenfeld — two book publishers in the tech and digital space. We chat about the importance of a publisher in the age of self publishing. What kinds of books are getting published and why should a publisher care about your book idea? What is the process for actually writing a book in 2016?

    http://shoptalkshow.com/episodes/219-katel-ledu-louis-rosenfeld/

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  10. BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs, Claudia Roden

    This week Sue Lawley’s castaway is the award-winning cookery writer Claudia Roden whose Book of Middle Eastern Food revolutionised Western attitudes to the cuisines of the Middle East. Her Book of Jewish Food has been described as ‘the richest and most sensuous encyclopaedia of Jewish life ever set in print’. She chooses eight records to take with her to the mythical island.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00948k7

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