Reality Break podcast interview

Head on over to Reality Break and listen to my 2007 interview with my good friend Dave Slusher. Our lengthy (47 minute) conversation ranges from the power of performance to competence in characters to the origins of the story Dangerous Space… I enjoyed doing it, and I hope you’ll enjoy hearing it.

I talk in the interview about how special it was for me to put together the collection and have the chance to consider years of work in a contained way. It turns out the same thing is true for me with this interview. Dave gave me the chance to talk about things I’ve been thinking about for a while, and to string together a number of different ideas and perspectives about my work into a single conversation. Very fun for me, and illuminating in ways I didn’t expect. Kind of like writing that way (grin).

Dave, thanks so much for the chance to be part of Reality Break. It was a genuine pleasure.

6 thoughts on “Reality Break podcast interview”

  1. Thanks very much for taking the time to talk to me. It was a great interview and I really enjoyed doing it. I’ve talked to you so many times but not in this context and not solely drilling down into your work. It was a pleasure to do so.

  2. Dave, you know, this really is my favorite interview of any I’ve ever done, print or audio. It’s personal and revealing, and a different kind of window into my writing self. I talk to friends all the time about my work, but not necessarily like this — I think these results have as much to do with your interviewing skills as with the trust I feel in our friendship.

    Anyway, I feel like you’ve given me a gift, an audio snapshot of a particular point in my writing life. Thanks so much for that.

  3. I rarely get to hear my favorite authors talk about why they work the way they do. Your talk was dynamite. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for a great start to my day; listened to your interview on my ipod in my car this morning. I was really struck by the way you opened up about your motivations and things you feel about your work. Dave’s insights/questions made it seem like a real, honest conversation vs. a standard interview.

  5. It felt like a conversation. And I’m very struck myself by how open it is. I wasn’t particularly conscious of that one way or the other when we did the interview, but there it is, and I’m certainly not sorry. It’s nice to talk about how I feel about my work without having to couch it in terms of any kind of performance or promotion. Just talking. Which is one of my favorite things to do.

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