EP117: Gareth L Powell – How to sing a space opera
Gareth L Powell is one of the most generous authors on social media and a font of writing wisdom. He’s also the award-winning author of the Ack-Ack Macaque trilogy, his short stories have appeared in Interzone, Clarkesworld, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction, and he has written for The Guardian, The Irish Times, 2000AD and SFX. With his new book Embers of War he has returned to his love of space opera. We discussed apes, outlining, and answered a few listener questions…
In this episode you will discover…
- An outlining method that will help you work through the muddy middle
- What you can offer to your Patreon and Kofi supporters to create a community and generate revenue
- How to deal with characters who insist on hanging around in your story
- And how a short story about a monkey became an award-winning trilogy…
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