EP421: Margaret Weis — “It’s All About Characters.”

In 1983 Margaret Weis took on a job as a book editor at TSR, producers of the Dungeons and Dragons® role-playing game. Little did she know that the DRAGONLANCE® series she created with Tracy Hickman would go on to sell over 25 million copies and still be in print after almost 30 years. And now they’re back with a new trilogy! Margaret tells us about her incredible career, the three tips that Gary Paulsen gave her, she answers our listener questions and shares the words of encouragement that kept her going when she got her first rejections.
And in the extended version for Academy members and podcast Patrons, the Two Marks discuss auctions, changing genre, author income, and much more!
WE DISCUSS…
  • The origins of the Dragonlance series (and we dispel a few myths)
  • The key to successful collaboration
  • And how she balances character and worldbuilding to create such vivid fantasy novels… (and listener questions from supporters of the podcast)
Please note: Our interview with Margaret took place on the phone, so our conversation on the Youtube version of this episode is audio only.
Oh and stay right to the end for a few outtakes…

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