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Bryan Thomas Schmidt stops by for a third time to talk about Discovery Writing (aka pantsing/gardening). And, maybe we get a little side-tracked talking about certain other topics. Visit Bryan on the web (BryanThomasSchmidt.net) and on Twitter (@BryanThomasS). Don't forget to check out Space Battles, the new Sci-Fi Anthology edited by Bryan (here). Then the guys catch up and chat about nerdy, writer stuff and announce our upcoming schedule of shows (listen to find out). Follow us (@FMWPodcast), like us (The-First-Million-Words), and...Write!

Direct download: 01-03.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT
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Ben and Guillermo discuss inspiration with Bryan Thomas Schmidt (author of The Worker Prince, editor of Space Battles). How do you keep track of your story ideas? Where do they come from? When should you transition from idea to story? Find out in our conversation with Bryan. Then they talk about what they've been doing the past week: not a whole lot, it turns out. Also, check out the Hugo nominations for this year (special congrats to Mur Lafferty, John Scalzi, Neil Gaiman and Sf Signal). Here's a link to Bryan's blog that might help, and here's John Scalzi's short story he did for April 1st, enjoy. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.  Write

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Bryan Thomas Schmidt Interview

Our interview with Bryan Thomas Schmidt, author of The Worker Prince. We talk a lot about editing, sticking to a schedule, and getting it done. You can find Bryan at: http://www.BryanThomasSchmidt.net on Twitter at @BryanThomasS and Wednesday nights at 9ET during #sffwrtcht (@sffwrtcht). Then we talk about our boring projects from the previous week. Guillermo wrote about a Cyber-Wereshark from Hell, and Ben submitted a Sword and Sorcery Noire to a magazine (wish us luck). Follow us on Twitter: @FMWPodcast @Ben_J_L @GVelez80 and like our Facebook page. Write!

Direct download: 01-01.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 12:30am EDT
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Book Review: The Worker Prince by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Posted by Ben

A very well written book, and a story very well told. It's nice to read a book where the heroes are heroes and the villains are villains. I thoroughly enjoyed the combination of the Moses story with the Sci-Fi themes (although, the Moses story only involves the premise--it is by no means a mere retelling). The allusions to "Old Earth" gave the story a good grounding and a rich history. It's also nice to see a first-book-in-a-series that is able to work as a stand-alone novel. My only complaints: The names in the book along with some of the vehicles and robots were just a little too Sci-Fi-ey for me, and I would have liked to have seen the romance sub-plot stretched out just a little longer. Other than that, it's a great book to pick up. I would highly recommend it even if you are new to Sci-Fi. 

4/5:  I highly recommend it even if you are new to Sci-Fi. It's entertaining, family-friendly, and will keep you turning the pages until the very end. Can't wait for The Returning

(Hear our interviews with Bryan Thomas Schmidt all through the month of April, and check out his website here: BryanThomasSchmidt.net.)

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We introduce ourselves and the show, have technical difficulties, mess up our words, and give a few basic writing tips. I promise next week will be better. On Twitter: @FMWPodcast

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