LIVE! with Ian J. Malone Josh, Chuck, and Scott sit down to chat with Ian J Malone about his new book Detron City Vice, his writing process, and his journey as a writer. Hosts: Josh Hayes 00:00 Opening remarks -More coffee news and the Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD 05:45 Weekly update—Blanket Fort Edition Josh: About 50% of the way through Tranquility #2, plugging away at an epic fantasy concept. Scott: Finished up Victory Day (They Came for Blood #3), and One for All. Scott is blogging again. Chuck: Working on Jack Dark and waiting for his kids to go to school. An audiobook was enrolled in Audible Plus. Ian: Finishing a book and making the podcast rounds. Writing and reading while blind. 21:26 Main Event— LIVE with Ian J. Malone! -The importance of reading in and outside of your genre. -The love of tightly packed stories inside of a 250 page novel. -Continuing to write a long series without losing reader interest. Ex. Stephen King’s Gunslinger series https://amzn.to/2FZXFUE -Discussing what got Ian into writing, starting with the 2007-08 economic downturn. -Wrote and self-published his Mako series https://amzn.to/2EllWUB -Offered to write a short story for the fledgling Four Horsemen Anthology 31:00 Sponsor: J Clifton Slater’s Muted Implications (Clay Warrior Stories #12) https://amzn.to/3cjxWCs 33:00 Main Event— LIVE with Ian J. Malone, Continued! -Lynyrd Skynyrd mercenary story ‘A Family Tradition’ in For a Few Credits More: More Stories from the Four Horsemen Universe (The Revelations Cycle Book 7) https://amzn.to/3mHyCX2 -Ian is primarily a pantser, but does some outlining to speed up his process. -The crappy first draft for the story, then research the missing parts and cut/edit second draft, and third/final has got to be tight and sharp. -Discussing Detron City Vice, his first post-4HU novel. https://amzn.to/2RLeNzZ -Other universes Ian’s written in. -Writing routines and typical day. -Podcasting but not doing video. https://dudesinhyperspace.com/ 1:03:00 Closing remarks Coffee and Concepts Writer’s Journey Storytelling Become a Medium today! https://keystrokemedium.com/mediums/ Don’t forget to Like and Subscribe and get involved with the mayhem and shenanigans in the live chat! http://www.youtube.com/c/keystrokemedium If you have any thoughts or ideas for show topics or if you have authors you’d like to see on the show, let us know. Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KeystrokeMedium For all the latest and greatest KSM Gear, check out our store at: https://keystrokemedium.com/ksm-store/ Also, subscribe to Sci Fi Explorations for the best discounted and free books we come across through our contacts: http://www.scifiexplorations.com Keystroke Medium Anthologies Kingdoms of Iron and Stone – https://amzn.to/2GjbE6I Horizons Beyond – https://amzn.to/2SrJ6uX Farthest Reach – https://amzn.to/2UZINeo The Writing Dream – and How to Make it to Happily Ever After – Keystroke Medium’s first non-fiction book. https://amzn.to/2UZINeo If you enjoy this podcast, please leave us a review and rate the show on iTunes, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever else you found us!