42 min

The Worm Hole Episode 02: Orlando Ortega-Medina The Worm Hole Podcast

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Tune in as book blogger Charlie Place and author Orlando Ortega-Medina (Jerusalem Ablaze; The Death of Baseball) discuss celebrity fictional reincarnation, writing short stories that don't have messages, and working with ideas that could - if misinterpreted - look like something else.
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Question Index
00:36 Tell us about your writing background
03:09 Where do you get your ideas?
04:16 What was behind the decision not to include messages in your short stories?
06:18 How much of the content of your stories are related to your experiences?
07:48 Is Japan a place you have a particular interest in?
12:29 Why Marilyn Monroe?
15:12 Discussing choices in regards to baseball
19:03 Is Jimmy Joe Di Maggio in a different form?
19:40 The abuse in the book - what were you using it for?
21:30 The use of the cat and the blocking out of its name
23:52 Were you worried about any misunderstandings happening in regards to gender, Clyde wanting to be Monroe?
26:34 Tell us about Raphael, particularly in the context of religion and identity
38:08 Has writing a novel changed your preference for novels versus short stories?
38:51 What's next?
Purchase Links
Jerusalem Ablaze:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon Canada
Waterstones
Hive
Barnes & Noble
The Death of Baseball:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon Canada
Waterstones
Hive
Barnes & Noble
I am an Amazon Associate and earn a small commission on qualifying purchases.
Photograph used with permission from the author. Copyright © Marte Lundby Rekaa.

Tune in as book blogger Charlie Place and author Orlando Ortega-Medina (Jerusalem Ablaze; The Death of Baseball) discuss celebrity fictional reincarnation, writing short stories that don't have messages, and working with ideas that could - if misinterpreted - look like something else.
Some podcast apps do not show description links properly unless the listener subscribes to the podcast. If you can't click the links below and don't wish to subscribe, copy and paste the following address into your browser to access the episode's page on my blog: http://wormhole.carnelianvalley.com/the-worm-hole-podcast/podcast-episode-02-orlando-ortega-medina
Question Index
00:36 Tell us about your writing background
03:09 Where do you get your ideas?
04:16 What was behind the decision not to include messages in your short stories?
06:18 How much of the content of your stories are related to your experiences?
07:48 Is Japan a place you have a particular interest in?
12:29 Why Marilyn Monroe?
15:12 Discussing choices in regards to baseball
19:03 Is Jimmy Joe Di Maggio in a different form?
19:40 The abuse in the book - what were you using it for?
21:30 The use of the cat and the blocking out of its name
23:52 Were you worried about any misunderstandings happening in regards to gender, Clyde wanting to be Monroe?
26:34 Tell us about Raphael, particularly in the context of religion and identity
38:08 Has writing a novel changed your preference for novels versus short stories?
38:51 What's next?
Purchase Links
Jerusalem Ablaze:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon Canada
Waterstones
Hive
Barnes & Noble
The Death of Baseball:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon Canada
Waterstones
Hive
Barnes & Noble
I am an Amazon Associate and earn a small commission on qualifying purchases.
Photograph used with permission from the author. Copyright © Marte Lundby Rekaa.

42 min