Coffee & Ideas
This is a podcast based on writers sitting around, drinking coffee and/or occasionally wine, and talking about anything and everything.
Episode 187 – Interview with Sean Kernan
There are so many ways to earn a living as a good writer, and if what you love is writing there are more “expertise” or “value-add” monetization models out there. Ever wonder about the fiscal model for Quora and Medium? Sean Kernan went from years of working in a giant finance company to working from home, earning his living by being paid to be an essayist. He's a top writer on Medium, telling interesting stories about interesting people. … Continue...Episode 187 – Interview with Sean Kernan
Episode 186 – Interview with Mark Roth-Whitworth
Come meet Mark Roth-Whitworth, who wrote a brilliant novel about a scientific ship from Earth in the year 2169 that is investigating a black hole, only to be caught up and flung 11,000 Years into the future. What begins then as a story of loss, the grief cycle, and readjustment, shifts into a study in what humans have become as they found their way to the stars. In 11,000 Years, Mark delves into ideas of human expansion and evolution, of rejoining a society you want to belong to while simultaneously exploring the ramifications of what that world is doing flung across multiple planets. … Continue...Episode 186 – Interview with Mark Roth-Whitworth
Episode 185 – Welcome Back Brenda Clough
Brenda Clough is a prolific Asian-American Sci-Fi writer, returning to visit with us after another book and novella have hit the stands - Cleo’s Scroll (Dante Sci-Fi!) and then A Door in His Head - which won an award! We chat about historical Sci-Fi, lament over the lack of shark-based deities in the world, and she reports about the latest Marian Halcombe book. … Continue...Episode 185 – Welcome Back Brenda Clough
Episode 184 – Interview with Kari Sperring
Kari Sperring, amazing author and medieval historian, has written a splendid new Arthurian novel called The Book of Gaheris. Join us as she talks about developing a new version of an Arthurian legend through historic research, reading the classics, and re-imagining the status quo as it very well may have been touched by magic. … Continue...Episode 184 – Interview with Kari Sperring
Episode 183 – Journey Back to Liadon
We welcome back Sharon Lee and Steve Miller to talk about their 25th Liadon book - Salvage Right, from Baen Books. They tell us about the space station that straddles two realities, as we debate where the cats might come in and own the place. There’s also an in-depth discussion of the dinkus and the telling detail, so you can learn something new! … Continue...Episode 183 – Journey Back to Liadon
Episode 182 — Interview with Howard Andrew Jones
Jeannie and Howard have a very convivial talk about Howard's new Chronicles of Hanuvar books being published by Baen press, the need for smart characters, how to write them (and how to overcome mistakes). Plus, how to Barcon (and where not to be at Dragoncon), and other interesting subjects. … Continue...Episode 182 — Interview with Howard Andrew Jones
A podcast by writers for writers
The hosts have an easygoing interview style that very much feels like a few friends sitting down in a cafe discussing writing. Every writer will feel at home with this podcast.
I am so happy I found this podcast. Each episode offers casual, intelligent conversation about writing and the writing life, with authors whom I admire as well as those whose work is worth exploring. This podcast should be on every writers playlist.
A Great New Writing Show!
Super happy to have found this show via Twitter. Talking about writing is a really tought subject sometimes, in part because it can get boring. But the hosts for Writers Drinking Coffee really bring life to the subject with their fun banter, their passion for themes and ideas and writing-ness, and their shared writings. I'll definitely keep listening to this show as it progresses because I want to see where they go from here!