20 (or so) Minutes with Tee Morris

Tee Morris

Tee Morris

Tee Morris is a primal force (and we mean that in a good way).  I mean holy crap… podcasting pioneer, author of one of the very first podcast novels, co-founder of Podiobooks.com, co-author (with Pip Ballantine) of the ever-growing canon of The Tales of the Ministry (including two novels: Phoenix Rising and The Janus Affair)… and those are just the highlights.  Buckle up, friends… it’s going to be a wild ride (and don’t miss Tee’s Workshop Episode!)

PROMO: The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine (http://dunesteef.com/)

Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Tee Morris

[caution: mature language – listener discretion is advised]


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Episode Breakdown

 01:08 Tee’s illustrious achievements

  • 03:35 A fire and forget missile
  • 03:50 One correction: Case of the Pitchers Pendant not in production
  • 04:04 Doubtful if I’ll ever podcast a novel again
  • 04:55 And missed “Tales of the Archives”
  • 06:20 The J.J. Abrams of podcast fiction
  • 06:50 You gotta pick your battles
  • 07:40 Recording for Audible.com


10:07 Why Genre Fiction?

  • 11:00 I blame Jules Verne and Ian Fleming
  • 12:28 Connected with JR Blackwell and Jared Axelrod
  • 03:00 Voila… steampunk
  • 13:50 Michael Creighton IS a science fiction author, dammit
  • 14:06 Go, Stephen King!
  • 14:50 Only Steampunk in Goodreads 2011 Choice Awards


15:30 Promo: The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine


16:40 So Steampunk or Fantasy Nothing?

  • 17:10 It’s the story that matters
  • 17:25 Origins of Bilibub Baddings
  • 19:15 It’s me being greedy
  • 19:50 Always been a fan of Mike Hammer
  • 20:00 Add Warner Brothers cartoons Singing Sword
  • 20:57 Mike Hammer via JRR Tolkien
  • 21:10 Mashup of Steampunk and Fairy Tales
  • 22:14 SciFi and Horror
  • 22:40 I’m gonna tell the story… that determines the genre
  • 23:55 Don’t sit down to write “a science fiction” story
  • 24:05 What matters first is what’s the story you want to tell
  • 24:43 Let the story happen first


25:24 How do you keep from loosing what the real story is?

  • 25:45 Commit to the story


26:30 Worldbuilding Before Story?

  • 26:36 Organically build world around the story
  • 26:49 Braaack!
  • 27:05 J. K. Rowling
  • 28:20 With Mashups, you have to commit to both worlds
  • 29:40 Joss Whedon, Mashup Master
  • 31:10 An Acting Parable for Writers



About Author

Dave Robison has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life. His CV includes writing Curious George fan-fiction at the age of eight, improv theater at age ten, playing trumpet at age twelve, as well as a theater degree, creating magazine cover art, writing audio scripts, designing websites, creating board games, hosting mythological roundtables and generally savoring the sweet drought of expression in all its forms. His years of exploration give him a unique, informed, and eloquent perspective on the art of storytelling.

1 Comment

  1. Michael Brudenell on

    Well, listening to Tee’s 20 (or so) Minutes With answered my question of why there hadn’t been a new Shared Desk episode. This is one busy man. It’s lucky he has all that energy. I’m really looking forward to his guest host workshop episode.