20 Minutes with John Mierau

John Mierau
John Mierau

John Mierau is someone you want to talk to. I mean, he’s definitely someone you want to read because his works are startling, innovative, and richly crafted. But the depth and insight (and humor) that comprise John’s outlook on life, writing, and the creative process are things that come up almost immediately once you start a conversation with him. And that, my friends, will be time well spent. We were fortunate to have John spend 20(-ish) minutes with us where he shared some honest and inspiring perspectives on how he does what he does… a fabulous conversation we’re proud to share with you. (and tune in to John’s Workshop Episode!)

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Comments (4)

Good episode. Entertaining. I knew John Mierau would make a good guest.

Notes for Dave:
The Grandiose Intros you do are the incentive/reward for the guests to come on the show, so keep doing them.
Also, please put the, “Why genre fiction?” question back in the rotation.

I agree… John really brought some fresh and intriguing perspectives to the table. Good usable writerly goodness.

Thank you, Peter… I didn’t want the intros to become something for people to endure. The thing is, even though I’m infusing a lot drama into them, the enthusiasm is authentic; we really ARE that excited about having these people on. 🙂

Interesting you should bring up “the rotation”… as you’ve observed – and I only recently discovered – we’ve been doing this long enough to have an actual default list of questions. I’ve been trying to resist that inclination in favor of tailoring questions to each author’s area of expertise. But you’re right… that’s a good question and often illuminates a lot about the author.

(bear with us… these episodes were recorded a month ago, so it’s going to take a while for your suggestions to appear in the feed)

John is a really good writer. I love to listen to him talking craft.

I agree, Bryan… his approach to the process is not only unique, but he’s clearly considered it carefully and arrived at his current modus operundi by scrutinizing what what works and refining as he goes. Much writerly goodness to be had there.

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