20 Minutes with E. C. Myers

January 11, 2013 Posted by Dave Robison

E. C. Myers

E. C. Myers

E.C. Myers – author of “Fair Coin” and “Quantum Coin” – brings a veritable cornucopia of skills, perceptions, and aesthetics to his craft. His fiction is inventive and authentic, a offering a fresh and unpredictable (and immensely satisfying) feast for his readers. During this engaging 20(ish) minutes of craft discussion, E. C. explores the discovery of his distinctive authorial voice, the qualities and merits of YA fiction, his experience at Clarion West and so much more. No need to flip a coin… writerly goodness is a sure thing. (and there’s more where THAT came from in E. C.’s Workshop Episode!)

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About Dave Robison

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.

10 Responses to 20 Minutes with E. C. Myers

  1. Alisa Russell says:

    Listened to this earlier, but couldn’t leave a comment until now because our Internet went down. So much awesomeness! Took away a bunch of handy tips for my own writing and will be definitely listening to the workshop episode in a few days. It also reminded me that I need to put Fair Coin and Quantum Coin on reserve at the library. Thanks again for a great show!

    • Dave Robison says:

      Our pleasure, Allison! I love interviewing creators like Eugene… their awareness and commitment to their craft is natural and unaffected. They bring a simple clarity to what can be a very complex (and convoluted) endeavor.

  2. Peter Ellis says:

    Having read Fair Coin 3 weeks ago, I was quite excited to listen to an interview with E.C. Myers. The interview lived up to my expectations.

    • Dave Robison says:

      Thanks, Peter! Eugene really is a remarkable gentleman… we had a blast with this conversation and I’m glad you got some goodness out of it as well.

  3. ShaylonH says:

    I’ve been an avid listener of this podcast for a while now.

    Loved what Eugene said about being detached from the writing and getting it done because you have to. I’d say a good 50% of my procrastination is due to the fact that I don’t want to mess the story up. Very enlightening.

    • Dave Robison says:

      I know exactly what you mean, Shaylon. I’m often paralyzed by that whole “Darn it, what’s the PERFECT word for this sentence” feeling. Either that or the project dies on the vine because the first draft isn’t as good as Patrick Rothfuss would write.

      The best advice I’ve ever heard (and anyone who’s listened to the writing podcasts out there has heard it a dozen times) is “It’s okay to suck”. First drafts suck… they just do. And they’re supposed to… that’s what revisions are for. ;)

      I’m glad you enjoy the show, Shaylon… hope it gives you the jump start you need to dive in and write your stories!

  4. Tim Ward says:

    I love interviews with authors who’ve been to workshops like Clarion. Great questions and discussion on that.

    • Dave Robison says:

      I know, right? Anytime I see that on an author’s CV, we ALWAYS make time to discus the experience. It’s such a mystery AND a wonderment because so many of the writers who are a part of it emerge transformed. You’re considering enrolling, aren’t you, Tim. ;)

      • Tim Ward says:

        I would love to, but I don’t have a job with paid vacation. Living in Iowa, I’d love to go to their program, but that’s not feasible either. I just take what I can from my podcasts and beta readers and work on the craft daily. Thank you for being a part of that process!

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