20 Minutes with James Sutter

Rocker. Author. Editor. Gamer. Co-creator of “Pathfinder“, the biggest selling role-playing game in the world. Managing Editor at Paizo Publishing, the good people who MAKE Pathfinder (for those of the non-RPG persuasion). If there is anyone who has been a contributing factor to the recent (and long overdue) trend of geeks being cool, it’s James Sutter. From his early days as a journalism student to his current standing as author of the much (and justifiably) lauded “Death’s Heretic” and it’s sequel, “The Redemption Engine“, AND Managing Editor of Paizo’s fiction line, James has been all about the story.

Joined by author, editor, and gamer (do you see a trend here?) Jennifer Melzer, we spend 20-ish minutes in astonishing writerly discourse with this Renaissance Man of geekery. For those of you with OTD – Obsessive Temporal Disorder – the “ish” allows us an extra 15 minutes without violating any truth-in-advertising laws… and you’ll be glad we do as Jennifer, James and I discuss the merits of outlining and fostering discovery, the difference between an “artist” and an “artisan”, the creative power of deadlines, and more. Wrap your head in an Ace Bandage ’cause we’re gonna blow your mind. (and, once you stuff your brains back in, tune in to James’s Workshop episode airing December 23rd).

PROMO: “Broken” by Cedric Johnson and Veronica Giguere (in podcast audio or on Amazon)

Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with James Sutter

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James Sutter, rocking the Internet…

  • His website is a fabulous place to start, but good grief don’t stop there…
  • Check out all his literary and editorial offerings at Amazon
  • And then stroll on over to YouTube (whaaaat?) and check his YouTube Channel (and I’m pretty sure we’ve NEVER said that before on the RTP)
  • And, of course, you can follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, swap book reviews on Goodreads


As for the remarkable Jennifer Melzer…

Jennifer Melzer

Jennifer Melzer



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.

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