Ep 45: The one about the ‘weird science’ of writing


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By Sharkflight Media, Ian J. Malone, Rob Howell, and Kevin Steverson. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

(The Dudes in Hyperspace Podcast is presented by Chris Kennedy Publishing. Learn more about CKP’s wide array of award-winning books and stories at https://chriskennedypublishing.com/)

The Dudes usher in a brand-new era of the show as proud members of the Bleav Podcast Network — the #1 podcast network for professionals!

The News

The guys go briefly around the horn with the latest news about their current book projects and event schedules.

  • Rob continues work on THE ELDROS LEGACY, tons happening at New Mythology Press
  • Ian is king of the warball Xs and OS as work continues on his forthcoming sports-centric scifi novel, THE LAST ARGONAUT. Looks ahead to Pensacon, happening Feb. 18-20 in Pensacola, FL.
  • Kevin wraps REDACTED WEAPON, work continues on CKP International
Topic Segment: The weird science of writing

The guys discuss the various ways in which they craft their stories.

Topics include:

  • Outlining vs. “pantsing”
  • Where do story ideas begin?
  • The importance of routines and realistic goal setting
  • Worldbuilding and advanced story prep
  • The drafting process, likes and dislikes
  • Excuses vs. Reasons not to write
  • Projected turnaround time for a project
  • Advice for new and aspiring writers
For more on Ian, Rob, or Kevin and their books, visit the Dudes in Hyperspace show page on the Sharkflight Media website.


The guys break down the latest happenings around Chris Kennedy Publishing including this week’s new release — REVENANT by J.P. Chandler. Grab your copy at https://amzn.to/3sghtY8

Ian also runs down the latest pre-release, audio, and book news from CKP.

Pod Mail Segment

The guys answer questions from their listeners!

Topics Include:

  • Audiobook creation tips for new authors
  • Is Sean Payton headed to Dallas in 2023? Other NFL coaching news.
  • The Washington… Commanders?
  • Super Bowl party menu tips (with recipes!)
The Dudes’ Pod Mail segment is presented by the International Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors (IASFA). Learn more about IASFA and their services and book promotions at https://iasfa.org/

White Flag

The guys look ahead to what’s on tap in the days and weeks ahead — including their Super Bowl picks!

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