Epic fantasy author Brian McClellan invited Brent to chat on Page Break, Brian’s new podcast.
Brent and Brian dig pretty deep into the world of an epic fantasy writer – they talk about the bloat experienced by most long series; how writing dark scenes can affect mental health; what Brent is up to next; and how to choose what to remove and what to leave in a story. Enjoy Brian’s conversation with Brent Weeks!
Back in June, Brent chatted with Craig Hanks from The Legendarium Podcast. They talked about endings, Tolkien, expectations, Harry Potter, whys and hows, GRRM, and Lightbringer, among other ideas and stories.
Well friends, the tour is winding down, THE BURNING WHITE is being devoured by readers around the world, and Halloween is days away.
It really is the most wonderful time of the year.
Today we have an interview for the Author Stories Podcast, recorded last summer and released a few days ago (I know, I know, we’re a bit behind, but hey, it’s a small price to pay to meet 1,000 fans out on the road).
The second half of the two-part Speculate Podcast is now live! Go HERE to listen to Brent, Peter V. Brett, Brad Beaulieu, and Gregory A. Wilson discuss what’s unique about graphic novels, giving up control, and the process of adaptation.
In case you can’t stand the sight of me anymore… The barely toned baritone strikes again. This time without awkward hand gestures!
Shaun Farrell runs a website and podcast called Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing. Shaun wasn’t on my planned itinerary of interviews, but I’m glad we threw something together. I’ve heard other authors praise Shaun’s interviews, and for good reason.
Check out the podcast here.: And while you’re there, you might want to grab some of the others. He’s got quite a Who’s Who of writers on there.
It is currently unknown just how much Weeksian goodness the human body can endure, so in the interests of science, I present to you, not one, not two-point-two-five, but five, entire, uncut interviews with… me.
No no no! Come back!
First, a podcast with the excellent folks at GraphicAudio. This interview is about a half an hour long, and I’d tell you more about it if I could remember it all or bear to listen to the sound of my own voice. There are spoilers up through the end of the first book. GraphicAudio has just released the second part of book 2, Shadow’s Edge, and is selling the cd version at at discount right now. In case you missed the earlier post, they do abridged audiobooks with, in this case, 30 actors, a ton of original soundtrack music, and sound effects. I know these books are a huge technical and artistic challenge for them, and they’ve brought an awesome amount of enthusiasm to the project. Fun, cool people.
Then, a decidedly unprofessional, totally unedited take of me taking about ten fan questions that were submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. I warn at the beginning about spoilers, but then didn’t get asked any spoilery questions, so it actually is spoiler-free. If you want to get YOUR questions answered, we may well do some future segments, depending on my shame threshold. So go ahead and send away. Heck, we may even figure out proper lighting and video editing.
But I wouldn’t bet on it.
A big thanks to Heather and Katie, who compiled the questions, brought the camera, and figured out how to post it. And also endured my mockery.
For the French loving audience out there, three interviews taken while I was at the Paris Salon du Livre in March:
A live radio interview with L’Autre Monde (choose Interview on the left menu, then scroll down to Weeks, Brent). Obviously, I speak English, so the interview is in English. A written French version is also available.
And finally, a written French interview with Cedric Gasperini at GamAlive.