Our first double-guest episode with Christopher Napier and Don Redwood. These two up-and-coming SFF writers share their journey on the way to greatness and we get two story readings! Topics up for discussion: writing in Scots, how to order pies in Aberdeen, how Delhi Belly inspired a universe changing story… (and more). Learn what NOT to do when you are trying to get published. And one of the most insane rounds of Werewolf versus Shark so far.

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Content Advisory: A bit of strong language

This Episode’s Guests

Christopher Napier author

Christopher Napier lives in Glasgow with his wife, Fey, two young sons, a guinea pig, and a wholly reasonable number of guitars. He writes stories across the range of speculative fiction with recurring themes of finding beauty in desolation. He is gradually building a fantasy role play setting on his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/chrisnapier and regularly blogs about writing at https://chriscrowing.wordpress.com.

Don Redwood author

Don Redwood lives in Glasgow. He’s been banging his head against his brick wall of a first novel for the last ten years. He’s made a wee dent, and the resulting concussion has helped him dream up a growing collection of delirious short stories. Check out his illustrated poetry at donredwood.com.

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Show Notes

References and extra info on what we were going on about. If there’s anything else you need explained, just comment below and we’ll add it in.

Delhi Belly – unfortunate gastric consequences of eating Indian food when you are not accustomed to it.

Doric Scots – Scottish language originating around Aberdeen.
Lowland Scots – Scots language around Dundee and Glasgow.

Ken McLeod – SFF writer who uses Scots accent in some science fiction books.

Ralan – lists markets (e.g. SF magazines) in the speculative genres and what they pay.
Submissions Grinder – helps you submit and track submissions to SF and genre magazines

Werewolf versus Shark league table

Mandeville cotton.jpgThe Vegetable Lamb of Tartary (Image By John Mandeville, Public Domain)

The Cailleach (pr. roughly ‘cally-ackh’)
Agent Smith

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