On this action-packed episode, the Mad Writers talk to Kameron Hurley. Their path wanders through non-fiction, characters, plotting or, rather, the lack thereof. Especially writers finding their own way in terms of the way they approach their methodology. Kameron shares her wisdom gained over more than a half-dozen books as well as several funny anecdotes from along the way.  The big takeaway from this interview being, of course, that you need to figure out the best way for you to write, however you can.

Kameron Hurley is a writer of books and relentless mover and shaker. She is responsible for badass female bounty hunters and bug magic in the Bel Dame Apocrypha -series, sentient, carnivorous trees in the Worldbreaker Saga and a balls-to-the-wall call to action of an essay collection, The Geek Feminist Revolution. She can be found online at KameronHurley.com and on various social media sites as Kameron Hurley. Her latest novel, The Stars Are Legion, is out now.

Recommended reading

Kameron’s recommendation: River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey











Jay’s recommendation: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor Lavalle

Nina’s recommendation: Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler and John Jennings (illustrator) and Damian Duffy (adapter)

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Intro and outro music comes from “Cephalopod” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0