Monday, February 25, 2013

Episode 65 – Humor on the Dark Side with Johnny B. Truant

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Fingers crossed, this will be the last time Alan sounds like an aircraft pilot with a dodgy connection.

We start off talking about our new collaboration, Dark Rite, and how it’s very nearly finished.

We discuss the difference in our methods of redrafting and the strange process of collaboration. This leads us to talk about how we notice issues with the plot and character motivations as we go along.

We talk about our other ongoing projects. Dave talks about the audiobook of Buccaneer, which should be out by now.

Dave brings up a bizarre new copyright ruling from US schools.

This leads us to discuss copyright and contracts in some depth.

Promo: A Minor Magic by Justin R. Macumber

Then we have an interview with Johnny B. Truant.

Johnny talks about himself and his work.

He discusses the birth of the concept for his book about a fat vampire, which was successful enough that he’s now working on the fourth volume of Fat Vampire.

He’s also working on the fourth book in his Unicorn Western series.

Johnny talks about what’s funny and how he deals with writing comedy.

Is Johnny a planner or a pantser?

Johnny talks about the structure and development of his Unicorn Western collaborations with Sean Platt.

Johnny talks about his preferred, shorter length of novella/novels and why he works that way.

What plans does Johnny have for other genres outside the comedies?

Johnny talks about his decision to go with KDP Select and where he might go with future releases.

What’s Johnny’s best writing advice?

Find Johnny’s books here.

The Self-Publishing Podcast is here:

The Better Off Undead Podcast is here:

Find Johnny’s non-writing How To Be Legendary site at

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shoutout Dave - I'm excited about the audio :) Great to hear Johnny also. I'm a fan of the SPP, his podcast with Sean and Dave.