Ditch Diggers

Hosted ByMur Lafferty & Matt Wallace

Treat your writing like a blue collar job. Doctors don't get doctor block and ditch diggers don't get ditch digger block, and working writers can't get writer's block. Business and humor.


All Episodes

[DD] Mur and Matt and Book Launches

, September 26, 2022. Mur has a book coming out! And it’s hard to think about anything else. Matt’s taking a well-earned break from writing novels.   Links Preorder Station Eternity!  , , Matt on , , Matt’s ! Mur’s merch! …

[DD] Kameron Hurley and Margaret Dunlap Decode Hollywood

, September 23, 2022. is guest host today, and we are talking with about the enigma that is Hollywood, money, and how you keep going when so few projects actually get to the screen.    Links , , Matt on , , Matt’s ! …

[DD] Matt and Mur Talk Short Story Markets

S8 Ep15   It’s Post-WorldCon, and Mur and Matt have stuff to talk about regarding short stories and short story markets.      September 5, 2022 | Season 8 Ep 15 | Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace | CC BY-NC-ND…

[DD] Kameron Hurley and Why We Do This

S8 Ep14   Kameron and Mur aren’t bitter at all. But we do mention Nick Mamatas’ .   August 22, 2022 | Season 8 Ep 14 | Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace | CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License

[DD] Matt Wallace Returns! Walking Many Freelance Paths

Matt returns. This wasn’t supposed to be a “buck up little camper” pep talk for Mur, but it turned out to be. But mostly, we talk about the importance of different things to focus on as a freelancer.  August 15, 2022 | Season 8 Ep 13 |…

[DD] Alasdair Stuart and the DOJ vs PRH

S8 Ep12 , August 8, 2022. Monopolies are bad, we all know that, and yet the “Big Six” publishers are eating each other, dwindling down, and claiming it’s in the authors’ best interest. We call shenanigans.   Links , ,   Matt on ,…

[DD] Kameron Hurley and Writing Reality Shows

S8 Ep11 , July 18, 2022. So there’s talk of a writing reality show. . So we talk about that and all the things that could go wrong with it. (And how we’re dying to watch the train wreck)    Links , ,   Matt on , , Support…

[DD] Co-starring Jennifer Udden, ex-agent, current writer!

S8 Ep10 , July 11, 2022. Y’all have asked for it, and I deliver! My former agent Jen Udden joins us live to answer questions (since she isn’t an agent anymore but she still has all that knowledge.)   Links Jennifer Udden’s podcast , ,…

[DD] Ursula Vernon, the Lost Episode

S8 Ep9 , May, 2022.   Whoops, I told you I needed a break this past spring. I never got this out to folks. Recorded mid-may I believe.  Links   , ,   Matt on , , Support via schedule for July 11-15: 11th…

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