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] 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…

[DD] Grant Baciocco, Podcaster and TikTok Star

S8 Ep8 , July 5, 2022.   I’m joined by and we talk about video and TikTok and how to know what kind of content to make, if you’re digging ditches!  Links Toiley on , Youtube, Twitch    , ,   Matt on , , …

[DD] BEACHCAST With Gwenda Bond

, May 23, 2022. I’m joined by , and we talk about writing at the beach and what we hope to get accomplished this week! Links and her new book, , , Matt on , , Support via or ! May 23, 2022 | Season 8 Ep 7 | Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty and…

[DD] Alasdair Stuart and Publishing Trashfires

I’m joined by and we talk about burnout and how it’s hurting writers as well as publishing at large. But we manage to find some hope within! Links , , Matt on , , Support via or ! schedule for May: 16th Mon: 12:00pm Ditch Diggers with Matt…

[DD] Imposter Syndrome and Censorship

I talk about Imposter Syndrome and how it can mess with my career, and then Matt and I discuss book banning and censorship as our politicians attack libraries. Check Links for what you can do to help.  Links , , Matt on , , Support via or…

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