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Join returning guest Hugh Howey as he talks about the complex, multifaceted process of having his bestselling sci-fi novel Wool (Simon & Schuster) adapted for TV and addresses the concerns and realizations he’s had along the way. Hugh is a New York Times bestselling author who has published his work in over 40 countries and has won critical acclaim for his three serialized works: Wool, Silo and Sand. For news on the Wool show, visit Hugh’s website

From Amazon.com:

Hugh Howey is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde saga and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Wool series. The Wool Omnibus won Kindle Book Review’s 2012 Indie Book of the Year Award — it has been as high as number one on Amazon — and 40 countries have picked up the work for translation. Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian are adapting the work for 20th Century Fox.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How to manage expectations for adaptations
  • The importance of humbling yourself as an author
  • Why we reward pessimistic thinking
  • How to deal with imposter syndrome
  • Why creativity can be mechanical

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Show Credits
Host: J. D. Barker
Host: J. Thorn
Host: Zach Bohannon
Music: Nicorus
Voice Over: Rick Ganley (recorded at Mill Pond Studio)

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