We talk about boobs in the cold open. Not sure why or how we got on the subject, but sometimes these things can’t be helped. Once we get into the episode, though, we begin a long discussion on how to bullshit your way through a story. More specifically, how to handle science (and magical) elements in your story. Do you play it safe and give sparse details on, say, space travel? Or do you go into great detail and describe how the ship is able to reach warp speed?

Caleb ends the episode by revealing his clone on air. Fun is had by all.

#75: Writing Talk With Author Benjamin Cross Drunken Pen Writing Podcast

We're joined by archeologist and author Benjamin Cross to talk about his new novel, Colony. But that's not all! We discuss a whole litany of topics.  Benjamin tells us what it's like to use his archeology background to help shape the world of Colony as well as how it helped with forming a more realistic setting for his horror thriller. We also discuss his writing process and how it has evolved over the years, the trials of getting his first novel published including working with literary agents and editors for the first time, and how he has been able to build up his social media following and the importance that has with book sales. We also touch on book reviews, creating characters, and the importance of pacing. There's a lot of great stuff in this one! You can find Benjamin and his work at: https://www.benjamin-cross.com/ Twitter @BenCross_author Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/benjamincross.author/ And on Instagram @benjamincross.author  And on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56807194-colony
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