I was searching through some old writing files on my computer, stuff I’d not looked at since about 2001, and I re-discovered an old Excel spreadsheet called “The 100 Best Novels of All-Time.” Upon opening the spreadsheet all these years later, it looked like some arcane code which made no sense to me now, even though I was the one who made it. Ahhh, how time ravages the memory. After a bit of sleuthing, I finally figured out what the list was, and why I’d made it. The results are both interesting and instructive. So, what is the #1 Greatest Novel of All Time?
In this episode we chat about his favorite novel, as in what which he’d take to a deserted island if he could only take one. We learn his writing tools of choice — Mac or PC; Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, Scrivener, old fashioned typewriter; and what piece of software he can’t live without. We discuss which actors he’d like to see play the lead characters from Wool when Ridley Scott makes the movie. And we talk about the benefits of serializing your novel, ideal word count, and other publishing strategies that helped make Wool into the huge success it is. And other cool stuff, of course! Go watch it now and leave a comment for me, Hugh, or both of us. Enjoy!