Writing Habits #5 – Scott Sigler special edition!

Writing Habits Special

As if you didn’t know it, Scott Sigler is a New York Times Bestselling author, the king of podcast novels, and our Future Dark Overlord. He’s also a real gent, and his limited edition hardcover of The Rookie is due to ship at the end of the month. Just look at the blurb and pick your jaw up off the floor when you’re done:

Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of “Any Given Sunday” with the space opera style of “Star Wars” and the criminal underworld of “The Godfather.”

Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated.

Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he’ll wind up just another stat in the column marked “killed on the field.”

So to prep y’all for this rather exciting event, I spoke to Scott about The Rookie’s journey from podcast to print, his five-book deal with Crown Publishing, and his writing habits. Thanks to my good friends at the Box Room podcast, this special Writing Habits episode is available at their forum here. It’s also up on iTunes as a free podcast here – hit the subscribe button, and when I get around to going more audio interviews you’ll get them straight away.

The FDO himself, Scott Sigler

The FDO himself, Scott Sigler

Scott Sigler himself can be found at scottsigler.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/scottsigler, and on Twitter as @scottsigler. You can order his books from Amazon and all good bookstores, apart from The Rookie which is exclusive to his website, for reasons which he explains in the interview.

I hope you enjoy the interview. I’d love to hear your feedback, so please post in the comments below!

  • Robert Mammone

    Keen to listen to this but not keen in signing on to iTunes. Any chance it could be placed somewhere to get as a straight download, please?

  • Yes, it’s available at the Boxroom forum (see above).

  • Robert Mammone

    Aah. So that’s what the star is. Hides head in shame and slinks off.

  • Robert Mammone

    There’s also a recording available as a podcast on Sigler’s site where he makes some very perceptive points about the future of publishing. It’s a keynote address at a recent con in the States, from memory.

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