Episode 39 - Scott Sigler: Forging a Writing Career

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  • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
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  • The story of the great Matt Staggs
  • 130 rejection letters later...
  • Forging a career path by giving stuff away for free and asking fans to help
  • Sigler is a damn marketing genius
  • Daniele cries at movies... a lot
  • Scott as a kid: discovering he liked to be scared
  • Reading books for school is just not fun
  • Why Journalism is dying
  • Moral of the story: keep beating your little brothers
  • Too stupid to know when to quit
  • The tale of a world renowned violinist playing in the subway
  • The future of publishing
  • Scott's writing process
  • Aliens playing football
  • Daniele gives birth every time he writes
  • Having written is much better than writing
  • Please no more books about dysfunctional families
  • Scott heading for the big screen
  • Nerding out about Lost and Justified
  • Good writing: hardening your nipples and sending a tingling in your groin
  • Dealing with customer reviews
  • Perceptions of reality
  • Check out scottsigler.com

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