The New York Times bestselling author of The Martian dropped by to chat with me about his writing process and the upcoming movie adaptation of his hit book directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon (release date October 2nd, 2015).
The author’s journey to #1 on the NY Times Best Sellers list began as a humble series of blog posts that grew enough interest to demand self-publishing to Amazon. When The Martian‘s popularity sky-rocketed, traditional publisher Random House called, and the rest is history.
From software engineer to sci-fi phenom, Andy is a down-to-earth writer and self-described “space nerd,” who still answers all of his fan mail.
Join us for this two-part interview.
If you missed Part One, you can find it here: How Andy Weir (Bestselling Author of ‘The Martian’) Writes: Part One
In Part Two of The File, Andy Weir and I discuss:
- How Recurring Daydreams Can Turn into Great Stories
- The Mystery of Truly Immersive Writing
- Why Peter Pan’s Tinker Bell Should Be in Prison
- Shakespeare’s and Kepler’s 16th Century Bromance
- How Mr. Weir’s Book Started a Relationship with NASA
- 3 Tips and Tricks to Becoming an “Actual” Writer
- Why Hollywood Adds Special Effects Last
Listen to The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience below ...
The Show Notes
- The Martian: A Novel
- Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
- Andy Weir on Twitter
- Kelton Reid on Twitter
Coming soon …