PODCAST: How Irishman Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo) helped save Japan’s history

In this podcast, we learn how Irishman Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo) contributed hugely to Japanese culture, and much more along the way.

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How to write a novel, according to Author Colin Weldon

“When I run, I mean I try my best, but 4 of 5 kilometres out, and all of a sudden I have to get home. I mean, you can order a taxi! I can’t say I’ve never hailo’ed in the middle of a run!

“But you can’t hailo on a book – you’re defeating yourself.”

Interview with Pat McHale (Adventure Time, Over the Garden Wall writer)

I think whenever you write something you want people to like it. The best way to do that, usually, is to write what you think is good. That’s basically what everyone tries to do… just to write what they think is good. Part of that is staying true to the characters and the world (which makes it a kids show by it’s design)… and part of that is introducing deeper concepts that we, as writers, are curious about exploring (which makes it more interesting for adults).