Get Published Episode 28 – Tad Williams Talks Writing

I am delighted to announce this episode’s guest. Tad Williams, author of Fantasy, Science Fiction, comic books and much more joined me to talk about writing and how his career has evolved. For any of you who haven’t spoken to Tad or heard one of his interviews, he is a very interesting person. He had lots to say about his career and the business of writing in general.

I also have a writing question from DanDantheArtMan about $100 words. And don’t forget to visit Paulette Jaxton at Paulette purchased a sponsorship as part of the Boom Effect auction. Even if she hadn’t I would recommend her podcast. It is well worth listening to.

This a monster sized episode but a good one.

Thanks for listening.


Show Notes

00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 28 – Tad Williams Talks Writing

  • Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published”

0:14 — Introduction – Get Published Episode 28 – Tad Williams Talks Writing

Welcome to the show.

01:16 — Promos: The Empress Sword by Paulette Jaxton

02:46 — Feedback – Get Published Episode 28 – Tad Williams Talks Writing (continued)

  • Dan asks, when should a writer use $100 words and when should they use simple ones?
  • Email feedback at getpublishedpodcast dot com with your comments or call the voiceline at (206) 203-2031

09:04 — Promos: GalaxyBillies

10:52 — Get Published Episode 28 – Tad Williams Talks Writing (continued)

Mike and Tad Williams talk about publishing and writing. Tad tells us about his career, the changing face of publishing and how it has changed the way he does things.

1:18:49 — Promos: Archangel

1:20:42 — Closing

Let me know what you think and definitely use the voicemail line to your heart’s content!



  1. Thanks for your answers to my call-in questions Mike!

    Suit the story and the character, great advice. I liked how you summed up what I was after by saying not to “Show off your vocab” when you can be mose clear with smaller words. I think in a third person story, perhaps I should try and suit the character of the narrator to decide whether or not some words may just be in there to “show off,” my vocabulary.

    I’ve heard “he said,” is best because it becomes invisible to the reader, while something like, “he exclaimed,” can get distracting as you said.

    Cleared up some things for me Mike, great answers. Thanks for taking the time!

  2. Enjoyable podcast and the first of yours I’ve listened to. Tad Williams was a pleasure to listen to and I may very well have to look up one of his books.

  3. Welcome Clifton and thanks! I’m glad you had a listen. Lots more episodes for you to sample. 🙂

    Tad is a great guy with a very obvious passion for writing. I’ve enjoyed his work for several years now. I highly recommend him.

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