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Episode 381 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on Apple podcasts, stitcher, spotify, or right-click here to download.

In this week’s episode, I talk with the fiction writer and essayist Deirdre Coyle about why fantasy can be more real than realism, the video game experience that happens inside our minds, and the joys of cutting extraneous words from manuscripts.

Deirdre Coyle Farewell Reading

Deirdre Coyle’s farewell reading at the Kerouac Project, August 17, 2019.

Deirdre Coyle Wizard

A witch versus the wizard of Wor. Photo by John King.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Read Deirdre’s wonderful video game blog, This Mortal Coyle, at Unwinnable, or her short stories “Stakes” and “How to Vomit Living Creatures.”

NOTES

This episode is sponsored by the excellent people at Scribophile.

Scribophile

TDO Listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go here while still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount.

Learn more about the Kerouac Project of Orlando here.

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If you are in Orlando on September 7th, come join the Kerouac Project in welcoming its fall 2019 resident, Chelsey Clammer, with a potluck dinner.

Check out my alcoholic, literary adventure novel, Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame.

Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame Cover

RIP, AC for TDO’s Secret HQ.

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Episode 381 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on Apple podcasts, stitcher, spotify, or right-click here to download.