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Infinite Loops

Mar 30, 2023

Edward Rooster is one of our favourite writers. His themes include the future, mythology, time and history. He has written two books, Box of Stars and Harvest, and he is currently working on a third.

Edward joins the show to discuss embracing uncertainty, avoiding becoming Icarus, unsticking yourself from time, and MUCH more!

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Show Notes:

  • The Days Dad Started Over: Why Edward started writing
  • Edward’s book writing process
  • Unsticking yourself from time
  • Sources of storytelling inspiration
  • Embracing uncertainty
  • Avoiding the content trap
  • The ‘create you own adventure’ approach to writing
  • [Finding inspiration in music]
  • Storytelling & common knowledge
  • Writing as found art
  • Not as much matters as we think it does
  • How can we avoid becoming Icarus?
  • Editing; Editors
  • The opportunities of generative AI
  • MUCH more!

Books Mentioned:

  • Stray Reflections; by Jawad Mian
  • Box of Stars; by Edward Rooster
  • Harvest; by Edward Rooster
  • Retrieve; by Edward Rooster
  • What Works on Wall Street: A Guide to the Best-Performing Investment Strategies of All Time; by Jim O’Shaughnessy
  • Cloud Atlas; by David Mitchell
  • The Great Gatsby; by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • American Gods; by Neil Gaiman
  • Reality Hunger; by David Shields
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; by Robert Pirsig
  • Looking Backward; by Edward Bellamy