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TIH 117: J. David Osborne and Michael David Wilson on Turning 30, Failing in Public and Minimum Effective Dose Misconceptions

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In this podcast J. David Osborne and Michael David Wilson talk about turning thirty, failing in public and the misconception surrounding minimum effective dose.

About J. David Osborne

J. David Osborne is the Portland, Oregon based author of the Wonderland Award-winningBy the Time We Leave Here, We’ll Be Friends, Low Down Death Right Easy, and Black Gum. He is currently the publisher-in-chief of the weird crime fiction press Broken River Books.

About Michael David Wilson

Michael David Wilson is the Founder of the popular UK horror website, podcast and small press, This Is Horror (you know, the website you’re on right now). A professional writer, editor and podcaster, Michael has worked for various publications and companies including 2000 AD, Terrorizer, LitReactor, Broken River Books and Scream. A professional ESL Teacher and graduate of The University of Warwick’s English Literature and Creative Writing Programme, Michael is currently working and living in Japan. You can connect with Michael on Twitter @WilsonTheWriter.

Show Notes

  • [01:45] Interview start: alcohol
  • [09:30] Physical fitness/turning 30/freeletics
  • [13:45] The ‘so many fucks’ rule
  • [16:45] The One Thing by Gary Keller/ The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson
  • [22:15] Zen calm and the removal of ego from writing; Becoming comfortable with failure
  • [31:45] Regretting chances not taken/failing in public
  • [39:10] Held back by others’ perception of good art
  • [41:10] Genre in Japan
  • [44:45] Five things MDW does every day/translations/language learning
  • [53:20] Clarifications and corrections regarding kanji. Joyou kanji is 2,136 characters. The Japanese Industrial Standards for kanji currently contain 6,355 kanji (JIS X 0208). The Dai Kan-Wa Jiten, which is considered to be comprehensive in Japan, contains over 50,000 kanji.
  • [53:50] The minimum effective dose misconception
  • [59:00] Overwork and burnout/relocating; depression
  • [01:11:00] Turning thirty/lessons learned since starting out

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