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A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

Sep 6, 2022

Episode 79 features renaissance man and storyteller Jerry J.B. Manas, author of many books including the freshly minted tale The Mirror Man. We discuss the writing process, collaboration, details, outlines, idea hoarding, entering new mediums, how everything really boils down to storytelling, and much much more.

Throughout the conversation, we discuss:

  • Science Fiction and Business Writing
  • Starting in I.T.
  • Project Management
  • Writing better than doing...
  • Hitchcock and Spielberg
  • Completing the story
  • Cyclical journies
  • Management Consulting
  • "What do you do?"
  • Storytelling
  • Co-Authoring
  • Process
  • Collaboration
  • Sequels
  • The Mirror Man (Behind the pages)
  • Details
  • Fleming and Crichton
  • Artists as Humans not Content Machines
  • Deadlines
  • Outlines
  • Idea Generation and Hoarding
  • Moving into another medium
  • Staying organized
  • Book trailers
  • Writing tips
  • And much more

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The Mirror Man marries spy thrills, strange chills, and more

The Thorough Interrogation of Renaissance Man and Author J.B. "Jerry" Manas

Atticus is Fast-Paced Sci-Fi Fun with Timely Application

The Kronos Interference is Brilliant: A Spoiler Free Book Review

The Bear serves up drama in half-size portions

This ‘Rocket’ Recollection Launched Fond Memories of the Argonauts

Clearing out the clutter of my mind (Vol. 2)


You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette.

Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions.

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