Comedian and Novelist Jim Hodgson–Episode 63–September 30 2015

WRITER 2.0: Writing, publishing, and the space between show

Summary: On episode 63 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with novelist, satirist, and extreme athlete Jim Hodgson.<br> We discussed:<br> <br> * whether you have to be good looking to make it in music;<br> * how he got a deal to write his humorous romance, HEARTS RACING;<br> * the funniest things about Atlanta;<br> * David Sedaris in Costco;<br> * the lowest point in his Iron Man training;<br> * what it’s like “suffering from high self esteem.”<br> <br> Plus, on “Today in Writing”–Rumi’s birthday.<br> About our Guest:<br> <a href=""></a><a href="" target="_blank">Jim Hodgson</a> started writing in the mid 90s, after high school. When his adoptive mother passed in 2006, he turned to his writing as a means of coping with her loss. From there it became an invaluable part of his life.<br> He’s the founder and editor of <a href="" target="_blank">The Atlanta Banana</a>, a satirical newspaper. He’s worked as a standup comic and as a sketch writer for Sketchworks. His work has been published in Georgia Music Magazine, Creative Loafing, The Art of Manliness, Dirge Magazine,,,, and others.<br> He’s the author of Dangerous Dan, a humorous science fiction novel, How To Mount Aconcagua, a mostly serious guide to climbing the tallest mountain outside the Himalayas, and Hearts Racing, a romance novel published by Soul Mate Publishing.<br>