We talk about Titans, tomatoes, a penguin uprising and books. I had a blast doing this, even though it technically was my first time on a Podcast. I’ll leave you with the timestamps to give you an idea about the content (huge giveaway including T-Shirts, Mugs, and more E-Books):
00:00:58 Titanlord “A Thousand Ashes” – Preorder Trailer.
00:03:06 Darwish telling us what Titanlord is all about.
00:06:52 Who is M.G Darwish really? And what is he about?
00:09:50 Why write a traditionally western genre? Where are the brown people?
00:11:00 What got Darwish into writing books of this genre in the first place?
00:13:00 The struggles of finding a readership in Bahrain and abroad.
00:20:11 Would writing in Arabic be more appealing or would it be too limiting?
00:25:00 Are local writers restricting themselves? Why don’t we tap into our pre islamic mythology?
00:27:00 The Umm Humar (Mother Of Donkeys) origin story.
00:29:06 How does Darwish deal with negative reviews?
00:31:25 Things Darwish doesn’t trust…
00:33:57 Writing communities & self publishing; The good, the bad, & some of the scammy.
00:46:48 Traditional publishing houses & the realities behind it.
00:50:40 Why are some people so proud that they don’t read? Is it the writers fault or theirs?
00:54:52 How come it was easier to find a readership overseas then locally?
00:58:00 Why authors go through writer’s block, and how some authors resist the solutions.
01:01:37 The JK Rowling drama, global pc culture perspectives, & some out of context cunts.
01:15:30 The importance of using the power of the internet to reach a global audience.
01:19:00 Darwish and his journey of dealing with the naysayers and the comparers
01:20:15 The story of Dragontooth and meeting Darwish for the first time.
01:30:33 Putting Darwish in the hot seat!
01:33:00 The Final Question!