Fob watches are a sign of ill character.

WHILE STAR WARS and STAR TREK seeded J. Daniel Sawyer’s passion for the unknown, his childhood in academia gave him a deep love of history and an obsession with how the future emerges from the past.

This obsession led him through adventures in the film industry, the music industry, venture capital firms in the startup culture of Silicon Valley, and a career creating novels and audiobooks exploring the worlds that assemble themselves in his head.

His travels with bohemians, burners, historians, theologians, and inventors led him eventually to a rural exile where he uses the quiet to write, walk on the beach, and manage a production company that brings innovative stories to the ears of audiences across the world.

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  2. Hi, Daniel. I listen to The Every Day Novelist podcast and wanted to submit a question, but the TEDN webpage won’t let me. Here’s the question in case you can still answer:

    Hi. I have struggling with a manuscript for a novel since 2015. I begin, stop, give up, take it up again, and all the time it keeps evolving in my head. Now it’s an unfinished chaotic first draft, only 38 pages so far.

    I’d like to be done with it so I can move to something else. I’ve never finished anything except for a 20-page short story during pandemic lockdown. The narratives for the short story and the novel merged in my head, so the finished short story has details that connect with the unfinished novel.

    I’d like to start writing the novel from scratch again, but that feels like more of what I’ve done before. So, do you have any recommendations on how to proceed?

    Thanks in advance, and thanks for the podcast.


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