The New York Times bestselling author of The Martian dropped by The Writer Files to chat with host Kelton Reid about his writing process and the upcoming movie adaptation of his hit book, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon (release date October 2, 2015).
The author’s journey to #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list began as a humble series of blog posts that grew enough interest to demand self-publishing to Amazon. When The Martian’s popularity sky-rocketed, traditional publisher Random House called, and the rest is history.
From software engineer to sci-fi phenom, Andy is a down-to-earth writer and self-described “space nerd,” who still answers all of his fan mail.
Join Kelton and Andy for the second part of this interview.
In Part Two of the file, host Kelton Reid and Andy Weir discuss:
- How recurring daydreams can turn into great stories
- The mystery of truly immersive writing
- Why Peter Pan’s Tinker Bell should be in prison
- Shakespeare’s and Kepler’s 16th-century bromance
- How Mr. Weir’s book started a relationship with NASA
- Three tips and tricks to becoming an “actual” writer
- Why Hollywood adds special effects last
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