(EF16) BTP: On Creative Writing, Video Games and the Future of the Evolve Faster Podcast (About Antonio Rozich)

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Episode EF16 Summary

In this episode, we go behind the scenes where Scott Ely talks to Antonio Rozich — his creative collaborator and co-writer on most of the episodes — on how they met, what it takes to be a creative writer and other odd background stories from creating Season One of Evolve Faster Podcast. From joint eureka moments to pointless yet heated arguments over if a character should go left or right on a river fork, this interview dissects how creativity can sometimes be better as both a shared and an individual process.

Scott and Antonio met back when Scott was looking for a copyeditor for dozens of early scripts of what would later become Evolve Faster Podcast. Although initially Antonio mostly was checking Scott’s work to ensure everything was correct, soon they discovered they have a common interest in armchair philosophizing, reading Vonnegut and writing speculative fiction. After a few Skype talks, and an innumerable number of digital chats, these shared interests (and a sh*tload of rewriting) helped to evolve Scott’s dozens of scripts and concepts into what Evolve Faster Podcast is today — speculative fiction that walks the thin line between Twilight-Zone-styled storytelling and nonfictional reality.

To peek behind what Scott jokingly calls the 0.2 of Evolve Faster’s 1.2 manpower force (primarily because of lack of access more of Antonio’s time), they dissect the following:

  • What is Antonio’s background? How did he start working with Scott on his Evolve Faster platform?
  • What was the backstory and genesis of Episode EF12 (the episode from Season One which was Antonio’s initial concept)?
  • Did Antonio like Scott’s rewrite of Episode EF12?
  • What Antonio loves, hates and thinks is the most difficult when it comes to creating Evolve Faster episodes?
  • What is Antonio’s loose writing process (as compared to Scott’s necessarily systematic creative flow, which was described in Episode EF14)?
  • From a creative- and series-writing perspective, what did Scott and Antonio think about the challenges of wrapping up a massive storyline Game of Thrones (in a hasty fashion)?
  • And more…

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(EF16) BTP: Ask Me Anything Discussion with Antonio Rozich and Scott Ely on Croatia, Creative Writing, and Being Paid in Ayahuasca

How many unknown Einsteins and Picassos never reached their potential because they feared failure and were afraid to take risks?

(EF16) BTP: Ask Me Anything Discussion with Antonio Rozich and Scott Ely on Croatia, Creative Writing, and Being Paid in Ayahuasca

Every hardship can be seen as either another shovel swing for your unavoidable grave or as necessary work to dig the foundation of the next amazing thing.

(EF16) BTP: Ask Me Anything Discussion with Antonio Rozich and Scott Ely on Croatia, Creative Writing, and Being Paid in Ayahuasca

When money stops being the value we measure ourselves by, and people have more time, will we see a boost in creative productivity … or systemic laziness?

(EF16) BTP: Ask Me Anything Discussion with Antonio Rozich and Scott Ely on Croatia, Creative Writing, and Being Paid in Ayahuasca

Stepping out of your normal patterns and comfort zone for even one day can uncover potential and ideas in your head which might change your life forever.

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