Episode 181-Interview with David Gerrold

A pencil, a ball point pen, and a quill sitting in lounge chairs drinking coffee; Title: Writers Drinking Coffee

In which the WDC crew geeks out with joy at the presence of David Gerrold, writer of the silver screen and television, novels, short stories, and limericks – and teacher of writing to others. David talks to us about science fiction in the early days, the trend toward social justice awareness and addressing current problems in new ways. From Sleestacks and Tribbles to the strike lines of WGA and SAG-Aftra, David walks us through how Hollywood has changed, and where it needs to go so that everyone involved in the industry can live long and prosper.

Mentions from Episode 181:

David Gerrold’s advice to live a good life:

Keep pushing
Be committed
Work hard
Find out what you have to do to solve the problem.
Be willing to fail.

David Gerrold

And he reminds us writers everywhere that Harry Harrison said:

“Apply the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.”

Harry Harrison

Although David’s line is usually:

“You’re the writer. You choose.”

David Gerrold