49 minutes | Sep 30th 2020

325: Reinventing a Legend — Interview with Nathan Makaryk

Hey there word nerds!

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Nathan Makaryk.

Nathan is the author of Nottingham, which deconstructs the mythology of Robin Hood in a realistic historical context. Nathan is a playwright, theater-owner, director, stage combat choreographer, and comedian living in Southern California. Nottingham was based on his critically-acclaimed original play The Legend of Robin Hood.

Today we’ll be talking about the second installment in his epic Nottingham series: Lionhearts.

In this episode Nathan and I discuss:
  • Why he initially hated Robin Hood and how that helped him reimagine it
  • How he adapted his own script into a full-length book
  • The difference between pacing and speed and why that shift is important
Plus, his #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: diymfa.com/325