239: Science and Intrigue in Thrillers – Interview with Dan Grant

Hey there word nerds!

Today I am delighted to have Dan Grant on the show!

Dan is an author with a background in electrical engineering who has always loved the world of stories and intriguing tales, especially suspense and thrillers that weave science, medicine, or technology into the fabric of the drama.

As a licensed professional engineer he’s had the unique opportunity to work with a variety of medical and technological projects and to get behind the scenes at military facilities. And as you read his debut thriller, The Singularity Witness, you can definitely see how his engineering background has filtered into the narrative to form a broader storytelling tapestry.

Dan is currently hard work on his next thriller entitled Thirteen Across, as well as the next book in his Singularity series.

Now listen in as Dan and I chat about his awesome debut The Singularity Witness, and how to balance hard science with the fast pace of thrillers.

In this episode Dan and I discuss:

  • How to use research for a science based thriller without info dumping.
  • Showing your story’s world through the perspective of an outsider.
  • How to add depth to your characters without slowing down the plot.
  • Worldbuilding in a unique setting grounded in today’s reality.
  • Choosing the path of self publishing.

Plus, Dan’s #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/239

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