OLLO & The Creators Podcast | Ep. 15

Episode 15: Justin Mcelheny

Justin is an author and the creator of Schematic Digital Publishing. Justin talks about his first memorable experience in writing, the story of monkeys with brain-itis, the important distinction between creating and discovering a character, Lord of the Rings, working different jobs, the influence of Stephen King, exercising demons, and dealing with the stigma of writing for others vs. writing for yourself.
14:01 -“I think there’s a fine line between writing what comes, and being conscientious of what’s influencing you; making sure that it’s more from you than from outside sources. There’s no way to escape external influence, but you have to make sure that you’re filtering it internally enough so that it's being said in a way that it hasn’t been said before. Everything’s been said, it just hasn’t been said by you, and you need to make sure that that imprint is there.”