Episode 14 - The Mothership / by jean-francois dubeau

 Where the magic happens...

Where the magic happens...

On a very special episode of WriteBrain (one that Paul had a hell of a time editing), J-F visits the Mothership. A.K.A.: The Inkshares offices in San Francisco. Instead of the standard format, listen to the guys do their usual banter with occasional interruptions from the Inkshares people as we learn more about the awesome people who make this amazing company work. 

J-F invested in a trip to San Francisco, just before the SuperBowl so he could have the privilege of signing copies of The Life Engineered for his backers. One thing he learned dear friends; signing takes a lot more time to do than you'd think (think 100 copies/hour) and he spent too many hours goofing off and eavesdropping on Jeremy, Avalon, Matt and the rest.

 Behold: the whiteboard of awesome!

Behold: the whiteboard of awesome!

Learn with us how the proverbial sausage is made. It's a fascinating story for readers and writers alike.

J-F:

On a personal note, I really want to thank the Inkshares crew for being so hospitable and allowing me the leeway to finish signing and numbering all the books for backers. It's quite a thrill to see the boxes of books and feel the electricity in the air as these guys do their job.

I was fortunate enough to be there when Dracula vs. Hitler hit its funding goal and witness the liquid excitement that flooded the office. If there ever was a doubt that Inkshares loves books and loves the books they work on, it is completely dissipated now.

 So cool to be surrounded by these boxes.

So cool to be surrounded by these boxes.

 Such an amazing feeling...

Such an amazing feeling...

Again, thank you so much Inkshares for everything you did to make The Life Engineered a reality. However, as I've learned during my visit: We're barely getting started.

JF

 They made me part of the team for the day and let me sit at the adult table!

They made me part of the team for the day and let me sit at the adult table!

 My signature and handwriting did not remain very consistent I'm afraid.

My signature and handwriting did not remain very consistent I'm afraid.