Daniel Swenson

Author Daniel Swenson compares pantsing and outlining. We also discuss trusting our characters and the importance of—and strategies for developing—backstory.

Daniel Swenson lives with his wife and children in Utah, nestled between the foothills of the mountains and the shore of Utah Lake. He and his family enjoy hiking, riding bikes, playing outdoors and game nights where they play different board and card games.

He is the creator and host of the Hugo-nominated podcast Dungeon Crawlers Radio, which covers all things geek and features interviews with upcoming and best-selling authors.

For the past twenty years, he has been refining his craft of storytelling by creating profound and unique adventures for various gaming groups. Now he spreads his love of gaming with his kids and their friends.

His debut novel, The Shadow Above The Flames, is available now through Immortal Works. He also has a short story, “Tremors Within The Storm,” that will be included in Jason King’s Valcoria Awakenings anthology later in 2017.

You can find Daniel here on Facebook, or on Twitter or Instagram at @DanielSwenson77 and DanielSwenson77.

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