Brad King of The Geeky Press hosts a literary and storytelling extravaganza, a companion to the Indianapolis Downtown Writers Jam event where 6 authors square off in a storytelling competition. In The Downtown Writers Jam Podcast, writers and authors discuss what drives them to tell stories.

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Ben H. Winters is the author of the best selling book Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters as well as the The Last Policeman trilogy, and a relatively recent Indianapolis transplant. He sat down with Brad to talk about his utter lack of direction in his early writing career and his daily writing routine that involves no Internet and tons of structure. At the end, he talks about his newest counter-factual novel — currently under construction — that explores an America where the Civil War never happened, and slavery was never abolished.