On the second half of the podcast with Caramel Lucas, we discuss being an entrepreneur in today’s world. Caramel has multiple streams of income because there are many things she enjoys doing. She’s an entertainer and likes to entertain – whether it’s on a YouTube clip, in a book, or onstage as a comedian. We… Continue reading Episode 43B – Caramel Lucas – The Right Publisher
Doug talks about finding the time to write and using the time you have to write. Authors need to get the words out, but we don’t always follow our own advice.
Judy talks about what she has learned with setting a daily goal as a top priority. She’s also learned that she can’t take 17 years to write her second book, and had it being published the day we recorded the podcast. Being a new author, Judy struggles with getting her book in front of readers… Continue reading Episode 39B – Judy Moffit – Starting out without a list or money
Kevin and Stephen talk about how to market fantasy stories in today’s world. Kevin doesn’t like writing typical fantasy, and this makes marketing even more difficult. Publishing poetry also adds interesting elements to trying to market. Kevin talks about not following marketing advice and why the general advice doesn’t work for his books.
Kim and I continue talking, but we switch from her book to talking about communities. Specifically, author communities and how they benefit writers. We have both been in different groups and met in a great mastermind group. Everyone has different experiences and all groups are different, but there are good and bad to look for.
Besides writing, Ran works in the mental health field, so discussing mental health and how it affects writers was a natural. We also discuss how writers can take care of their mental health to continue writing.
Jeff has had several changes in his life – lawyer to politician to writer to CEO of a non-profit. We talk about how to handle those changes and why he chose to make writer one of those life changes.
Doug and I discuss how life can influence your book. This is what he did when writing his book. He is a businessman and writing is not his main focus. [Transcript] Episode 34B Doug Knust Using Life to Influence Your Book [Stephen] – Doug welcome back once again, since this is focused for writers tell… Continue reading Episode 34B – Doug Knust – Using life to influence your book
Chad has some insight, and regrets, on choosing the title he did. We discuss what makes a good title and how to tell. Episode 33B Chad Boyer Choosing a Title [Intro] – Are you working on your other career? But struggling to get that first book published does the goal of being in a locker… Continue reading Episode 33B – Chad Boyer – Choosing a Title
The discussion with Nosa continues as we discuss the growing rise in black culture in fantasy. Part of this discussion is why it is happening now and what has changed to allow it to happen. It’s interesting to see how we feel that independent publishing has helped bring about this growing diversity and how indie… Continue reading Episode 32B – Nosa – Black culture in fantasy