Episode 88B – Michael Potts – Small vs Big Press

Overview Michael has had experience with several different presses and talks about his experiences in this second part of episode 88. YouTube Transcript Michael let’s talk some author stuff. Now, some writing publishing before we get onto our discussion topic, what are some things you’ve learned through writing several books over a decade and getting… Continue reading Episode 88B – Michael Potts – Small vs Big Press

Episode 86B – Amanda Desiree – Working with Editors

Overview Amanda had an interesting experience getting her book published through Ink Shares. She discusses how important it is to choose a good editor and listen to your editor. She first entered a contest where the books were basically crowd funded. She won and feels they did a great job helping her finish publishing her… Continue reading Episode 86B – Amanda Desiree – Working with Editors

Episode 85 – 2nd Interview Antoine Bandele

Overview Antoine returns and has exciting updates. He has continued to create stories for his series, and has started something new. The most exciting is that he is in talks with a producer to turn one of his books into a movie! We discuss how this happened and what’s going on with the whole process.… Continue reading Episode 85 – 2nd Interview Antoine Bandele

Episode 84 – Diane Glyer – Bandersnatch

Overview Diane lives in Los Angeles and is a teacher, though she used to live in Ohio and had her book published by KSU press. Her work, teaching, and book focus on the Inklings – the famous writer’s group that C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were a part of. She has insights into the group… Continue reading Episode 84 – Diane Glyer – Bandersnatch

Episode 83 – 2nd Interview David Rae

Overview David is back to update us on his Crow Man book world. He’s had some problems and we discuss what he’s doing to help that and thoughts on what any author could do. He also would like to get a book of short stories based in his Crow Man world and offers any author… Continue reading Episode 83 – 2nd Interview David Rae

Episode 82B – Justin Sloan – Video Game Storytelling

Overview Before Justin wrote his own books, he was involved with writing stories for video games like Tell Tale’s Walking Dead series. His writing also has included screenwriting. Justin is an ex-marine and lives with his family in California. He has moved from San Francisco to the L.A. area. His first books were middle grade… Continue reading Episode 82B – Justin Sloan – Video Game Storytelling

Episode 80B – Jimmy Essien – Stuttering and Spiritual Writing

Overview This is an interesting discussion with Jimmy. We start by finding out that Jimmy used to stutter and used music to overcome that. This leads to a mind blowing bit of philosophy from Jimmy and how he views the spirituality of writing. YouTube Transcript [00:02:45] Stephen: Alright, so let’s talk some author stuff. So… Continue reading Episode 80B – Jimmy Essien – Stuttering and Spiritual Writing

Episode 79 – 2nd Interview – Lily MacKenzie

Overview Lily joins us again talking about her latest book – The Ripening. She tells us about her writing adventures since we last spoke to her. Besides writing, Lily is a teacher, which has taught her quite a bit about her own writing. Previous Episode – https://www.discoveredwordsmiths.com/2021/05/06/episode-47a-lily-mackenzie-freefall/ Latest Book YouTube Transcript [00:02:59] Lily: things [00:03:00]… Continue reading Episode 79 – 2nd Interview – Lily MacKenzie

Episode 78B – Mary Elizabeth Jackson – Opportunity in Publishing

Overview Mary Elizabeth shares the wisdom she’s learned through writing her books. Her advice is pertinent to all writers, especially when she talks about publishing independently versus trying to get published traditional. We discuss various aspects of the differences and pros/cons of which choice that you make when publishing. YouTube Transcript [00:00:50] Stephen: Let’s talk… Continue reading Episode 78B – Mary Elizabeth Jackson – Opportunity in Publishing

Episode 77 – 2nd Interview David Konrad

Overview David is back (he first appeared in Episode 22) to give us an update on how things are going since we last talked. He’s kept up writing, and has published a new book in his Project Adventure series, but hasn’t had the breakout success. We discuss his new books and what he’s been doing… Continue reading Episode 77 – 2nd Interview David Konrad