While Lily is still a new author, she has published several books. In that time, she’s learned some valuable lessons about publishing and talks about some things that other authors get wrong.
Erin and Stephen discuss how to market a kids book and get the word out. It is significantly harder to market to kids than adults, but we discuss several things that Erin has been doing.
Josh and Rose are unique in that they have collaborated on a fantasy book , but are also mother and son. We talk about what it’s like to work with someone that’s related to you. Since Josh is focused on a very connected universe, we talk about his worldbuilding. Below is a link to the… Continue reading Episode 45B – Josh & Rose Foreman – Co-op and Worldbuilding
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. Transcript: Stephen 0:47All right, well, welcome back to the podcast, part two with Doug Lawrence. And we’re going to talk a little bit about… Continue reading Episode 42B – Doug Lawrence – Time
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.