Episode 33B – Chad Boyer – Choosing a Title

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

Episode 32B – Nosa – Black culture in fantasy

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

Episode 30B – Byron Gifford – Overcoming Self Doubt

On today’s episode, I talk once again with Byron Gifford. We discuss how to overcome self doubt and dealing with self doubt. This is a common feeling among new writers, and we have thoughts and ideas to help those that doubt they should be writing. Transcript Stephen 0:48All right. Well, Byron, welcome back to the… Continue reading Episode 30B – Byron Gifford – Overcoming Self Doubt

Episode 29B – Tory Element – Setting Up a Business Entity

Tory joins me again to discuss what he has gone through in setting up his business entity for publishing. There are many choices and reasons to use one type or another. He also discusses using Sigil for formatting his book. Sigil is an open source epub editor. It is not for the faint of heart,… Continue reading Episode 29B – Tory Element – Setting Up a Business Entity

Episode 27 B – Penny Appleton – Writing during tough times

Joanna’s Mindfulness book – https://www.thecreativepenn.com/mindset/ Some links may be affiliate links TRANSCRIPT Stephen 0:50In this episode of discovered word, Smith, I continue talking with Jackie Penn, who writes us Penny Appleton. Instead of interviewing This time, we’re actually discussing a topic of concern, which at the moment, is how to keep writing, when times are… Continue reading Episode 27 B – Penny Appleton – Writing during tough times