How Authors Work: Learn the process from professional authors and become a more productive writer

How Authors Work: Learn the process from professional authors and become a more productive writer

Every week we interview an author or publishing pro and dig into how they work. We get as detailed as possible, exploring their tools, techniques, and workflow secrets, and share their tips and tricks so you can use them too.

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    Maxine Kaplan - "You can't fix what you don't write"

    We talk with Maxine about how she got organized, the value of todo lists and delve into the misconceptions people have about sensitivity readers and why we all like the term expertise reader better.

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    K.D. Edwards - The day his debut novel launched!

    I talk to K.D. Edwards about all the normal writer process stuff we love so much only this interview is the day his debut hit stores so we also talk about launches the times between launches and the fact that he is hiding out at home.

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    Rich Leder - We talk about screenwriting and novel writing and how doing both has influenced his process.

    Our conversation with Rich covers a ton of ground, including the open door policy he established with his family. Moving from New Jersey to New York to California to Willmington and how he uses his screenwriting paradigm to write his novels and gets to fill every movie making role when he writes prose. Andrew and I were both also impressed by how he pitched his books at the end of the podcast so if you are having trouble talking people into reading your book give the end a listen.

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    Deborah Maroulis

    Today we talk about how Deborah uses her experience as a teacher in her writing process for inspiration and feedback, how you don't even want to know what the new slang is and how people who don't like the movie The Princess Bride should be suspected of cannibalism.

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    Montiese McKenzie

    In this episode, we talk about how one scene appeared in Montiese McKenzie's head one day and it led her to be an urban fantasy writer. Her "rear window" writing process and diversifying her cast.

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    M.D. Neu

    We talk with sci-fi author M.D. Neu about how his characters talk to him. Working through his dyslexia. The challenges of finding a professional community as a writer and how writing LGBTQ characters interacts with genre choices.

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    Kevin Jackson

    Kevin E. Jackson talks to us about how and where he writes, how he went from 90 rejections to having an agent he loves and how he found his writer tribe.

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