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.
The 4th edition of Carla’s Self Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors has just launched this month it is a mammoth guide full of tools and tips. You can also find a free Consumer Guide to Writing & Publishing Tools & Service on her site selfpubbootcamp.com. It is a great resources for authors who want to get a general idea of what is out there to help them out.
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We had an amazing talk with John at the end of 2017. He covered a lot of ground talking about everything from mental health to starting a publishing company to finding the writing rhythm that works for your brain.
Andrew and I have referenced Cayla Keenan’s process in just about every podcast since this one was recorded. She's a college student and author, and her debut novel, "Catching Stars" is coming out in June of 2018. Learn how she works, and hear her journey from PitMAD to published.
Becca Puglisi talks to Andrew and Paul about the process of co-writing The Emotional Wound Thesaurus and how she and her co-author Angela Ackerman work to find one voice as two writers. We also spent time talking about emotional self-care for authors and the process of writing emotional tools.
Jenny discusses how she uses Pinterest as part of her workflow, what her self-editing and beta processes look like, and how her experience on indie film sets influences her work as a novelist.
Unlucky episode 13 is a bonus conversation between Andrew and Paul. They cover what they've been up to on BetaBooks, How Authors Work, and have an in-depth conversation about the books they've enjoyed reading lately and how they buy them.
Kaelan joined us for a wide-ranging discussion on several topics, including: plotting and character development, authentic representation, what it really means to be a sensitivity reader, and what it's like to be a publisher. We had a great conversation, and Paul and I both came away feeling that we'd learned a lot. Thanks, Kaelan!
Jay joined us for an awesome discussion, but Paul kept the show notes to himself! He'll be adding those in the morning, and when he does this temporary episode summary will be rendered moot.
Hope is a mystery author and the editor of Funds For Writers. She joined us for a wide ranging conversation on how she learned to write, and how she organizes her work, and how her career as a writer evolved over the last eighteen years. We also talked about beta readers, newsletters, and the value of writing conferences.
Tina joined us to discuss her writing process, including how she plans story from concept to completion by starting with the ending she wants and the final feeling she wants her readers to have.
Gray Rinehart joins us to talk about his writing process and his work as a Contributing Editor at Baen Books. Gray oversees the infamous "slush pile," where unsolicited manuscripts go when they're sent to Baen. He gives us some great insight into how he approaches the manuscripts submitted, and a realistic look at the odds an author faces trying to escape from the slush pile.