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.
Carlos joined us to talk about his writing process, including dictating instead of typing and writing novels live with an audience of fans following along.
What Carlos is reading
- Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willinik and Leif Babin
- Napoleon Hill
- Open autobiography by Andre Agassi
- QB: My Life Behind the Spiral autobiography by Steve Young
- The Last Tribe by Brad Manuel
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Kelli joined us to talk about her officially licensed Star Trek story and how it's launched her career, took us on tour of her writing process, and encouraged aspiring authors to write whenever (and whatever!) they can.
Mike Kraus joined us to talk about his success in self-publishing, his writing process in-depth, and how he publishes an incredible word count every month.
Scott joined us to talk about the launch of his upcoming book, Nixia. He shared tons of great insight including how he works with schools (huge for a YA author), how he thinks about representation and the importance of authenticity, and how he's approaching launch day. He may have also said something about real authors only using Garamond... you'll have to listen and decide for yourself :)
Mollie walks us through the editorial process, including how she defines different services, how she figures out pricing, how authors find her, and more.
Dr. Markus McDowell joins us to discuss his writing workflow. Markus has tested just about every writing app out there, and has some great recommendations for everything from outlining to publishing. We also talked a lot about his success in building community with his beta readers, and how they've helped him grow as an author.
Bill joins us to talk about his workflow, how he uses beta reading to build his mailing list, the psychology of being a writer, and his latest project titled: "Your Writing is Killing You."