I love getting lost in a crowd. I go to coffee shops and public markets to be around people—but not to talk to them. I wear earbuds constantly, even when I’m not listening to anything. … Continue reading Getting lost in the crowd.
The best way to cultivate your mailing list is to know what your readers and want and where they came from. Zach and J. discuss “tagging” subscribers and how that system can pay dividends later. … Continue reading The Career Author Podcast: Episode 69 – Tag! You’re it! Opt-in forms and Tagging Your List
In this month’s health-themed episode, Rachael asks J. about how writing affects emotional health. Rachael’s Query Letter Service – http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services – https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the … Continue reading The Writer’s Well Episode 120: What role does writing play in your emotional health?
When I was a teenager, I tried to write the way my teachers (and most professional authors and editors) said you had to. I created outlines and tried to write stories from them. And failed. … Continue reading Plotters vs. Pantsers by Kevin Potter
Character is critical and in this episode, Zach and J. go deep on how to take yours from good to great. You will discover how to write great characters and more: How science fiction and … Continue reading The Career Author Podcast: Episode 68 – What Makes a Good Character Great?
In a rare interview segment on The Writer’s Well, Rachael and J. talk to the lovely and talented Caroline Donahue about tarot and how writers can use it in their storytelling. Caroline Donahue – https://carolinedonahue.com … Continue reading The Writer’s Well Episode 119: How can writers use tarot? (with special guest, Caroline Donahue)
The good news: anyone can start a business these days. The bad news: anyone can start a business these days. Because I run Molten Universe Media with Zach Bohannon and I run my own author … Continue reading Professionals don’t act like this.
While we’d all love to sell books directly to our readers, there are still some hurdles to overcome with direct sales. Zach and J. discuss the advantages and disadvantages of selling direct. You will discover … Continue reading The Career Author Podcast: Episode 67 – Knowing How and When to Sell Direct
Always a fun question to revisit, Rachael and J. pull out their phones and spread some podcasting love. Planning Your Collaborative Novel – http://books2read.com/careerauthor01 Rachael’s Query Letter Service – http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services – https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ … Continue reading The Writer’s Well Episode 118: What podcasts are you listening to?
Technically, my phone costs twice as much as my laptop. I don’t think many of us pay the “sticker price” we get quoted at the phone store. That’s probably to make us appreciate the value … Continue reading Must be time for a new phone.