J. and Zach have two big announcements on today’s show and also take you behind the scenes to discuss some of the big mistakes they’ve made running past author events, and how they’ve fixed them for 2019. You will discover:

  • How to decide what you’re going to include in a specific scene with “scene seeds”
  • The difference between a scene starter and an inciting incident
  • Why you need to build multiple income streams in order to build a successful author career
  • Why the Night of the Writing Dead lost money + how this has changed J. and Zach’s approach to planning events
  • The legwork that goes into creating live events
  • How the guys strive to create completely unique events for authors
  • Lessons you can apply to planning your own live author events
  • The guys announce StoryLevels: a close look at how to build a successful story from the ground up

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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Rock Apocalypse 2019 – http://www.rockapoc.com

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