Kevin and Stephen talk about how to market fantasy stories in today's world. Kevin doesn't like writing typical fantasy, and this makes marketing even more difficult. Publishing poetry also adds interesting elements to trying to market.
Kevin has lived all over the U.S. but currently lives in the southwest. He has daughters and loves to read. When he had a heart attack, he realized he needed to work on his writing if her ever wanted to get his books out.
Kim and I continue talking, but we switch from her book to talking about communities. Specifically, author communities and how they benefit writers. We have both been in different groups and met in a great mastermind group.
https://ksbarton.com/ KS Barton Website Kim has the best job as a writer - she works in a library! Besides writing, she enjoys drums, dancing and aikido - which she has practiced for 17 years. She writes and shelves books at her local library in Tu...
Besides writing, Ran works in the mental health field, so discussing mental health and how it affects writers was a natural. We also discuss how writers can take care of their mental health to continue writing.
Ran lives in Ontario Canada, and as we talked, the temp was WAY below zero. She works in the mental health field, which is what we talk about in the second half, but she views her writing as a major part of her life,
Jeff has had several changes in his life - lawyer to politician to writer to CEO of a non-profit. We talk about how to handle those changes and why he chose to make writer one of those life changes.
Jeff has several boys, and like other authors, used what he learned raising his kids to write a book. He has been a lawyer and politician, and adds writer to his resume. Besides this book, he runs a non-profit calls Can Do Canines where they raise a...
Doug and I discuss how life can influence your book. This is what he did when writing his book. He is a businessman and writing is not his main focus. [Transcript] Episode 34B Doug Knust Using Life to Influence Your Book
Doug came to writing his first book in an interesting way. He felt there was a need to instruct boys in lessons for men and spent years running a group that helped accomplish that. Many of the lessons are bundled in his book, Man Stuff.