Episode # 40 – How to Write (a lot) More with Matt Ahlschlager

In Communities, fast drafting, Full time writing by Julius S36 Comments

Matt wrote 50,000 words in a single day on the 1st November 2013, completing NaNoWriMo in one day. He has a passion for fast drafting and we talk about the mechanics how to write fast in this episode. In the show notes for this episode, you’ll be able to download the first draft of this book, as well as grab …

Julius SEpisode # 40 – How to Write (a lot) More with Matt Ahlschlager

Episode # 34 – From Traditional Publishing to Self Pub (Holly Lisle interview)

In Business, Communities, Full time writing, Marketing by Simon Whistler15 Comments

In this episode of the podcast I interview Holly Lisle who had a successful traditional career (31 commercially published books), but transitioned over to self-publishing before there were any of the services that are around today. She made the transition after not getting paid by her publisher for six months. We talk her journey, her advice for writers, and a …

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 34 – From Traditional Publishing to Self Pub (Holly Lisle interview)

Episode # 33 – Hybrid Deals and Online Self Publishing Events with Tim Long

In Communities, Launching, Marketing, Networking by Simon Whistler11 Comments

Today’s interview with with Tim Long who is a hybrid author (traditional and self publishing). He writes both action/horror and comedy. We talk about the benefits of being a hybrid author as well as taking part (and running) online self publishing events which have been a boon to him in terms of book sales.

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 33 – Hybrid Deals and Online Self Publishing Events with Tim Long

Episode # 30 – The Future for Indie Authors with Jim Kukral

In Business, Communities, Marketing, Marketing Tools, Pricing by Simon Whistler6 Comments

Jim Kukral is our first exclusively non-fiction author, and as well as talking about the challenges and benefits of writing non-fiction, we talk about the future for indie authors and digital books in general. Even if you are a fiction indie author this interview is worth listening to as Jim is a marketing whizz for both fiction and non-fiction.

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 30 – The Future for Indie Authors with Jim Kukral

Episode # 18 – NaNoWriMo Special (Part 1) with J Bridger

In Communities, NaNoWriMo, Networking by Simon Whistler1 Comment

In this special episode of the podcast I talk to a second time NaNoWriMo contestant, J Bridger about the journey she embarks on today. 50,000 words. 30 days. I talk to her about what she will be writing, how she will be writing it, and whether she is prepared to write those 1667 daily words! Join us again for another …

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 18 – NaNoWriMo Special (Part 1) with J Bridger