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“The Anonymous Source evokes comparisons to John Grisham’s finest.”
-Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon and New York Times Bestselling Author of My Sister’s Grave

“Read the literary equivalent to heroin!”
-Josh, Amazon reviewer 

“A.C. Fuller will soon be a household name.”
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A Million Words by Age 24 with Sommer Nectarhoff–Episode 92–February 3 2016

On episode 92 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Sommer Nectarhoff, a senior at Tufts who has already published over a million words. In a wide-ranging interview we discussed: how he grew his writing habit from 100 words a day to 15,000 words a day; whether the line between “literary” and “genre” fiction…

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AC Interviewed on My Kitaab Podcast–Episode 91–January 27 2016

On episode 92 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, the tables were turned. I was interviewed by Amar Vyas, author and host of the My Kitaab Podcast. Amar did a wonderful job on the interview and we talked about: my time working with an Internet startup after college; why I go by “A.C.” instead of “Adam”; recent…

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Ghost Hunting with Leta Hawk–Episode 90–January 13 2016

On episode 90 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with paranormal author Leta Hawk about: why she published under a pen name, and how she chose it; her first encounter with a ghost and how it changed her perspective; the first two novels in the Kyrie Carter ghost hunting series; the challenges of writing a…

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14 Books in 30 Months with Michal Stawicki—Episode 89—January 6 2015

On episode 89 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with prolific self-help author Michal Stawicki. We discussed: how he’s using Quora to re-purpose old content and sell more books; the book that changed his life and launched his writing career; releasing many short books as opposed to fewer long ones; being transparent about his…

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Market Your Writing in 2016 with Rachel Thompson–Episode 88–December 30 2015

On episode 88 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke once again with author and book marketing expert Rachel Thompson of BadRedHeadMedia. We discussed: her 30-day book marketing challenge, which is free and starts ‪February 1; the biggest book marketing mistake she saw repeated over and over in 2015; a marketing tactic that didn’t work as…

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Writing About “The Sacred Disease” with Kristin Seaborg–Episode 87–December 23 2015

On episode 86 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with physician Kristin Seaborg about her recent memoir, The Sacred Disease: My Life With Epilepsy.  We discussed: the story of her first seizure, which she reconstructed from family accounts and medical records; the strange history of misunderstandings about epilepsy; how writing her memoir changed her; the basics…

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Writing for TV and Publication with Drew Chapman–Episode 86–December 16 2015

On episode 86 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Drew Chapman, a long-time TV and movie writer who recently started publishing novels with Simon and Schuster. In a wide-ranging discussion, we touched on: How a TV show gets from a writer’s mind to the screen; His first novel, written in 4th grade;  The…

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Writing Books and Popping Tags with The Wanz–Episode 85–December 9 2015

On episode 85 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I was joined by Grammy winner Michael Wansley, AKA The Wanz. We talked about writing and performing the hook on “Thrift Shop,” the now-iconic song by Macklemore, and we also discussed his new book, #TheBookofWanz.  Plus: his earliest memories of singing; the 80s and 90s Seattle music…

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The Law for Authors with Helen Sedwick–Episode 84–December 3 2015

On episode 84 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with author and lawyer Helen Sedwick about all the legal issues authors and aspiring writers need to think about. We discussed: what type of business entity an author needs; why she recommends avoiding assisted self-publishing packages; defamation, and whether it’s okay to write bad stuff about…

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Four Great Writing Quotes–Episode 83–November 27 2015

On episode 83 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I speak briefly about the recent success of my book, The Anonymous Source. I then discuss four of my favorite writing quotes, including this one, from Natalie Goldberg’s book, Writing Down the Bones: “We are important and our lives are important, magnificent really, and their details are…

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Breaking into the Romance Genre with Emma Scott–Episode 82–November 25 2015

On episode 82 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I was joined once again by romance author Emma Scott. Emma is the author of 4 books—all released in the last 13 months: Love Beyond Words, Unbreakable, Rush, and Endless Possibility: A Rush Novella In a fun, wide-ranging interview, we discussed: the costume she’ll be wearing to the new Star Wars film;…

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49K Downloads in 72 hours with Bookbub–Episode 81–November 20 2015

On episode 81 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I discuss my recent Bookbub promotion, which resulted in: 49,000 downloads in 72 hours; Hitting #1 free thriller status in 7 countries; Ranking in the top 50 in every Amazon country; Hitting #1 or #2 overall in 5 countries. I also go into detail about the Bookbub…

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Blog Your Book with Nina Amir–Episode 80–November 19 2015

On episode 80 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I talked writing, blogging, and platform creation with bestselling author Nina Amir. How writing conferences changed her career The advantages of meeting agents in person The specifics of how to blog a book The advantages of giving away your book for free The biggest mistake novelists make…

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Sophomore Writing Slumps–Episode 79–November 13 2015

On episode 79 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I discussed the sophomore writing slump. In addition to speaking about my own experience, I examine the following quotes: From Edward Nawotka at Publishing Perspectives: “Personally, I think that in many cases, the slump does exist. But is easily explained: An author will spend much of their young…

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Head On with Deeann Graham–Episode 78–November 11 2015

On episode 78 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Deeann Graham, author of the book Head On: Stories of Alopecia. She shared some of the most powerful stories from the book, and we also discussed: the process of creating a beautiful coffee-table book; the differences in print quality between Amazon and local printers; what Alopecia is;…

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Do I Need a Literary Agent?–Episode 77–November 6 2015

Episode 77 is all about literary agents. If you listen to this show regularly, you know that some authors find literary agents and have great success soon after. Most don’t. And now, with the options opened up by self-publishing, many wonder whether they should even try to get an agent. Some ask whether agents are still…

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Publicist and Poet Kim Dower–Episode 76–November 4 2015

On episode 76 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Kim Dower. Kim is both an esteemed poet and the founder of Kim from L.A., an author publicity firm that has worked with many top authors and celebrities in fiction and non-fiction, including Paulo Coelho, Robert Bly, Paris Hilton, George Carlin, Peter Fonda, Brad…

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Project Manage Your Book with Wendy Kendall–Episode 75–November 2 2015

On episode 75 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with writer, book reviewer, and project manager Wendy Kendall. We talked: What is project management and how to apply it to your writing; Breaking down a book into smaller pieces; How to get more committed to your writing; What people don’t know about Seahawks fans; Why…

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10 Tips For When Writing Gets Hard–Episode 74–October 30 2015

On episode 74 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I discuss my ten best tips for when writing gets hard. You can listen to the detailed explanations above, or get the summaries below.  Skip ahead: Look over your outline, or think ahead in your book, and pick a scene you’re excited about writing. Then go write it.…

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Launch Your Bestseller with Tom Morkes–Episode 73–October 28 2105

On episode 73 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with author and book-launching mastermind Tom Morkes. Tom offered up tons of valuable advice about how to plan your book launch up to a year in advance. We also touched on: his transition from commissioned officer to entrepreneur; the keys to a great author website (also…

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