Podcast Episodes

Talking Romance and Writing with Emma Scott–Episode 129–March 13 2017

On episode 129 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke once again with Emma Scott. We discussed: how she’s improved since writing her first book; her writing process and how it has changed over time; finding your story vs. creating your story; using honest self-critique while avoiding demoralizing self-criticism; whether she can really call herself a marathon …

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Rest in Peace Roger Hobbs, and Book Giveaway—Episode 128—March 8 2017

On a special flashback episode of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I pay tribute to Roger Hobbs: a brilliant writer, a good friend, and a former podcast guest. Roger passed away in November at the age of 28. I also announce a giveaway of Roger’s books.  Long-time listeners may have already heard this interview in July of …

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“Airplane Books” and Mailing Lists with Nick Thacker–Episode 127–February 14 2017

On episode 127 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with action-adventure thriller author, and trombone major, Nick Thacker. We discussed: the deadline he gave himself that helped him finish his first book; why he gives away so many books for free; how to decide when to quit the day job; the boost a Bookbub …

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Six Thrillers in Three Months with Martha Carr–Episode 126–February 6 2017

On episode 126 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with journalist turned novelist Martha Carr. Martha has released five books in her Wallis Jones series over the last ten weeks, and has one more set for release soon. We discussed: her early experiences with traditional publishing; why she went indie; why she decided to publish so …

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Transitioning to Full-Time Writing with M.D. Cooper–Episode 125–February 1 2017

On episode 125 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Michael (M.D.) Cooper, creator of The Intrepid Saga. We talked about: how he completed 80,000 words in the month of January; his transition into full-time writing; the differences between sci-fi and fantasy; building a sci-fi world; his recent inclusion in the Dark Humanity boxed set; …

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Kids Books and Ebook Formatting with Hynek Palatin—Episode 123–January 23 2017

On episode 123 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with translator, kids book creator, and ebook formatter Hynek Palatin. We discussed: how he got started as a translator; why it’s important to understand book sizes before you start drawing your children’s book; the differences between formatting an ebook and a paperback; the basics of ebook …

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From 0 to 20+ Books in 12 Months with Michael Anderle–Episode 122–January 19 2017

On episode 122 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Michael Anderle, who set out to make $50,000 per year by writing 20 books, and ended up doing a lot better than that. We talked about: why he considers himself a “publisher” more than a “writer”; his original goal, to make $50,000 a year …

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Talking Horror with Robert Pruneda–Episode 121–January 9 2017

On episode 121 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Robert Pruneda. We discussed: his suspense-horror novel, DEVIL’S NIGHTMARE  (which is free on Amazon until January 11, 2017); advice for authors trying to finish their first book; whether social media works to sell books; his experience working with hybrid publisher, Booktrope; Bookbub promotions and …

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