Podcast Episodes

Audio Books and ACX with Jeff Hays–Episode 100–March 23 2016

Episode 100 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast is all about audio books. First, I spend a few minutes talking about trends in the audio book industry and outlining the ACX program, the Amazon/Audible platform that allows indie authors to produce audio books. Next, I speak with actor Jeff Hays, who is focusing on audio books …

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NY Times Bestseller Kevin O’Brien–Episode 98–March 9 2016

On episode 98 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Kevin O’Brien, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen novels. We discussed: his 17 years as a railroad inspector; transitioning to full-time writing; how Mad Men and Bewitched glamorize the ad business; why he writes 80-100 page outlines of …

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Eating Disorder Recovery with Dr. Janean Anderson–Episode 97–March 2 2016

On episode 97 of the WRITER 2.0 podcast I spoke with author, podcaster and psychologist Dr. Janean Anderson. We discussed: what eating disorders are; the fear that often sabotages our creative efforts; her upcoming book, Recover Your Perspective; Ann Lamott’s Bird by Bird; what it’s like launching a podcast. Plus, on Today in Writing, Happy Birthday …

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Creativity and Meditation with Ann Purcell–Episode 96–February 24 2016

On episode 96 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with author and meditation teacher Ann Purcell. We discussed: how meditation can decrease anxiety and help writers focus; how athletes, writers, and others can get in “the zone” more frequently; her latest book: The Transcendental Meditation Technique and The Journey of Enlightenment; why we don’t always do …

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Selling More Books with Kindle Analytics–Episode 95–February 17 2015

On episode 95 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Alex Newton, founder and CEO of K-Lytics, an ebook data company that helps authors categorize their books to increase visibility and sales.  We discussed: the rate of growth in the ebook market; the most popular categories in the Kindle store; how sales ranking on …

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Movies Memoirs and Novels with Kim Powers–Episode 94–February 10 2016.mp3

On episode 93 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Kim Powers—screenwriter, novelist, award-winning memoirist, and also the senior writer on ABC’s 20/20. We discussed: his gripping memoir, The History of Swimming; the big changes in book marketing that took place over the last 10 years; what it’s like exposing dark family secrets in …

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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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