Scott Lynch on the Best Fantasy Books Ever – His

Justin and special guest cohost PT Hylton sat down with Scott Lynch to talk about his amazing fantasy books, writing epic fantasy, how to work on your craft and improve your prose, why playing video games is important, and more!

Scott Lynch the Author

You might know Scott from his books:

The Lies of Locke Lamora (June 27, 2006)

Red Seas Under Red Skies (June 20, 2007)

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Writing Children’s Books that Matter, with Esther Goldenberg

This week we spoke with Esther Goldenberg about writing children’s books that help children really want to read.

Esther Goldenberg is the author of Hypatia Academy and the My Nutty Family series. She lives in Maryland with her family. For more information including back stories from her books and author visits, visit www.EstherGoldenberg.com and www.ThreeGemsPublishing.com.

Find her on Amazon.

Worldbuilding in Scifi and Fantasy with Star Brigade Author CC Ekeke

Star BrigadeAuthor C.C. Ekeke shares his experience writing science fiction with Justin, which includes discussing what sort of subcategories work best in scifi, how to approach worldbuilding in these stories, and how to build a newsletter.

CC Ekeke’s Bio

C.C. Ekeke spent much of his childhood on a steady diet of science fiction movies, television shows and superhero comic books. He discovered his desire to write books in Continue reading

Chris Fox Talks Writing Fiction VS Non-Fiction, Anthologies, and Writing Fast

10625027_10152281923757623_523365588994186293_nAuthor Chris Fox joins the guys to discuss Writing Fiction VS Non-Fiction, Anthologies, Writing Fast, and more.

Chris Fox on Amazon

Chris is known for his fiction books Destroyer and No Such Thing as Werewolves, and such non-fiction as Write to Market, 5,000 Words per Hour, and Six Figure Author.

If you’re interested in learning what he advises for breaking out of an earning plateau, how writing in anthologies with other authors can help your platform and rankings, and more – check out this episode. Continue reading

Television Writing and Sci Books with JP Cawood

JP Cawood joins Justin to discuss what she has learned from her time writing for television, advice for breaking into television writing, and what she has learned from TV that has helped in her fiction writing.

To get a free book from JP Cawood, visit: http://jpcawood.com/podcast/

BIO:

JP Cawood has developed television series & pilots for Syfy Network, TLC, Lifetime Movie Network, Investigation Discovery, Destination America, History Channel, and Pivot/Participant. Now telling stories through books, JP writes science fiction/fantasy because the future is now and imagination is the key that unlocks all great mysteries. As a lifelong student of the mystical unknowns, JP has traveled the world in search of truth, beauty, and goodness. JP has lived in France, Britain, India, and many cities across America.

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CM Raymond on Craft and Building an Audiobook Newsletter

51l69opzjnl-_ux250_You may know CM Raymond from his superhero or thriller writing, or the Part Time Writers Podcast. Today he joins Justin to share his thoughts on audiobook newsletter building and why he started AudiobookAccess.com. The two also discuss a recent article on self-publishing and the written word, as well as an episode of the part time writers podcast where they talked with Michael Anderle about literary vs commercial writing.

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Wendy Spinale on Writing Fairies and Pirates and Traditional Publishing

Author Wendy SpinaleAuthor Wendy Spinale shares her experience doing readings at Barnes and Noble, publishing in the Peter Pan world, and going traditional as far as publishing

BIO:

Wendy is a former Disneyland actress and online journalist. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband, three sons, and the best four-legged writing partners ever, Odie and Alex. EVERLAND is the first in a three book series with a fairytale cast in a steampunk world.

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May Sage on Fairy Tales, Boxsets, Anthologies, and Facebook Ads

51keivka7ll-_ux250_We were fortunate enough to have May Sage on the show! Yay! You may know May from her fairy tale redos, where she writes new versions of Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and more (all with a smidgeon of sex thrown in, so be warned!)

May shares her advice on how to market books, choosing collaborators, and more!

Check out May’s books on Amazon.

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Michael Anderle and Collaborative Writing in the Kurtherian Gambit World

b1kgqlwvgzs-_sy600_Michael Anderle discusses what he’s doing with his shared world in the Kurtherian Gambit universe, what he’s doing with Justin in the Reclaiming Honor series of this world (starting with Justice is Calling, Dec 8 2016), and more!

What’s the advantage for the author?

How is this better or different vs. Kindle Worlds?

How do other authors contributing to the world benefit?

The Kurtherian Gambit

Justice is Calling

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