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Ep 6.06 - LIVE! Maintaining a Publishing Empire

Ep 6.06 - LIVE! Maintaining a Publishing Empire

February 8, 2021

Bestselling author and publishing mogul Chris Kennedy returns to KSM Live! to talk about his latest books and the fantastic growth and success of Chris Kennedy Publishing and the Four Horseman Universe!

Chuck Wendig AMA, Ep. 3.06

Chuck Wendig AMA, Ep. 3.06

February 6, 2021

We're talking reading, writing, and everything in between with novelist Chuck Wendig. If you've got questions, we've got answers, served up hot and fresh on this episode of The Writer's Journey.

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Today’s spotlight is on The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, and Earn Your Audience by Chuck Wendig

Whether you're just starting out or you need one more push to get you over the top, two things are for certain - a kick-ass writer never quits, and Chuck Wendig won't let you down in this high-octane guide to becoming the writer you were born to be.

GET YOUR COPY TODAY: https://amzn.to/3aCJznF 

MA 038 - Big Hairy Audacious Goals

MA 038 - Big Hairy Audacious Goals

February 4, 2021

I'm writing a million words this year, and there's a reason I'm talking about this goal so much, and I think you should do the same.

This episode is about goal setting as a way to set priorities in your life and work, and how to identify your "big rocks" so the little rocks don't crowd them out.

Sometimes you need to inspire yourself with a goal that pushes you to your limits, and you'll find that others are inspired as well.

Livestreaming is still working very well, but the same rules are holding true for me: when I do the pre-work on the characters and chapter outlines, hitting my 4k a Day is easy. When I don't know what I want to write, I flounder.

Mentioned in this episode:

BHAG concept by Jim Collins (https://www.jimcollins.com/concepts/bhag.html)

 

Jeffrey H. Haskell's 24-Hour Writing Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq1Drh-6YlI

 

The Keystroke Medium Listener Survey: https://www.keystrokemedium.com/survey

 

Thanks for listening!

James

 

 

Story Time, Ep. 03 - A Superhero’s Duty

Story Time, Ep. 03 - A Superhero’s Duty

February 3, 2021

Welcome to another Kalene's Story Time! Join me as I narrate Chapter One of "A Superhero's Duty" by Patricia Gilliam.

"Myth by Name. Villain by Nature. Hero by Choice." https://amzn.to/35OYB83

I won't give away the instant twist in the opening... Let's get our listen on with Chapter One!

*I've gotten something that should help to avoid robo-connection! Let's do this!

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 57 - Do it Yerself

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 57 - Do it Yerself

February 3, 2021

So you've developed a taste for coffee and now you want to go all savage old school and roast your own... Let's do it the same way we start a podcast - we get the right tools.

Ep 6.05 - LIVE! How to Kill It with Collaborations

Ep 6.05 - LIVE! How to Kill It with Collaborations

February 2, 2021

USA Today best-selling author Rhett C Bruno and Jaime Castle (Steve Beaulieu) have not only made a name for themselves in the publishing arena but also in multiple markets of science fiction and fantasy.

Their epic fantasy series, The Buried Goddess, sold thousands of copies, and their weird western "Dead Acre" absolutely smashed expectations in the Audible market.

Today, Josh, Scott, and Chuck, talk with them about their successes! Join the conversation on LIVE!

2021 Writer’s Survival Guide, Ep. 3.05

2021 Writer’s Survival Guide, Ep. 3.05

January 31, 2021

What does it take to make it as a writer? Mindset, process, adaptability, and marketing are key. We'll cover these topics and more on tonight's episode of The Writer's Journey.

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Today’s spotlight is on Two Steps to Writing Great Short Stories by Ryan M. Danks

If you are a short story or serial fiction author, this is worth your time.

GET YOUR COPY TODAY: https://amzn.to/3tbd2xt 

Story Time, Ep. 02 - Midlife Curses

Story Time, Ep. 02 - Midlife Curses

January 29, 2021

Welcome to another Kalene's Story Time! Join me as I narrate Chapter One of "Midlife Curses" by Christine Zane Thomas.

"A paranormal women’s fiction murder mystery for anyone who believes you can find your powers at any age." https://amzn.to/2KxyMCk

This woman's whole world is falling apart around her--AND she gets magic powers? Let's get our listen on with Chapter One!

*Fingers crossed my connection doesn't go all "Blargh-lee-frah!" randomly this time. Darn technology!

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 56 - Scribble Boards

Coffee & Concepts - Ep. 56 - Scribble Boards

January 29, 2021

Comic book artist Joe Gallagher joins us to talk up how a story board can improve your script.

MA 037 - Finishing Projects and A Response to “No One Will Read Your Book”

MA 037 - Finishing Projects and A Response to “No One Will Read Your Book”

January 28, 2021

I had some awesome word counts last week thanks to livestreaming in the morning, finished a book, launched a book with M.D. Cooper, and also had to make a hard decision about a job I would have liked, but would get in the way of my work.

Without being overly negative, I respond to this article and point out where the author could focus on finding success in the current publishing landscape, and you can too.

"Why No One Will Read Your Book" by Elle Griffin at the Writer's Collective. (https://writingcooperative.com/why-no-one-will-read-your-book-caa0e77ed5aa)

Jeffrey H. Haskell's Youtube Channel and Watch Jeff Crash and Burn Live Stream Event, February 2nd at 0630 PST. Let's help him get to a hundred followers on Youtube so he can name his channel after me.

Please fill out the Keystroke Medium listener survey: KeystrokeMedium.com/Survey

You could win a copy of my new book The SF Novel Workbook: The Offline Guide to Getting Your Novel Done.

Thanks for listening!

James

 

 

 

 

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