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Career Author

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 141 – What is a Career Author (August 2020)?

What is a Career Author (August 2020)? What does it mean to be a career author? This is not an easy question to answer and one that involves a deeper discussion on how we define this elusive creature.  Every writer with aspirations of making money from their words has a different definition of success. For[…]

Character Backstory

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 140 – Character Backstory

Character Backstory We all have a story. The unique events that each of us experience build us and make us who we are. And the characters in your stories should be no different.  Backstory is crucial for helping your character feel relatable to the reader. But what memories should you include in your books? And[…]

Hooking the Reader with Your First Chapter

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 139 – Hooking the Reader with Your First Chapter

Hooking the Reader with Your First Chapter If you’re walking through the grocery store and an employee offers you a free sample of a new brand of cheese. You’re likely to taste it. If you like the cheese, you might buy some. But if it tastes terrible, you won’t buy the product. Reading behaviors aren’t[…]

Writing Short Fiction

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 138 – Writing Short Fiction

Writing Short Fiction In the indie community it’s often said that the best way to make money is to write novels, specifically in series of three or more books. But what about writing short fiction? From short stories to novellas, there are several different types of short fiction. Each offers not only a different reader[…]