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Follow along with hosts Jeff Adams and Will Knauss as they attempt to make the transition from part-time, to full-time authors of gay fiction. Celebrate their successes and learn from their mistakes, as they detail each step of their author journeys. Look for new episodes each Saturday.

Follow along with hosts Jeff Adams and Will Knauss as they attempt to make the transition from part-time, to full-time authors of gay fiction. Celebrate their successes and learn from their mistakes, as they detail each step of their author journeys. Look for new episodes each Saturday.
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Follow along with hosts Jeff Adams and Will Knauss as they attempt to make the transition from part-time, to full-time authors of gay fiction. Celebrate their successes and learn from their mistakes, as they detail each step of their author journeys. Look for new episodes each Saturday.

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English


Episodes

Ep 11: Podcasts for Authors

9/14/2019
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After recapping the past week in writing, the guys discuss the podcasts they believe authors should listen to routinely. The shows include: The Creative Penn, The Writer's Well, The Career Author Podcast, How Do You Write?, Lesbians Who Write, The Lesbian Book Club, Smart Podcast Trashy Books, The Self Publishing Show, The Misfits Guide to Indie Romance and Top to BOTM. Complete shownotes for episode 11 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.

Duration:00:26:07

Ep 10: Re-release Strategies, 90 Days to Done Begins, Superfans

9/7/2019
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The guys talk about forming a strategy to re-release books and how supportive the author community is being as several authors go through the same process. Jeff discusses his first class in Rachael Herron's 90 Days to Done, which focused on character development. Will shares some tips from David Gaughran's Strangers to Superfans. Complete shownotes for episode 10 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.

Duration:00:27:26

Ep 9: New Beginnings Plus Books About Newsletters & Dictation

8/31/2019
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The show celebrates its one month anniversary as Will kicks things off by talking about the Three Day Novel Contest and September's Story A Day Challenge. The guys talk about their decision to leave Dreamspinner Press and the opportunities it offers to reset Jeff's author career, which will be documented in future episodes. Jeff also discusses his September plans, which includes attending Rachael Herron's 90 Days to Done class. Will looks at two helpful books: Newsletter Ninja by Tammi...

Duration:00:27:43

Ep 8: Brokeback Mountain, Regency England & Story Beats with Anne Hawley

8/24/2019
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This week Jeff and Will welcome author and Story Grid certified editor Anne Hawley to the show. Anne has been working with Story Grid creator Shawn Coyne on the very first Masterwork Experiment where her task has been to analyze "Brokeback Mountain" by Annie Proulx at the beat level and then use those beats to create a new, fresh story. In the discussion, Anne explains what the Story Grid method is, what it's been like to work on the Masterwork Experiment and how her writing style has...

Duration:00:31:03

Ep 7: What Authors Can Learn from Podcasters

8/17/2019
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Jeff & Will spent the past week at Podcast Movement and they came away with a number of things authors can learn from podcasters. They kick off with a chat Jeff had with author and podcaster Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn Podcast to get her thoughts on the conference and her top three takeaways for authors. Then the guys talk about other things they heard during the conference that authors can relate to their business, including tips from Pat Flynn, Patrice Williams and Bryan...

Duration:00:30:59

Ep 6: Business Decisions & Three Author-Focused Books

8/10/2019
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Jeff & Will had to put their business hats on this past week and they talk a little bit about that. Will shares things he learned from three books: The 10 X Author by Sean M. Platt and Johnny Truant, How to Write Fast by Sean M. Platt and Neeve Silver and On Being A Dictator by Kevin J. Anderson and Martin L. Shoemaker. Will wraps up this week's show honoring Toni Morrison with two inspirational quotes for writers. Complete shownotes for episode 6 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.

Duration:00:32:30

Ep 5: The Long Game with Joanna Penn

8/3/2019
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Jeff & Will present part two of their interview with Joanna Penn, the writer of many books for authors, including Business for Authors: How to Be An Author Entrepreneur. This interview originally appeared on the Big Gay Fiction Podcast episode 45. In this segment, the discussion focuses on running an author business and focusing on the long game as well as more about author mindset. Complete shownotes for episode 5 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.

Duration:00:27:35

Ep 4: Joanna Penn Discusses "The Successful Author Mindset"

8/3/2019
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Jeff & Will present part one of an interview with podcaster and indie publishing guru Joanna Penn. This interview originally appeared on the Big Gay Fiction Podcast episode 44, but the information remains timely. In this part of the discussion, Joanna talks about her The Successful Author Mindset book. The insightful interview is ideal for both authors and readers as Joanna's tips are applicable to nearly any career. Complete shownotes for episode 4 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.

Duration:00:33:09

Ep 3: Judith Utz Tips for DIY Promotion

8/3/2019
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In part two of their conversation, Judith Utz from A Novel Take Promotions offers tips for authors who are doing their own promotion work. Among the tips: Make sure people can easily find you on the web and always go into every situation expecting a yes. Complete shownotes for episode 3 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.

Duration:00:19:05

Ep 2: Judith Utz Discusses Working with a PR Pro

8/3/2019
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In part one of a two part interview, Jeff talks with Judith Utz from A Novel Take Promotions. Judith provides insight for authors on what to consider if they're thinking about engaging a PR professional to help them market their books or get assistance with other important items, such as author branding. Complete shownotes for episode 2 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.

Duration:00:24:52

Ep 1: What We Learned at RWA 2019

8/3/2019
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In this premiere episode, Jeff & Will talk about their experience at the Romance Writers of America 2019 National Conference. They discuss their impressions of the conference, their opinion on if RWA is a good fit for writers in the gay romance genre, plus they offer up some of the things they learned from the workshops they attended. They also highlight the other episodes they're releasing for the podcast's premiere week. Complete shownotes for episode 1 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.

Duration:00:29:24

Ep 0: What This Show's About

7/20/2019
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In this teaser episode, Jeff and Will introduce themselves and share their plans for the "Big Gay Author Podcast," which premieres August 3, 2019

Duration:00:05:42