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69 - Low Expectations with Audio Dramatist and Author JV Torres

JV Torres of Rise of King Asilas comes on the show to talk about growing up in a world of low expectations, how that formed him, and how he rose about it. JV even gives tips to others who feel voiceless. Find JV and his show: on Twitter @Kingasilas, on Facebook, or at the website. If this show adds value to your life, please take a few moments to rate and review the show on your favorite podcatcher. Throw $1 or $2 to support us on a monthly basis and get tons of...


68 - Year of Giving

Happy 2019! How do you plan to sustain your writing (or any favorite activity) for the long-term? It's all about your mindset manifesting through behaviors. If you find this show helpful, please tell a friend. If you're feeling giving, please take a few minutes to rate & review the show on your favorite podcatcher--even the one that makes rating and reviewing difficult. Did you know I have a new show coming out? If you enjoy storytelling, spoken word, short stories, and more, you'll want...


67 - You Are Epic

Tips, tools, tactics to reach your writing goals and all sorts of secrets about why being a Paul Sating patron is going to pay off in 2019 and beyond. Enjoy this final episode of the show this year! It will return in 2019. Please be kind this holiday season and leave a rating for the show; though I will also take reviews as well. :) Pick up 12 Deaths of Christmas while it's still the holiday season! Have a wonderful end to 2018! I'll see you in the New Year!


66 - Publish With Attitude

If you want to reach your writing goals, you need to have an attitude. In this episode, I cover how having the right DGAF attitude will help you achieve. Are you an author? Want to sell more books? Check out how getting into audio can help you sell more in my new book, "Novel Idea to Podcast: How to Sell More Books Through Podcasting." If you're enjoying this show, please take a few minutes to leave a rating (and maybe even a review) to help me grow! It's the best thing you can do for...


65 - Perseverance With Author Simon Wood

USA Today Bestselling author Simon Wood comes on to talk about the aspect of writing which is (in my opinion) most critical to achieving success (however you define that for you). The Horrible Writing experience he shares is crushing ... and yet he didn't let that stop him. You can find Simon's books here. Check out some of Simon's workshops. Or find him on Facebook. If you're enjoying this show, please take a moment to rate the show wherever you listen (or on Apple Podcasts)....


64 - Analyzing Growth By Looking at ARCs

There's a ton of ways to look at author growth. Advance Reader Copies is one thing you can start looking at now, early in your career, to measure growth. Thank you for your download. If you enjoy the show, please leave a rating and maybe even a review to help others find the show. Looking to sell more books? Why not grab Novel Idea to Podcast: How to Sell More Books Through Podcasting today? It's also out in audiobook now! Last, send me an email about your growth experiences....


63 - Loneliness With Writer and Illustrator Ashely Quach

Writing is incredibly lonely and can manifest itself in unhealthy ways. In this episode. Ashley Quach of Deck the Halls (With Matrimony!) comes by to chat about her own struggles with it, how she deals with it, and how it can even be used as a plot developer. You can find Ashley's work at sassquachradio.com. Please rate and review Horrible Writing (assuming you're enjoying it), and why not pick up the PERFECT Christmas/Holiday present for that horror fan in your life while you're...


62 - Dealing With Bad Reviews

It's hard enough to get reviews for your titles. It hurts sometimes, when you don't see them for a long time, or at all. But what do you do when you get one and it's not very pretty? Are you trying to sell more books? What about starting your own podcast? Check out "Novel Idea to Podcast: How to Sell More Books Through Podcasting" for all the tips, tools, and tactics to get you on your way. If you get YOU, be sure to vote in the poll ASAP so I can start writing the next...


61 - Jealousy with Audio Dramatist Jonathan Goldberg

Jonathan Goldberg of The Fall of the House of Sunshine comes on and we talk about that thing that all creatives have but which few want to admit to--jealousy. How it impacts us; what the hardest thing about creative jealousy is, and even how it can be a good thing. Check out the episode and then find him on Twitter or here (http://www.podmusical.com/). If you're a writer and you're looking for ways to sell more books, check out my new nonfiction book, "Novel Idea to Podcast: How...


60 - Getting Discovered Pt 3

I believe audio is the future for independent authors and this episode focuses on why you might think about getting into the medium. Interested in what you heard about Novel Idea to Podcast? Pick it up today! Enjoying the show? Why not support it so I can keep doing it?


59 - Invisible With Author Caren Gussoff Sumption

"There's a reason being invisible is a superpower." - Caren Gussoff Sumption We may think we're being inclusive as intellectuals, but are we? What are we missing? What could we do better? Should you write characters who are different from you? And don't miss the funniest horrible writing experience to date! You can find her on Twitter and Facebook. Please rate and review the show if you're enjoying it. And keep your eye out for Novel Idea to Podcast: How to Sell...


58 - Allowance to Be Bad

Do you find yourself editing your book to death? Do you never seem to be able to put out as much content as others? Have you wondered how some people can write 1, 2, 3 or more books per year while you're averaging one per ice age? There may be something very critical, yet simple that you're not doing in your process. Let's talk about it in this episode. While we're at it, my non-fiction book, "Novel Idea to Podcast: How to Sell More Books Through Podcasting" is almost ready for release....


57 - Drive and Focus with Author Joanna Penn

Joanna Penn is an inspiration to the writing community, especially to those of us drinking from the fire hose, trying to understand all that comes with getting published. I've admired her drive and focus for nearly two years now--so I decided to sit down and talk to her about it. Find out: - Is your ladder against the wrong wall? - Does she think drive/focus are inherent traits or developed? - Where hers comes from & how she sustains it. - Why she said, "find your true...


56 - The Writer Businessperson w/Author and Entrepreneur Dave Chesson

I landed a superstar! Dave Chesson of Kindlpreneur comes on the show to talk about the tricky balance of being a creative and being a businessperson. Dave was, "sure I'd never be a writer," and is now making a full-time living from his writing business. Patrons, of course, you get the exclusive "Get to know you" segment of the show, where Dave shares an exclusive with us. So check that feed. Thank you for your constantly amazing support of everything I do! The next...


55 - Introvert, Extrovert, or Other

We're told writers are introverts. But is that correct? And what kind of damage can/does it do? Attending writing conferences is scary. How does an introvert get through them? What about the fixed mindset and how damaging that can be? Where's an extrovert's place in all of this? I talk about this and more! Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for...


54 - Addicted to Wrting

The newest episode of Horrible Writing deals with the ugly reality that this stuff, writing... it's damn addicting! I have some tips, tools, and tactics to help! If you enjoy the show, please support it by donating any of these 3 ways or by checking out 12 Deaths of Christmas or Chasing the Demon. Everything goes back into producing my podcasts. Thank you!


53 - Fighting Things That Frighten Me with Author and Audio Dramatist Jamie Killen

Jame Killen of Spines sits down with me and we discuss the things she's afraid of, her approach to horror, why it's all her father's fault, and whether or not she's every stopped herself from writing something because it frightens her. Become a Patron and hear the extended version. Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for you 'hard to buy for' horror fan in the family? Pre-order "12 Deaths of Christmas" and have it well before you find yourself sitting around the tree wondering...


52 - Pre-Order Success?

To put your book up for pre-order or not? That is the question. I share how Chasing the Demon did on pre-order and whether or not I'm going to do it again for 12 Deaths of Christmas. If you're a fan of the show and a writer, you need to be in the brand new Facebook group for the show. We're building an impressively interactive group there (and there's even homework!): https://www.facebook.com/groups/289974291594891/ If you're enjoying the show, please rate and review it on...


51 - Spurred to Write Beyond MS and Military Life with Author MK Chester

I sit down with author MK Chester and we talk about how she keeps getting back up and writing when life knocks her down, including moving, instant families, military deployments, and even multiple sclerosis. Listen to find out why she tells listeners to "find their why." She writes "The Brighton Books" and other works that you can find at http://www.mkchester.com. Please rate and review the show if you haven't already to help others find the show. Tell a friend about these...


50 - Staying Focused

Too often I hear writers talking excitedly about why they stopped working on their current project to pursue this "new, great idea." And I'm here to tell all of you to STOP DOING THAT. Here's why... Looking for a thriller? Pick up "Chasing the Demon" today at https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Demon-Subject-Found-Book-ebook/dp/B07CGT1SYK