Get Published Episode 119 – Ben Coleman, Veteran and Writer

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode119.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWriters come from all walks of life. Some are businessmen, some are farmers, others teachers or, like today’s guest, Navy veterans. Where you come from and what your working life is like absolutely shapes your writing as Ben Coleman talks about today. We talk about what he is doing to make his writing relevant and to help monetize it. I also talk about making your characters work for their success. Something I didn’t do enough of in early drafts of my novel, Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero. I talk about one of the major lessons I learned while editing that manuscript for print. I also wanted to share some […]

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Talk Isn’t Necessarily Cheap

Once again, I have found a great reason to talk to people. Simply put, I get great new ideas and opportunities from simple conversation. There have been library visits, convention appearances, award nominations, marketing and promotion opportunities and so many other things that never would have happened if I hadn’t stopped to talk with someone. Take some past examples: Interviewing folks for Get Published has resulted in book contracts. Tweets and then follow-up conversations has resulted in an Anthology (A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil). Tweets and then follow-up conversations has resulted in a Steampunk novel (Jack Kane and the Statue of Liberty, co-written with JR Murdock). Facebook posts and then follow-up conversations resulted in Action […]

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