Writers 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 of my successes. I have recently written and sold two short stories to anthologies. The first is a new Charlie the Apprentice Wizard story which will be showing up the anthology: Lucky or Unlucky? 13 Stories of Fate. The second features a brand-new character for me written as a Detective Noir story. It will be appearing in the anthology Dirty Majick: LA. Both anthologies should be available in the coming months.
And with that, let’s get this show on the road. I hope you enjoy it!
00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 119 – Ben Coleman, Veteran and Writer
Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published”
00:14 — Introduction – Get Published Episode 119 – Ben Coleman, Veteran and Writer (continued)
Welcome to the show.
01:44 – Promo – Requiem of the Outcast
02:53 -Tips and Typos
Mike talks about the rule of three and making your characters work for their success.
08:30 — Get Published Episode 119 – Ben Coleman, Veteran and Writer (continued)
Mike and Ben talk about life experience and how Ben is trying to honour those who have served through his writing. We also talk about how he is trying to monetize his writing.
36:12 – Promo – Every Photo Tells
37:21 — Closing
Thank you for listening.
Websites mentioned in this episode:
Ben Coleman – http://www.malandanti.net/
Walk the Flames Kickstarter – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1325849873/walk-the-fire-a-shared-world-sf-anthology-series/
Every Photo Tells – http://everyphototells.com/