Get Published Episode 120 – Leah Crichton, Wattpad Success

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode120.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe road to writing success is a varied one and on today’s show I talk to Leah Crichton about how she has found success via Wattpad. I’ve been interested in Wattpad for some time and, because of Leah and my friend Aaron Kite, I decided to take the plunge. You can now find Boyscouts of the Apocalypse in its entirety up on Wattpad. Just search for Michell Plested and you will find it. Leah and I had a great discussion, which I am pleased to share with you today. I also talk about a workshop I’m planning for school visits. It is about using your own experiences to create […]

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Back in the Short Story Saddle

It is always an internal conflict for me whether to write short fiction or simply focus on novel-length work. On the one hand, short fiction can expose me to new audiences and on the other, it pulls me away from my novel-length work. There are other reasons to write short fiction, of course. Short fiction gives a writer the opportunity to try new genres, settings, characters and so on without having to commit to the lengthy novel work. That’s a great thing if you’ve always wanted to try your hand at noir but don’t really know what you would do with a noir-style novel if you did write one. At any rate, I was asked by not one, but two […]

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Get Published Episode 107 – Michael R Fletcher – Lessons of a First-time Author

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode107.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOn today’s show I have Michael R Fletcher. Michael is a writer, rock n’ roller, sound engineer and dad. He has had several short stories published and is about to release his first novel through Five Rivers Publishing. We talk about first time books, writing and what it’s like to be an unknown writer. I also talk about a question I receive quite often. It’s one most published authors have likely heard at some point in their careers. Namely, “how much did you have to pay the publisher to get your book published.” It’s a question I have some strong feelings about, especially with some trends in publishing I’ve […]

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