In this episode, I chat with novelist, Duncan Whitehead, author of The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club. We discuss having the courage to publish, the insane concept of getting investors for your book just like you would a new business, marketing your book on social media, radio, print, and blog tours. And he talks about the importance of building and leveraging your own platform. WARNING: Beware the NC-17 outtakes near the beginning, especially if you’re watching this near your kids or co-workers.
Month: June 2013
In this episode we chat about his favorite novel, as in what which he’d take to a deserted island if he could only take one. We learn his writing tools of choice — Mac or PC; Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, Scrivener, old fashioned typewriter; and what piece of software he can’t live without. We discuss which actors he’d like to see play the lead characters from Wool when Ridley Scott makes the movie. And we talk about the benefits of serializing your novel, ideal word count, and other publishing strategies that helped make Wool into the huge success it is. And other cool stuff, of course! Go watch it now and leave a comment for me, Hugh, or both of us. Enjoy!