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How Would Grandpa Munster Write His First Blog Post — Facing the Fear of Writer’s Block

For an author / writer / blogger, the hardest word to write is always the first word. Few things are more frightening than writing that first word, possible exceptions being a first date with someone you really like, public speaking, giving birth, and if you’ve just been turned into a vampire, the first time you bite someone and drink their warm, gushing blood (at least one would presume). Let’s take a look at how we can get past the fear of starting.

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Video: Duncan Whitehead Discusses His Book, The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club, Indie Publishing, Marketing, and How to Attract Investors to Help Launch Your Book

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.

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Hugh Howey Interview – Part 2: Favorite Novel, Best Writing Tools, Mac vs PC, When & Why to Serialize Your Novel for Maximum Sales

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!

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Hugh Howey Interview – Part 1: New York Times Bestselling Author Gives His Best “Super Secret” Indie Publishing Tips

In this episode I chat with New York Times bestselling author and self-publishing rockstar, Hugh Howey. We discuss his evolution as a writer, his humble beginnings in the world of self-publishing, and his subsequent rocket blast into the stratosphere of bestsellerdom, powered by the unlikely success of the near-orphaned short story which became Wool. But the thing you’ll love most, I suspect, is the fabulous advice he gives for being über-successful as an self-published author.

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Gary Vaynerchuk Interview – Part 3: Was Signing a 10 Book Deal with Harper Collins My Worst Business Decision Ever?

Enjoy this fantastic interview as we continue our chat with Gary Vaynerchuk, star of WineLibraryTV, author of three books, social media all-star, CEO of VaynerMedia, and future owner of the New York Jets. In this first of three parts, Gary dives deep discussing the importance of moving fast at the beginning of cultural shifts like we’re seeing in the publishing industry today. And he talks about the importance of building and leveraging your own platform.

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Gary Vaynerchuk Interview – Part 2: The Importance of Storytelling and My Strategy for Buying the New York Jets

This continues my interview with Gary Vaynerchuk, star of WineLibraryTV, author of three books, social media all-star, CEO of VaynerMedia, and future owners of the New York Jets. In this first of three parts, Gary dives deep discussing the importance of moving fast at the beginning of cultural shifts like we’re seeing in the publishing industry today. And he talks about the importance of building and leveraging your own platform.

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Gary Vaynerchuk Interview – Part 1: Success, Business, Cultural Shifts, Social Media, Books, Storytelling, and Opportunities for Authors in the Brave New World of Indie Publishing

In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Gary Vaynerchuk, star of WineLibraryTV, author of three books, social media all-star, CEO of VaynerMedia, and future owners of the New York Jets. In this first of three parts, Gary dives deep discussing the importance of moving fast at the beginning of cultural shifts like we’re seeing in the publishing industry today. And he talks about the importance of building and leveraging your own platform.

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