This week’s episode is brought to you by the Loft Literary Center. The Loft Literary Center, located in Minneapolis, is one of the nation’s leading literary nonprofits and offers a wide array of online and in-person creative writing classes for all levels and genres. Online classes are offered seasonally, so all you need is Wi-Fi to learn from experienced writers and transform that creative spark into a piece of art.
Justin, Paul, and Scott discuss where stories come from and where you should look for inspiration.
Also, go buy Paul’s new book, The Black.
Justin, Terry, Scott, and Paul discuss the pros and cons of killing main characters.
We also talk about the tragic passing of our friend P.G. Holyfield. You can make a donation to help his daughters and to cover some of his medical expenses at http://www.gofundme.com/pgfund.
Jake Bible joins Paul, Terry, and Scott to discuss his writing process, the insanity of turning out a book a month, and his tendency to use insane characters. Check him out at http://jakebible.com.
This week, the guys talk with author Hugh Howey about authorearnings.com, KDP Select, and KDP Unlimited.
Also, check out Terry’s new science fiction novel.
Finally, Author Edward Lorn is hosting a campaign on Indiegogo to fund the editing of his latest work after some unexpected medical problems. Give him a hand.
Join the robots as they talk with an expert on what goes into laying out your book. John McCarthy walks us through the pitfalls of getting the interior of a print project just right.
Some further insight on the subject can be found in this interview with Jane Friedman.
You can reach him at SurfsideCity@gmail.com to do your POD layout for a very reasonable sum. Remember, don’t be that guy. Make your book look like a pro did it.
We also mentioned the following in the show:
The Book Designer — Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books
Draft2Digital (though I couldn’t remember the name at the time)