Author and writing coach J. Thorn is on the podcast this week to talk about his book, Three Story Method, and to share some of his advice for new writers and established authors alike. J. has been an indie author for over a decade and he tells us how the indie publishing industry has changed throughout his career and why he believes this is the best time to be an indie author. Learn more about this episode!
G136 - Three Story Method, Story Rubric, and Co-Writing with author J. Thorn
On today’s episode we are chatting with author J. Thorn. He has published over two million words and has sold more than 185,000 books worldwide. He’s also the co-creator of the Three Story Method, the Story Rubric, the Nonfic Rubric, and co-hosts his own podcasts. It was exciting to finally have J. on the show. We also chatted about the advantages of co-writing, writing short stories, writing post-apocalyptic fiction, and why having grit is so important as an author. We hope you enjoy the episode!GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series. We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.Links:J.'s website The Author LifeThe Three Story MethodAnthology LIKE SUNSHINE AFTER RAINGenreTainment on FacebookMarx on Twitter: @MrMarxGenreTainment on Positively Pop Culture Episode 73McCardy Music See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S2E40 - Michael Heller, Brent Howard, J. Thorn, and Dennis Scott
Good Questions...with Cameron Dole
In this episode, I visit with author Michael Heller about his latest book "MINE!: How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives" - which is available now. Oklahoma State Senator Brent Howard talks about the new session and the key points of debate currently. Author/writing coach/musician/podcaster J. Thorn talks about his writing, coaching, and podcasting works, and the key to being productive daily. Grammy-winning producer Dennis Scott visits about his latest work "Thanks You, Mister Rogers" and the special livestream coinciding with Mister Rogers' birthday on March 20. Complete episode list, contact info and merch available at https://www.GQwithCam.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/camerondole/message
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Ep 66: So Long For Now... Plus Q&A with Daryl Banner and J. Thorn
Big Gay Author Podcast
The guys open the show with the announcement that this podcast is going on an extended hiatus. The episode continues with question and answer sessions featuring authors Daryl Banner and J. Thorn. Complete shownotes for episode 66 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
Storytelling & Podcasting – everything you need to know, and more – with J. Thorn
Story Artist Podcast
Don’t be afraid to be different. Add your voice to the conversation. Do things differently and boldly. It’s a risk, but it might be well worth taking. How to have a podcast based on storytelling principles, grow podcast listeners and how to know if its worthwhile doing one, how to choose a format, and much more in this episode. Find J. Thorn at https://thecareerauthor.com ❤️ [SUBSCRIBE]: https://bit.ly/346R4l9 🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me
After 25 years of teaching, J. Thorn wanted more -- he wanted more challenge and more money. So he did what he warns people exactly not to do: quit his job with only a month’s salary to survive. At first, he thought he’d devote himself full-time to writing. But he found he couldn’t spend all day doing the same thing. So he channeled his expertise and energy into a different kind of teaching—through podcasts and other venues to help writers. He’s co-authored two series of science fiction books, Dustfall and Final Awaking as well as several books on writing, including The Three-Story Method and 9 Things Career Authors Don’t Do. I actually met J through a Story Grid seminar a couple of years ago and I really like how he approaches writing.In this episode, J shares his struggle with wanting to act quickly on his ideas before testing them out, and how getting feedback from new followers helps him to determine how to build his next new service. He’s found teaching has also been an invaluable way to connect with and grow his audience. He also stresses how important diversification is not only for his own work but also for his bank account. He also shares his key to productivity -- something he calls time-blocking. Now let’s get better togetherActions to Try or Advice to Take Try time blocking. Instead of making to-do lists, Thorn blocks out sections of his days and weeks to work on various projects. Then, there’s no excuse for not getting it done. This is especially important for doing creative or “deep” work that requires focus for an extended period of time. Focus on providing value, and you’ll get more comfortable asking for a sale. Asking for a sale is all about mindset. Expose yourself to teachers and writers who teach how to sell what you have to offer so the idea is continually reinforced. Links to Explore Further The Author Life The Career Author Podcast The Writer’s Well Writers,Ink: The Business of Writing J. Thorn’s Amazon Author Page J. Thorn’s Author Services Page The Story GridKeep In TouchBook or Blog or Twitter or LinkedIn or JSYPR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jeff and J discuss a chapter J is working in. They talk about creating unique voices and making sure those voices match the character's educational and socioeconomic level, developing an emotional flow for a character in a scene, and why dialogue is important to your book. Recorded in April of 2020, this was Jeff's first-ever dialogue Doctor conversation. Find the video version at DialogueDoctor.com.
Author and podcaster J. Thorn talks with Jeff about the recent Supercharge Your Scene Challenge, where J. laid out his approach to scenes. J. walks through the worksheet and scene that Jeff submitted for the challenge, which provides valuable insight into scene structure. Jeff and J. also discuss J's podcasts, the events he puts on and what got him into working with authors on craft. Programming note: We're taking next week off. We'll be back with a new episode on August 15. Complete shownotes for episode 55 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.