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A writing show hosted by A.C. Fuller featuring interviews with authors, screenwriters, journalists, and publishing experts. The show will illuminate the writing process, explore the publishing industry, and discuss excellent books.

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A writing show hosted by A.C. Fuller featuring interviews with authors, screenwriters, journalists, and publishing experts. The show will illuminate the writing process, explore the publishing industry, and discuss excellent books.

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Stupendous!

By YshebshN www - Jun 13 2019
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What a fun and refreshing source of information! I am learning so much from you and all of the interviews. I find your methods very engaging. Thank you for all that you do.

Great show!

By Boo0okie - Mar 25 2016
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AC is a great interviewer and this show is a must-listen for readers and writers.

iTunes Ratings

72 Ratings
Average Ratings
67
3
1
0
1

Stupendous!

By YshebshN www - Jun 13 2019
Read more
What a fun and refreshing source of information! I am learning so much from you and all of the interviews. I find your methods very engaging. Thank you for all that you do.

Great show!

By Boo0okie - Mar 25 2016
Read more
AC is a great interviewer and this show is a must-listen for readers and writers.
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WRITER 2.0: Writing, publishing, and the space between

Latest release on Mar 13, 2017

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A writing show hosted by A.C. Fuller featuring interviews with authors, screenwriters, journalists, and publishing experts. The show will illuminate the writing process, explore the publishing industry, and discuss excellent books.

Rank #1: Talking Horror with Robert Pruneda–Episode 121–January 9 2017

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On episode 121 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Robert Pruneda. We discussed:

    • his suspense-horror novel, DEVIL’S NIGHTMARE  (which is free on Amazon until January 11, 2017);
    • advice for authors trying to finish their first book;
    • whether social media works to sell books;
    • his experience working with hybrid publisher, Booktrope;
    • Bookbub promotions and why they’re great for indie authors.

About our guest:

Robert “Sharky” Pruneda is a native Texan, video game “enthusiast” [addict], and fan of all things horror. He left a career in the newspaper industry in 2011 to pursue the life of a nocturnal author, brainstorming new and creative ways to creep out his readers. He doesn’t only write horror though. He also pens the occasional family-oriented tale just to keep from going completely nuts with all those creatures of the night whispering in his ears. When he’s not pulling ideas out of his twisted brain, you’ll likely find him on social media or fighting alongside his fellow gaming buddies where they all get shot up into Swiss cheese (or turned into little bite-sized chunks because of “Sharky’s” obsession with explosives). Medic!

The post Talking Horror with Robert Pruneda–Episode 121–January 9 2017 appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Jan 09 2017

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Rank #2: Book Marketing in the New Year with Rachel Thompson–Episode 120–January 2 2017

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On episode 120 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke once again with author and marketing expert Rachel Thompson of BadRedhead Media. We discussed:

    • what she did when her publisher went out of business;
    • building an email list to market your books;
    • why my daughter made fun of my cabbage soup on Snapchat;
    • book marketing trends she sees coming in 2017;
    • her new book: BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge

About our guest:

Rachel Thompson is the author of Broken Places (one of IndieReader’s “Best of 2015” top books and 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in the San Francisco Book Festival and Los Angeles Book Festival), and the multi award-winning and bestselling Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed.

Rachel is represented by Lisa Hagan Literary Agency. Her books will be published by boutique literary publisher ShadowTeamsNYC as of May, 2016.

Broken Places continues her exploration started in Broken Pieces, through honest, raw yet lyrical poetry, essays, and prose, one women’s journey from trauma to healing.

She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post, IndieReader.com, FeminineCollective.com, and BookPromotion.com.

Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the blog-sharing hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs and the live Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish (Tuesdays, 6pm pst), and #BookMarketingChat (every Wednesday 6pm pst).

She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.

The post Book Marketing in the New Year with Rachel Thompson–Episode 120–January 2 2017 appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Jan 02 2017

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Rank #3: Kids Books and Ebook Formatting with Hynek Palatin—Episode 123–January 23 2017

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On episode 123 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with translator, kids book creator, and ebook formatter Hynek Palatin. We discussed:

  • how he got started as a translator;
  • why it’s important to understand book sizes before you start drawing your children’s book;
  • the differences between formatting an ebook and a paperback;
  • the basics of ebook terminology: Mobi, Epub, etc.

About our guest:

Hynek Palatin is an English to Czech translator specializing in IT. He’s also an ebook formatter and children’s book creator. You can get in touch with him by email at: hynek.palatin@gmail.com

The post Kids Books and Ebook Formatting with Hynek Palatin—Episode 123–January 23 2017 appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Jan 23 2017

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Rank #4: New Books and My First All-Day Writing Class–5 Updates in 5 Minutes–Episode 124–January

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On episode 124 of the podcast I offer a brief update.

  1. I have a new book out, and two new books available for pre-order, all of which can be found here.
  2. My first all-day writing workshop. I’ll be leading it in Poulsbo, Washington on March 18, 2017, and details can be found here.

The post New Books and My First All-Day Writing Class–5 Updates in 5 Minutes–Episode 124–January appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Jan 27 2017

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Rank #5: From 0 to 20+ Books in 12 Months with Michael Anderle–Episode 122–January 19 2017

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On episode 122 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Michael Anderle, who set out to make $50,000 per year by writing 20 books, and ended up doing a lot better than that.

We talked about:

    • why he considers himself a “publisher” more than a “writer”;
    • his original goal, to make $50,000 a year by writing 20 books;
    • how he wound up making $50,000 PER MONTH instead;
    • how he uses Google Docs to crowd-source his editing;
    • what % of his revenue comes from Kindle Unlimited and what % comes from sales;
    • the worst mudslinging he got hit with after his initial success.

About Our Guest:

Michael Anderle (ok, weird talking about myself in the 3rd person) (1967-Hopefully a long time from NOW) was born in Houston, Tx. A very curious child, he got into trouble – a lot. What to do with an inquisitive mind when he was grounded? Read!

Ok, done with all of that 3rd person stuff.

In the first 20 years, I mostly read Science Fiction and Fantasy. In the last 10 years I have enjoyed Urban Fantasy and Military Fiction. With this background, I’ve been blessed with creating The Kurtherian Gambit series, a well-selling, and fan loved, collection of stories.

The fans have propelled these stories beyond my wildest imagination and they should get all of the credit for sharing with friends, family and occasionally the random person on the street. They are fantastic!

The post From 0 to 20+ Books in 12 Months with Michael Anderle–Episode 122–January 19 2017 appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Jan 19 2017

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Talking Romance and Writing with Emma Scott–Episode 129–March 13 2017

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On episode 129 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke once again with Emma Scott. We discussed:

  • how she’s improved since writing her first book;
  • her writing process and how it has changed over time;
  • finding your story vs. creating your story;
  • using honest self-critique while avoiding demoralizing self-criticism;
  • whether she can really call herself a marathon runner.

About our guest:

Emma Scott is a writer, marathon runner, and caffeine addict, who lives and writes in the California Bay Area. She has two smart, feisty little girls, a super-supportive husband, and is a demonstrated fan of the Oxford comma. She is also an unabashed Star Wars geek and comic book enthusiast who fell into romance novels when a writing contest prompt turned a 1000-word romantic story into a full-blown novel. She also writes epic fantasy that suffers an epic word count.

She hopes you enjoy her work, encourages readers to leave feedback, and thinks it’s amusing to write about herself in the third person. And if she has a driving force that fuels her work, it’s that love always wins.

The post Talking Romance and Writing with Emma Scott–Episode 129–March 13 2017 appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Mar 13 2017

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Rest in Peace Roger Hobbs, and Book Giveaway—Episode 128—March 8 2017

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On a special flashback episode of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I pay tribute to Roger Hobbs: a brilliant writer, a good friend, and a former podcast guest. Roger passed away in November at the age of 28. I also announce a giveaway of Roger’s books. 

Long-time listeners may have already heard this interview in July of 2015. 

Find out more about Roger here and get all his books here

About our guest:

Roger Hobbs discovered his passion for writing when he was very young. He completed his first novel (a dreadful science fiction book) at just 13 years old. His first play was produced when he was 19. He had his first publication in The New York Times at 20. He signed his first movie deal at 21, graduated Reed College at 22, and signed a book deal with Alfred A. Knopf at 23. By 24 he was an international bestseller, and by 25 he had been nominated for nearly every major award in crime fiction.

He wrote Ghostman, his debut novel, during his senior year of college and sent off the manuscript on the day he graduated. Ghostman has since been published in more than twenty-nine countries around the world and climbed numerous bestseller lists. In 2013 Roger became the youngest person ever to win a CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. In 2014 he won the Strand Critics award and was nominated for the prestigious Edgar, Barry, and Anthony awards. In 2015, he became the youngest person ever to win the Maltese Falcon award. Booklist called Ghostman “a triumph on every level.”

The sequel, Vanishing Games, is available now in hardcover, trade paperback, e-book, audio book, and large print.

At Reed, Roger majored in English. He studied film noir, literary theory and ancient languages. He wrote his thesis on the early mystery stories of Edgar Allan Poe, in an attempt to create a theoretical model for examining suspense. He loves to travel, gamble, and make snarky comments about bad movies. All of his friends refer to him by his last name, “Hobbs.”

The post Rest in Peace Roger Hobbs, and Book Giveaway—Episode 128—March 8 2017 appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Mar 08 2017

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“Airplane Books” and Mailing Lists with Nick Thacker–Episode 127–February 14 2017

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On episode 127 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with action-adventure thriller author, and trombone major, Nick Thacker.

We discussed:

  • the deadline he gave himself that helped him finish his first book;
  • why he gives away so many books for free;
  • how to decide when to quit the day job;
  • the boost a Bookbub promo can bring.


About our guest:

Nick Thacker is an action-adventure thriller novelist, who writes the types of books he likes to read. That means you won’t find anything boring, slow, or sappy in his stories. People have described his work as “airplane books,” but he just sees that as a compliment.

Nick was born in Connecticut, grew up in Texas, and lives in Colorado with his wife, two children, three dogs, and tortoise. He loves snow, drinking whiskey by the fireplace while it’s snowing, and writing books by candlelight while a thick layer of snow piles up outside.

The post “Airplane Books” and Mailing Lists with Nick Thacker–Episode 127–February 14 2017 appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Feb 14 2017

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Six Thrillers in Three Months with Martha Carr–Episode 126–February 6 2017

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On episode 126 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with journalist turned novelist Martha Carr. Martha has released five books in her Wallis Jones series over the last ten weeks, and has one more set for release soon.

We discussed:

  • her early experiences with traditional publishing;
  • why she went indie;
  • why she decided to publish so quickly;
  • how she used reader feedback to change her covers;
  • what she’s learned that she’ll do differently with her next series.

About our guest:

Martha Carr is the author of nine books, including the Wallis Jones series, a six part thriller series that starts with The List Conspiracy. The entire series is available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited.

Martha has written a weekly, nationally-syndicated column on world affairs and life that has run on such political hotspots as The Moderate Voice.com and Politicus.com. Her work has run regularly in such venerable publications as The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune and Newsweek.

The post Six Thrillers in Three Months with Martha Carr–Episode 126–February 6 2017 appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Feb 06 2017

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Transitioning to Full-Time Writing with M.D. Cooper–Episode 125–February 1 2017

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On episode 125 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Michael (M.D.) Cooper, creator of The Intrepid Saga. We talked about:
    • how he completed 80,000 words in the month of January;
    • his transition into full-time writing;
    • the differences between sci-fi and fantasy;
    • building a sci-fi world;
    • his recent inclusion in the Dark Humanity boxed set;
    • our shared distaste for the TV show Lost.
About our guest: Michael Cooper likes to think of himself as a jack of all trades (and hopes to become master of a few). When not writing books, he can be found creating software, working in his shop on his latest carpentry project, or (more likely) reading a book. He shares his home with a precocious young girl, his wonderful wife (who also writes), two cats, a never-ending list of things he would like to build, and ideas…

The post Transitioning to Full-Time Writing with M.D. Cooper–Episode 125–February 1 2017 appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Feb 01 2017

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New Books and My First All-Day Writing Class–5 Updates in 5 Minutes–Episode 124–January

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On episode 124 of the podcast I offer a brief update.

  1. I have a new book out, and two new books available for pre-order, all of which can be found here.
  2. My first all-day writing workshop. I’ll be leading it in Poulsbo, Washington on March 18, 2017, and details can be found here.

The post New Books and My First All-Day Writing Class–5 Updates in 5 Minutes–Episode 124–January appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Jan 27 2017

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Kids Books and Ebook Formatting with Hynek Palatin—Episode 123–January 23 2017

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On episode 123 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with translator, kids book creator, and ebook formatter Hynek Palatin. We discussed:

  • how he got started as a translator;
  • why it’s important to understand book sizes before you start drawing your children’s book;
  • the differences between formatting an ebook and a paperback;
  • the basics of ebook terminology: Mobi, Epub, etc.

About our guest:

Hynek Palatin is an English to Czech translator specializing in IT. He’s also an ebook formatter and children’s book creator. You can get in touch with him by email at: hynek.palatin@gmail.com

The post Kids Books and Ebook Formatting with Hynek Palatin—Episode 123–January 23 2017 appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Jan 23 2017

43mins

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From 0 to 20+ Books in 12 Months with Michael Anderle–Episode 122–January 19 2017

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On episode 122 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Michael Anderle, who set out to make $50,000 per year by writing 20 books, and ended up doing a lot better than that.

We talked about:

    • why he considers himself a “publisher” more than a “writer”;
    • his original goal, to make $50,000 a year by writing 20 books;
    • how he wound up making $50,000 PER MONTH instead;
    • how he uses Google Docs to crowd-source his editing;
    • what % of his revenue comes from Kindle Unlimited and what % comes from sales;
    • the worst mudslinging he got hit with after his initial success.

About Our Guest:

Michael Anderle (ok, weird talking about myself in the 3rd person) (1967-Hopefully a long time from NOW) was born in Houston, Tx. A very curious child, he got into trouble – a lot. What to do with an inquisitive mind when he was grounded? Read!

Ok, done with all of that 3rd person stuff.

In the first 20 years, I mostly read Science Fiction and Fantasy. In the last 10 years I have enjoyed Urban Fantasy and Military Fiction. With this background, I’ve been blessed with creating The Kurtherian Gambit series, a well-selling, and fan loved, collection of stories.

The fans have propelled these stories beyond my wildest imagination and they should get all of the credit for sharing with friends, family and occasionally the random person on the street. They are fantastic!

The post From 0 to 20+ Books in 12 Months with Michael Anderle–Episode 122–January 19 2017 appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Jan 19 2017

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Talking Horror with Robert Pruneda–Episode 121–January 9 2017

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On episode 121 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Robert Pruneda. We discussed:

    • his suspense-horror novel, DEVIL’S NIGHTMARE  (which is free on Amazon until January 11, 2017);
    • advice for authors trying to finish their first book;
    • whether social media works to sell books;
    • his experience working with hybrid publisher, Booktrope;
    • Bookbub promotions and why they’re great for indie authors.

About our guest:

Robert “Sharky” Pruneda is a native Texan, video game “enthusiast” [addict], and fan of all things horror. He left a career in the newspaper industry in 2011 to pursue the life of a nocturnal author, brainstorming new and creative ways to creep out his readers. He doesn’t only write horror though. He also pens the occasional family-oriented tale just to keep from going completely nuts with all those creatures of the night whispering in his ears. When he’s not pulling ideas out of his twisted brain, you’ll likely find him on social media or fighting alongside his fellow gaming buddies where they all get shot up into Swiss cheese (or turned into little bite-sized chunks because of “Sharky’s” obsession with explosives). Medic!

The post Talking Horror with Robert Pruneda–Episode 121–January 9 2017 appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Jan 09 2017

47mins

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Book Marketing in the New Year with Rachel Thompson–Episode 120–January 2 2017

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On episode 120 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke once again with author and marketing expert Rachel Thompson of BadRedhead Media. We discussed:

    • what she did when her publisher went out of business;
    • building an email list to market your books;
    • why my daughter made fun of my cabbage soup on Snapchat;
    • book marketing trends she sees coming in 2017;
    • her new book: BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge

About our guest:

Rachel Thompson is the author of Broken Places (one of IndieReader’s “Best of 2015” top books and 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in the San Francisco Book Festival and Los Angeles Book Festival), and the multi award-winning and bestselling Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed.

Rachel is represented by Lisa Hagan Literary Agency. Her books will be published by boutique literary publisher ShadowTeamsNYC as of May, 2016.

Broken Places continues her exploration started in Broken Pieces, through honest, raw yet lyrical poetry, essays, and prose, one women’s journey from trauma to healing.

She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post, IndieReader.com, FeminineCollective.com, and BookPromotion.com.

Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the blog-sharing hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs and the live Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish (Tuesdays, 6pm pst), and #BookMarketingChat (every Wednesday 6pm pst).

She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.

The post Book Marketing in the New Year with Rachel Thompson–Episode 120–January 2 2017 appeared first on A.C. Fuller.

Jan 02 2017

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iTunes Ratings

72 Ratings
Average Ratings
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3
1
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Stupendous!

By YshebshN www - Jun 13 2019
Read more
What a fun and refreshing source of information! I am learning so much from you and all of the interviews. I find your methods very engaging. Thank you for all that you do.

Great show!

By Boo0okie - Mar 25 2016
Read more
AC is a great interviewer and this show is a must-listen for readers and writers.