Category Archives: Indie Publishing

The New Year’s Writing Resolutions Show, 2015 Edition | Fiction School Podcast #44

The New Year’s Writing Resolutions Show, 2015 Edition | Fiction School Podcast #44

So, uh, yeah.  It’s been a while.  We resolve to not let so many days pass between shows in 2015 (until Baker’s twins come.  Might miss a few around then.).  We’re sorry we’ve been away, and we missed y’all. Anyway, today on the show, we talk about the renewal we feel here in the new year… Continue Reading

Audiobooks are Awesome, and How To Get Your Work Into Audio | Fiction School Podcast #41

Audiobooks are Awesome, and How To Get Your Work Into Audio | Fiction School Podcast #41

Remember how, when you were a kid, you loved having a story read to you?  You loved hearing a story out loud?  There was just something about it, some soothing magic, that only a story told out loud can provide. But, hey, now that you’re all grown up, the world doesn’t have to be all… Continue Reading

Working With Editors, When To Listen and When To Ignore Them | Fiction School Podcast #40

Working With Editors, When To Listen and When To Ignore Them | Fiction School Podcast #40

We got a great question from Casey, a Fiction School listener who won a flash fiction contest (GO CASEY!  Fiction School congratulates you on overcoming your listening of our podcast in order to win.  We take no credit.). In the glory of his win, Casey had some dealings with an editor who wanted a few… Continue Reading

Should Writers Use a Pen Name? The Adventures of Beauregard Cornpopper | Fiction School Podcast #31

Should Writers Use a Pen Name? The Adventures of Beauregard Cornpopper | Fiction School Podcast #31

This week, the show isn’t by us, it’s by Nitro Jenny Jo, Hydrogen Z, and Little Deuce Lawley.  Because we’re talking all about Pen Names on the show this week. We got a cool email from David Cross (but not that David Cross), and it was written so well, we’ll just get out of his way:… Continue Reading

Writing Sherlock Holmes, Researching Smarter, and Having a Career as a Writer with special guest Laurie R. King | Fiction School Podcast #26

Writing Sherlock Holmes, Researching Smarter, and Having a Career as a Writer with special guest Laurie R. King | Fiction School Podcast #26

You know how, when you ask some writers for advice, they’ll say something like “Apply the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair,” and it’s so unhelpful it’s kind of infuriating? But then you ask other writers, and they give you actual advice that blows your mind? Changes your writing strategy? Gives… Continue Reading

Writers and the Web: How to Use the Internet to Reach Your Readers | Fiction School Podcast #23

Writers and the Web: How to Use the Internet to Reach Your Readers | Fiction School Podcast #23

Lots of people are saying it’s the best time in the history of the world to be a writer.  It may be true.  There’s lots of cool stuff going on, amazing opportunities writers couldn’t have dreamed of years ago. But there are some new jobs for a writer in this sweet new world.  One thing… Continue Reading

Judging a Book By Its Cover: What Makes A Good Cover, Why They Matter So Much…and DRAGONS! | Fiction School Podcast #20

Judging a Book By Its Cover: What Makes A Good Cover, Why They Matter So Much…and DRAGONS! | Fiction School Podcast #20

This week we’re celebrating the cover release of Tommy’s next book in the Messiah Trilogy, Armageddon, Texas, forthcoming from Atticus Books. And may we say: DRAGON!! It’s an awesome cover, and inspired a great conversation about book covers. Congrats, Tommy! Click here to see more of the cover and to read an excerpt of Armageddon,… Continue Reading

It’s A New Year, and Fiction School’s Gonna Help You Have Your Best Writing Year EVER. | Fiction School Podcast #17

It’s A New Year, and Fiction School’s Gonna Help You Have Your Best Writing Year EVER. | Fiction School Podcast #17

Hey. You. With the typewriter. And the bookshelves, the imagination.  It’s me.  The new year. Yeah, you might’ve bought a Cute Kitties calendar of me, but I’m here to tell you: This Is Gonna Be Your Best Year As A Writer. (You owe it to me after that calendar.) Listen here to this show to… Continue Reading

Reading Like A Writer and Using Your Influences to Grow Your Writing Voice: The Thankfulness Show | Fiction School Podcast #13

Reading Like A Writer and Using Your Influences to Grow Your Writing Voice: The Thankfulness Show | Fiction School Podcast #13

This week, it being Thanksgiving and all, we’re feeling thankful. We’re thankful to be writers, thankful to have readers.  We’re thankful to have listeners to our podcast (Thanks!). And we are thankful for writers, especially the ones whose books made us want to write, authors who changed our lives and influenced the kind of stories… Continue Reading

The New World of Self-Publishing, Indie Authors and the DIY Revolution for Writers | Fiction School Podcast #12

The New World of Self-Publishing, Indie Authors and the DIY Revolution for Writers | Fiction School Podcast #12

A quickie first: Announcing Baker’s newest novel! The Play’s the Thing, Book Two in the Such Sweet Sorrow Trilogy and sequel to Stealing the Show (free here or here!).  Listen to the podcast to hear a chapter and more about the The Play’s the Thing! Get your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kobo!  (Coming soon to… Continue Reading