The Business of Writing

Join Molly, Daryll Lynne and James to explore the craft of marketability, conferences and publishing – otherwise known as working as a professional, independent author

*This podcast was released later than its original recording date*

Getting your work out into the world can be daunting. This episode of Sentence to Paragraph discusses what it’s like to attend conferences, the differences between independent versus mainstream publishing, and the process of writing with deadlines. Listen below, on Podomatic, or iTunes.

Molly’s Editing Tip: Editing by zombies and using the passive voice, “if you can use the phrase, ‘by zombies,’ you are using the passive voice.” Example) In the PASSIVE voice one might say, “the brains were eaten BY ZOMBIES,” whereas the ACTIVE voice says, “THOSE ZOMBIES ate the brains!”

Molly Martin

Podcast Highlights:

  • Molly, Daryll Lynne and James discuss the culture of writing conferences and the benefits of attending a conference for those authors interested in independent publishing
  • We tackle questions surrounding indie authors including creating a space for your work in today’s publishing market
  • Within self promotion comes holding reader’s interest; James describes his strategy of using short story fiction to hook readers through sending out consistent news letters
  • Molly goes into her use of short stories to keep up with literary trends, allowing her to stay away from creative confinement while staying apace with an ever changing market
  • We discuss two popular West Coast conferences and their respective benefits: 20 Books to 50K and Willamette Writers