The Art of the Ask, Ep 193

The Art of the Ask, Ep 193

Surely you can’t just ask for what you want? Kevin begs to differ. If you’ve been struggling to find a way to market your books on a shoestring or no-string budget, you’ll want to tune in to this episode for some first-step author marketing advice.


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Iterative Publishing and Perfect is the Enemy of Good, Ep 192

Iterative Publishing and Perfect is the Enemy of Good, Ep 192

Kevin talks about his “iterative publishing” approach and how to leverage it to produce more books, faster, and make them as close to perfect as they can be, over time.


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Content Marketing for Authors, Ep 190

Content Marketing for Authors, Ep 190

Can content marketing help authors with discoverability? Yes. Yes it can. That’s what Kevin believes, at least, and in this Solo Slinger episode he talks about some of the ways an author can leverage content beyond their books to bring more readers to their books.


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True Crime Inspirations with Jode Millman, Ep 189

True Crime Inspirations with Jode Millman, Ep 189

Jodé is the author of the best-selling SEATS: NEW YORK Theatre guidebooks, and her debut thriller novel, “The Midnight Call,” will released by Immortal Works Publishing on June 18, 2019. The unpublished manuscript of “The Midnight Call” was short-listed for the 2014 Clue Award and received the First Place Blue Ribbon as “Best Police Procedural” by Chantireviews.com.


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The Very Personable Mailing List, Ep. 188

The Very Personable Mailing List, Ep. 188

Kevin talks about building your platform with a focus on your mailing list, and creating super fans by being personable and engaging with your readers.


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Cops and Writers with Patrick O'Donnell, Ep 187

Cops and Writers with Patrick O'Donnell, Ep 187

Patrick O'Donnell is a self-published author and full-time police sergeant in one of the largest police departments in the United States. He has over 24 years of experience and has worked a variety of assignments ranging from undercover work, robbery details, vice squads, violent crime task forces, and served as the incident commander for multiple officer-involved shooting investigations. He currently works as a consultant to authors and screenwriters on police procedure.

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Bootstrapping your author career, Ep 186

Bootstrapping your author career, Ep 186

Kevin talks about how to get started in an author career when you have no money and very few resources. Learn how to get the basics—cover, ebook layout, print layout, and distribution—for free. And learn how to tackle some of the business aspects, such as tracking sales and royalties, building a website, and marketing your books, plus investing back into your business and your future.

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Hyper Creativity with GP James, Ep 185

Hyper Creativity with GP James, Ep 185

GP James is a writer and music creator living in Los Angeles. He has written four screenplays, two novels, and several volumes of poetry. His novels have been edited by Richard Marek, publisher and editor of Silence of the Lambs, The Bourne Identity, and countless other bestsellers. James has also worked as a music producer, sound mixer, and recording engineer for Snoop Dogg, Amy Winehouse, Patti LaBelle, and many other award-winning artists, television shows and feature films.


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What is the minimum you need for a writing career? Ep 184

What is the minimum you need for a writing career? Ep 184

What does it take to write a book? The bare minimum comes down to "the tool that lets you write." In this episode, Kevin talks about some of his experiences with writing using only the resources he had on hand, including a few found items.


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Getting a movie deal for your book with Michael Bunker, Ep 183

Getting a movie deal for your book with Michael Bunker, Ep 183

Michael Bunker is a USA Today bestselling author of fiction and non-fiction books. He was born in Lubbock, Texas and his family moved around a bit until finally returning to live in his beloved Texas when he was 14 where he went to high school in Odessa and then college at Texas Tech University. After marrying his wife Danielle and entering the business world, they left it all in 1998 to start a small sustenance farm in West Texas so Michael could write. In 2005 the family (now of 6!) moved to Central Texas and started a completely off-grid farm. Michael writes from a small office on his farm that is powered by solar power and occasionally a generator. His breakthrough bestselling novel was The Pennsylvania Omnibus, for which he sold his first film option, followed by the bestselling Amish Scifi thriller Brother, Frank.


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How to repurpose your content

How to repurpose your content

How can you get more out of your content? Kevin walks you through one of his processes in today's Wordslinger words of wisdom.


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A boundless writing career with Michael Evans

A boundless writing career with Michael Evans

Michael Evans is the author of the Control Freakz series, a Young Adult Post-Apocalyptic Thriller series set in a near-future United States. He is currently attending high school in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, but he is originally from Long Island, New York. Some of his hobbies include hiking, running, camping, going to the beach, watching and taking artsy pictures of sunsets (it’s honestly a very enlightening activity to partake in), and walking his ginormous, fluffy golden doodle underneath the stars. He is also fascinated with the environment and neuroscience, and his true passion is learning about how the wonders of the human mind and the environment we live in will change with time. The future, specifically his goal of helping to impact the future of humanity positively is what drives him to tell stories. Writing is something that is instinctive to him, and he seeks to express his thoughts on his own life and the world to inspire others to use the power in the voice they have to advocate for positive changes in their own lives and the world we all live in.


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Wordslinger 180

Wordslinger 180

This week we pull a 180 as Kevin Tumlinson switches up the format a little. No guest, not interview, just pure Wordslinger Wisdom as Kevin splits the typical episode into two parts—Interview and Wordslinger Afterword.


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Reaching more readers with Ryan Zee

Reaching more readers with Ryan Zee

A book-lover turned entrepreneur, Ryan Zee in 2016 created BookSweeps.com, which is now one of the largest book giveaway & lead generation sites for fiction authors, with an email list of nearly 100,000 readers. Over 3,500 authors have used BookSweeps' promotional services, including some of the top-selling names in romance, mysteries & thrillers, sci-fi & fantasy, Christian fiction, and YA.


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Ask for what you want with bestselling thriller author James Rollins

Ask for what you want with bestselling thriller author James Rollins

James Rollins is the author of the bestselling Sigma Force series Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, The Last Oracle, The Doomsday Key, The Devil Colony, Bloodline, The Eye of God, The 6th Extinction, The Seventh Plague, and The Demon Crown; six individual adventure thrillers; the blockbuster movie novelization, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; the Tucker Wayne Series; the Order of the Sanguines Series; and the Jake Ransom middle grade series. The fourteenth Sigma Force Adventure, Crucible, debuts January 8th, 2019.


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Social Media is BS with B.J. Mendelson

Social Media is BS with B.J. Mendelson

B.J. Mendelson is a world-renowned speaker and author of the cult-classic, "Social Media Is Bullshit" from St. Martin's Press. He is also a comic book writer and author of the new book, "Privacy: And How We Get It Back" from Curious Reads.


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A passion for books with Kris Frieswick

A passion for books with Kris Frieswick

KRIS FRIESWICK is a journalist, editor, humorist, teacher and author whose work has appeared in national magazines, newspapers and books for more than 20 years. She is an avid cyclist, cook and traveler who divides her time between Cape Cod, Massachusetts and St. Croix, USVI.


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Forensics for Fiction with Geoff Symon

Forensics for Fiction with Geoff Symon

Geoff Symon is a 20-year Federal Forensic Investigator. His participation in high-profile cases includes the attacks on September 11, 2001, the War in Iraq, the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion, among countless other cases. He has direct, first-hand experience investigating cases including murder, suicide, arson, kidnapping, bombings, sexual assault, child exploitation, theft and financial crimes. He has specified and certified training in the collection and preservation of evidence, blood spatter analysis, autopsies and laboratory techniques. For the past several years, he has shared his expertise by teaching authors about real-life forensics through lectures, online courses, and consultations. His Forensics for Fiction series has become the go-to resource for genre authors.


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Boosting your book's Discoverability with Reedsy Founder Ricardo Fayet

Boosting your book's Discoverability with Reedsy Founder Ricardo Fayet

Ricardo Fayet is one of the founders of Reedsy, an online marketplace connecting authors with the world's very best publishing talent (think editors, cover designers, book marketers, etc.). A digital marketing enthusiast, he also helps authors find their audience and is now busy growing Reedsy Discovery.


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