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Your Facebook Ads Suck, with Mal Cooper, Ep. 199

Your Facebook Ads Suck, with Mal Cooper, Ep. 199

Kevin chats with Mal Cooper, author of Help! My Facebook Ads Suck.

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Writing Wisdom from Herb Freed, Ep. 198

Writing Wisdom from Herb Freed, Ep. 198

Kevin chats with Herb Freed—author, director, producer—about his life and career, as well as his new book, Love, Faith and a Pair of Pants.

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Wordslinger at Six Years! Ep. 197

Wordslinger at Six Years! Ep. 197

Six years of Wordslinger Podcast! Kevin reflects on the things that he’s learned from more than half a decade of doing the show, and shares the perspective and inspiration he’s taken from interviews and audience interactions.

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Changing Your Writing Routines, Ep. 196

Changing Your Writing Routines, Ep. 196

Can changing your routines improve your writing? In this episode, Kevin dives into this idea, and shares his personal experience with how his career and his life have improved over the years as he’s embraced new workflows, new processes, and new resources.

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The Continued Success of Jack Carr, Ep. 195

The Continued Success of Jack Carr, Ep. 195

Thriller writer Jack Carr drops back in to update Kevin on how his career is going and what he’s learned about treating his writing career as a business. This episode is filled with useful insights into the traditional world of publishing, with tips that can help any other—traditional or indie—with building a career aimed at success.

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The FIO Principle for Writers, Ep. 194

The FIO Principle for Writers, Ep. 194

FIO—Figure It Out. That’s one of Kevin’s core principles in both life and career, and it guides everything he does, from packing for a trip to marketing his books. In this episode Kevin talks about how he puts FIO to work, and how you can too. Learn how to use this simple (but oddly challenging) principle to work in your own life and career.

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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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Traditional to Indie with Joe Konrath, Ep 191

Traditional to Indie with Joe Konrath, Ep 191

Joe Konrath writes novels in the thriller, mystery, and horror genres. He’s written under the name J.A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn.

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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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WPC-077 - Writing to Market with Chris Fox

WPC-077 - Writing to Market with Chris Fox

Anyone who has ever wanted to write books for a living has faced the question of genre. Some people just know instinctively what they want to write, but even with that question settled they may still struggle with the best way to reach and build their audience and their revenue stream. Author Christ Fox dealt with these issues as well, and even though he knew exactly what he wanted to write, he quickly discovered that even readers in his genre might not want to read his work. So he became more targeted, and soon learned to write for the market. He shares some of that insight in this interview. 

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