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The Prolific Writer

The Prolific Writer

The Prolific Writer is about writing fast, writing often, and writing well. Follow writer and publisher Ryan Pelton as he discusses processes and strategies for writing hundreds of thousands of words and sharing them with the world. TPW podcast will also interview fellow writers and discuss their tips and tricks on the craft of writing and share advice on latest trends in publishing.

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TPW 116: The End.

Ryan interviews Sashka Hanna-Rappl and Peter Seth for his final show. Thank you for joining the ride for these last three plus years. Over a hundred thousand downloads and so blessed and honored to be part of the indie writing and publishing community. You can still listen to the 144+ episodes, and buy courses at:

https://theprolificwriter.net/

Check out Ryan J. Pelton for a new podcast on spirituality, creativity, and culture. 

2020-02-22
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TPW 115 - Phillip McCollum on 52 Stories in 52 Weeks

Phillip McCollum hails from the normally sunny expanses of Southern California where he writes ?fantastic fiction?: speculative fiction in many different genres, usually with a twist. He wrote ?52 Stories in 52 Weeks? which includes his inspiration and writing process along with each story. In this conversation, Ryan and Phillip discuss the inspiration for writing 52 stories in 52 weeks and what he learned, how he finds time to write with kid's, a job, and other responsibilities, and much more. Find Phillip here: https://phillipmccollum.com/

 

2020-01-31
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TPW 114: Jorjeana Marie on Using Improv to Fight Writers Block

Jorjeana Marie is a television writer, author and produced playwright. After attending NYU?s Dramatic Writing Program at TISCH, Jorjeana had several plays produced at the 78th St Rep, The Neighborhod Playhouse, The Douglas Fairbanks Studio Theater and PS 122 (as part of the 24 Hour Plays). She has written three solos shows, one short film, hours of stand-up material and on three animated television series. She is currently writing at Disney. Her book Improv for Writers (Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House) is the focus of Jorjeana's and Ryan's conversation. How can comedy and improv improve your writing and get you unstuck? Find Jorjeana and her work: https://jorjeanamarie.com/

2020-01-17
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TPW 113: Harvey Stanbrough on 50 Novels in 5 Years

Harvey Stanbrough is an award-winning writer who by the middle of December 2019, Harvey had written and published 50 novels, 7 novellas, over 200 short stories, and hundreds of poems. He also compiled and published 30 collections of short fiction and 5 critically acclaimed poetry collections. Ryan and Harvey chat about the blessings of longevity in writing, traditional versus indie publishing, why being prolific is essential in today's world, and much more. Find Harvey and his books: https://harveystanbrough.com/

2020-01-10
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TPW 112: Edgar Swamp on Mixing Up Genres (Halloween Special)

Edgar Swamp lived the rock and roll life before realizing his real passion: writing. Ryan and Edgar discuss his new book Amber Hallow, and why Edgar used multiple genres, to reach a broader audience. They discuss why day jobs aren't always bad, writing for the long haul, and much more. You can find Edgar Swamp at: http://www.edgarswamp.com/

Mentioned on the Show:

More writing resources on The Prolific Writer website: https://theprolificwriter.net/ Support the show and leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038 45 Day Novel Course (Udemy): https://www.udemy.com/course/45daynovel/?referralCode=E6740797FC00269532FC

 

2019-11-18
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TPW 111: Adam Smith on Writing Christian Pulp Fiction

Adam Lane Smith is a prolific writer of non-fiction and fiction titles. But his passion is writing kick-butt and action-packed pulpy fiction stories. In this episode, Ryan and Adam discuss why Christian fiction can be cheesy (and what Adam is doing about that), why faith is compatible with telling honest stories, how to succeed as an author, and much more. You can find Adam and his work on his website: https://adamlanesmith.com/

Mentioned on the Show:

Support the podcast and other shows on the Project Entertainment Network: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Free writing resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/ Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038

 

 

2019-10-11
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TPW 110: David Waddell on Grace-Driven Writing

David Waddell teaches Recreation Administration at the University of Mississippi. This position followed a twenty-year career in ministry leadership with local churches. He has witnessed God?s grace in his life and the life of others. He enjoys writing about the topic of grace, forgiveness, and second chances. In this interview Ryan and David explore his new book, Worship Wars, and why grace is the key to writing, and all of life. They also discuss writing in the cracks of your life, why you need a good editor, never giving up even after failures, and much more. You can find David and his books here: http://davidwaddell.biz/

Mentioned on the Show:

More writing resources (The Prolific Writer): https://theprolificwriter.net/ Check out more shows on the Project Entertainment Network and become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038

 

 

2019-09-27
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TPW 109: Rob Eagar on Wildfire Marketing

Rob Eagar is a marketing consultant and one of the most accomplished book marketing experts in America. He has coached over 600 authors and helped both fiction and nonfiction books hit the New York Times bestsellers list. In this conversation, Ryan and Rob do a deep dive into all things marketing. How to market based on your personality and goals? What is working in author marketing and what isn't? Why social media doesn't sell books but does something altogether different for your marketing efforts? And much more. More writing resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned on the show:

Get free author guides (ebooks) on marketing from Rob's website: https://www.startawildfire.com/books/authors-guides Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038 Become a Patron on the Project Entertainment Network: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Check out more shows on the Project Entertainment Network family of podcasts: http://projectentertainmentnetwork.com/
2019-09-07
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TPW Motivation Monday's 022: Andrew Luck on Writing

Ryan is back from an extended hiatus with another installment of Motivation Monday's. In this episode, Ryan explains his reasoning for taking a break from writing and podcasting, what he learned while away, and much more. More writing resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned on the Show:

Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038 Check out more podcasts on the Project Entertainment Network: http://projectentertainmentnetwork.com/ Andrew Luck retirement: https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2019/8/26/20833439/andrew-luck-retires-indianapolis-colts
2019-08-27
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TPW Motivation Monday's 021: The Thread and a Summer Update

In this installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan discusses an essential element for writing great books. It's a common feature of all helpful, valuable, and compelling books. He also gives a summer update and what's in store for the podcast going forward. More writerly resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/

2019-07-08
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TPW Motivation Monday's 020: 5 Benefits of Online Courses for Writer's

In the latest installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan discusses the benefits of online learning and online courses. Many writer's miss out on the value of online courses for taking their craft to the next level. More writerly resources at: https://theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned in the Show:

45 Day Novel Course now open: https://theprolificwriter.net/45daynovelcourse National University MFA program: https://www.nu.edu/ Scares that Cares Charity Raffle: https://projectentertainmentnetwork.com/scares-that-care-raffle/ Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038

 

2019-06-25
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TPW Motivation Monday's 019: 3 Reasons for Writing Fiction

In this installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan draws on the wisdom of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. Is writing fiction a waste of time? Or, does it tap into something deeper and important for the world? Find more writing resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned in the Show:

Free 5-Day Outline Your Novel Challenge: https://theprolificwriter.lpages.co/45-day-novel-challenge/ 45 Day Novel Course Waiting List: https://theprolificwriter.net/45daynovelvip Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038
2019-06-17
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TPW 108: 7 Step Story Structure for Kick-Butt Novels

What elements are essential for a great story? How can we evaluate our stories ensuring they're not just scenes going nowhere? In this episode, Ryan explores the 7 Step Story Structure for writing page turning, kick-butt, and compelling stories... every time. More writing resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned in the Show:

Free 5-Day Outline Your Novel Challenge: https://theprolificwriter.lpages.co/45-day-novel-challenge/ 45 Day Novel Course Waiting List: https://theprolificwriter.lpages.co/45-day-novel-waiting-list/ Book: The Anatomy of Story by John Truby: https://truby.com/the-anatomy-of-story-2/ National University MFA Program: https://www.nu.edu/ Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038

 

2019-06-14
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TPW Motivation Monday's 018: Outline Your Novel Challenge

In the latest installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan shares a new resource called the Outline Your Novel Challenge. He explains why challenges are good for writing (or anything in life), and how to get involved with the free training launching soon. More writer resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned in the Show:

Free 5 Day Outline Your Novel Challenge (sign up here): https://theprolificwriter.lpages.co/45-day-novel-challenge/
2019-06-11
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TPW 107: William Turner on the Art of Research for Novels

William Turner is a former Vietnam Vet turned mystery/thriller author. A cruel comment from a teacher in grade school gave William the passion to write great books. He's now the author of two popular novels: Murder in Our Midst and Death Comes for the President. In this interview, Ryan and William discuss the role of research for your novels, how to use critique as fuel for better writing, never giving up the writing dream, and much more. You can find William Turner's books on Amazon. 

Mentioned in the Show:

Join the Free 5-Day Outline Your Novel Challenge Leave a rating/review on iTunes Sponsor: Check out the MFA Program from National University Support the show on Patreon 
2019-06-08
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TPW 106: Thien Doan with a Live Book Coaching Session

Dr. Thien Doan is a Christian writer that's known for his nonfiction work. But now, he wants to try his hand at fiction. In this episode, Ryan and Thien do a live coaching session on his fiction work in progress. Listen in as they explore story structure, what makes for good characters, why outlines aren't necessary, trusting your storytelling senses, and much more. Follow Thien and his work: http://thiendoan.net/

Mentioned in the Show:

Join the VIP List for latest courses, articles, podcasts, and other writing resources.  Leave a rating/review in iTunes. Support the show on Patreon.com.

 

2019-05-31
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TPW Motivation Monday's 017: Write the Book You Can't Write

In this installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan explores the idea that the project with the most tension, resistance, and fear... might be the one that's most important to start. More writing resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned in the Show:

Steven Pressfield article: "Write the Book You Can't Write." Join the VIP List Leave a rating/review on iTunes
2019-05-28
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TPW 105: J.P. Choquette on Page Turning Thrillers

J.P. Choquette is an author who pens thrillers that turn pages, not stomachs. She has published several full-length suspense novels, a number of short stories and hundreds of articles for magazines, newspapers and trade publications during her writing career. In this episode, Ryan and J.P. discuss how to write a page turning thriller, why too many details in your stories is boring, when J.P. almost quit writing and what she learned, and much more. Follow J.P. Choquette and her work: http://jpchoquette.me/

Mentioned in the show:

Join the VIP List: https://pages.convertkit.com/caa9929571/53eae18bd6 Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038 Support the show, and other shows on the Project Entertainment Network: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet More writing resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/
2019-05-24
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TPW 104: Dissecting My First Novel

In this episode, Ryan dissects and analyzes his first novel (Hired Gun) written in 2013. Previous to the episode, Ryan hadn't read a single word from the book since being published in 2015. He will discuss why he no longer uses pen names, the reasons he changed the title and cover, why your first novel is not very good (and it doesn't matter), why most reviews aren't helpful, and much more. Listen in and learn from his mistakes, so you won't do the same. More writing resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned in the Show:

Join the VIP list and stay updated on latest episodes, articles, courses, and other writerly stuff: https://pages.convertkit.com/caa9929571/53eae18bd6 Leave a review/rating on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038 Support the show and The Project Entertainment Network: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet

 

2019-05-17
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TPW Motivation Monday's 016: Paying Attention

Simone Weil said paying attention is the greatest and purest act of generosity. How does that apply to writing? Find out in this installment of Motivation Monday's. More writing resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

2019-05-15
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TPW 103: Lucas Mangum on Reading and Writing Widely

Lucas Mangum is a horror, literary, and romance writer who loves to blend all three genres together. He also believes in a simple adage: read and write widely, and read and write a lot. Lucas found early success with Flesh and Fire, his debut novel, and then a sequel Blood and Brimstone. But, after having a child, and life getting in the way, Lucas almost gave up the dream. Join Ryan and Lucas as they discuss writing and reading widely, how marketing in person still works, why small press publishing is a great option for authors, and much more. You can find Lucas and his work: https://lucasmangum.com/

Mentioned in the Show:

Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038 Support the show and other podcasts on The Project Entertainment Network: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Join the VIP List... Stay updated on latest podcasts, articles, writing resources, and courses: https://pages.convertkit.com/caa9929571/53eae18bd6

 

2019-05-10
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TPW Monday Motivation's 015: Will Smith on Overcommitting Yourself

In this installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan finds some writing inspiration from actor, musician, and rapper Will Smith. It may seem counterintuitive, but it might be the motivation we all need to get more words on the page. More writing resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/

Interview mentioned in the show:

https://lewishowes.com/podcast/mark-manson-what-people-dont-tell-you-about-success/

 

2019-05-07
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TPW 102: Shashane Wallace on Sacrificing for Your Work

Shashane Wallace is a romance author from Jamaica. In her early years, Wallace didn't have access to many books and didn't think authors existed. Yet, she was determined to write the stories deep in her heart. Listen in as Ryan and Shashane explore the role of sacrifice and passion in your writing, how you can publish great books on a small budget, how she managed to go from $50 a month in sales to $5000 (in one year), and much more. Find Shashane on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shashane.hicks

Mentioned on the Show:

Join the VIP List for updates on the 45 Day Novel Course, show updates, and other writing resources: https://pages.convertkit.com/caa9929571/53eae18bd6 Leave a review/rating on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038 Support The Prolific Writer and other shows on The Project Entertainment Network: https://patreon.com/ProjectEntNet

 

2019-05-03
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TPW Motivation Monday's 014: Creation Versus Consumption Ratio?

In the latest installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan discusses the role of digital media, creation versus consumption, and how to find more time to write. More writing resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/

2019-05-01
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TPW 101: Susan Neal on Getting Healthy

Susan Neal is an author, speaker, and wellness coach who is on a mission to reclaim the health of the body of Christ. She combated a health crisis at the age of forty-nine with ten medical diagnoses and two surgeries. Her doctors did all they could but she was still not healed. Susan used her nursing and health science background to heal her body. In this interview, Ryan and Susan chat about her story of losing and regaining her health, how this trauma led to a bestselling book, Susan's in-person marketing strategies, how to use blogging for better book exposure, and much more. You can find Susan Neal at: http://susanuneal.com/

Mentioned in the Show:

Never miss an episode by joining the VIP List: https://pages.convertkit.com/caa9929571/53eae18bd6 Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet/posts Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038 
2019-04-26
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TPW 100: Ella Barnard on Fighting Perfectionism

Ella Barnard is host of the Author Like a Boss podcast, owner of Author Boss Academy, and administrator of the Author Like a Boss FB Group. She?s also an author and publishing coach who loves helping creative people connect with their audiences and with each other. In this episode, Ryan and Ella explore what holds authors back from starting and finishing their books, why marketing doesn't need to be scary, how to find time to write, and much more. Find Ella and get a free marketing book at: http://authorlikeaboss.com/

Mentioned on the Show:

Join the VIP List and never miss an episode: https://pages.convertkit.com/caa9929571/53eae18bd6 Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet/posts Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038

 

2019-04-19
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TPW Motivation Monday's 013: Tiger Woods on Writing

In this installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan explores the rise and fall of Tiger Woods and what we can learn from his story. Find more writing resources at: https://theprolificwriter.net/

 

2019-04-15
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TPW 099: Rachael Herron on Writing Memoir

Rachael Herron is the internationally bestselling author of more than two dozen books, including thriller (under R.H. Herron), mainstream fiction, feminist romance, memoir, and nonfiction about writing. She received her MFA in writing from Mills College, Oakland, and she teaches writing extension workshops at both UC Berkeley and Stanford. In this interview, Ryan and Rachael talk all things memoir, why to write one, why not to write one, how to discover past memories, and much more. You can find Rachael at: https://rachaelherron.com/

Mentioned on the Show:

Rachael's book: https://rachaelherron.com/books/memoir/fast-draft-your-memoir/ More writing resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet/posts Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038
2019-04-13
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TPW 098: Aileen Erin on All Things YA

Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. After working in commercial editing in Los Angeles for a few years and writing after hours, Aileen decided to leave the industry to dedicate more time to learning the craft. Since then, she?s hit the USA Today Best-Selling list twice, and has moved nearly five hundred thousand books in her Alpha Girl series. In this interview, Ryan and Aileen discuss her unique angle on writing YA, why writing good books is not enough for success, her journey in doing an MFA, and much more. Find Aileen and her books at: http://inkmonster.net/authors/aerin

Mentioned in the Show:

Aileen's latest book: Off Planet Don't miss a thing by joining the VIP list: https://theprolificwriter.lpages.co/vip/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2

 

2019-04-05
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TPW 097: Greatest Hits Episode with Joe R. Lansdale

*Ryan was not feeling well, so he's doing another Greatest Hits episode with Joe R. Lansdale. One of our most popular shows. This show was recorded June 8, 2018.  

Prolific writer Joe R. Lansdale, has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He has also written for comics as well as "Batman: The Animated Series." As of 2018, he has written 45 novels and published 30 short-story collections along with many chapbooks and comic-book adaptations. He has much to teach us! Many of Joe's stories have won prestigious awards, Joe was inducted into The Texas Literary Hall of Fame, and several of his novels have been adapted to film. Ryan and Joe chat about what it takes to become a successful writer, why writing is a job, and we should treat it as such, why chasing markets is a bad idea, how to write cleaner first drafts, his process for churning out millions of words, and much more. You can get Joe R. Lansdale's latest updates and find his books at: http://www.joerlansdale.com/

2019-03-29
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TPW Motivation Monday's 012: Everything's on Loan

In this Motivation Monday's, Ryan reflects on a commencement speech by Stephen King. The essence of the talk: everything's on loan, we don't own anything, we're just stewards. How does this relate to our writing life... and all of life? Listen in, and find out. More writing resources at: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned on the Show:

Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2
2019-03-26
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TPW Motivation Monday's 011: 5 Advantages for Being a Prolific Writer

In the latest installment of Monday Motivation's, Ryan explores the advantages for being a prolific writer and creator. Does quantity diminish quality? Listen in and find out. More writing resources at: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned on the Show:

Medium article: https://medium.com/the-prolific-writer/5-advantages-for-being-a-prolific-creator-4c679919341b?source=friends_link&sk=3aa2096989d80bfdbd7c401a2085f3d9 Book: It's Been A Good Life: https://www.amazon.com/Been-Good-Life-Isaac-Asimov/dp/1573929689/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=a+good+life+isaac+asimov&qid=1552881268&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

2019-03-18
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TPW 096: Tim Tigner on Teaching Yourself to Write

Intent on combining his creativity with his experience, Tim began writing thrillers in 1996 from an apartment overlooking Moscow?s Gorky Park. Twenty years later, his passion for creative writing continues to grow every day. In this interview, Ryan and Tim discuss how he learned to write, why outlining is a must for thrillers, how Tim's military experience shapes his writing, why most marketing advice is dumb, and much more. You can find Tim at: http://timtigner.com/

Mentioned on the Show:

Stay updated: latest courses, podcasts, articles, and other writerly resources: https://theprolificwriter.lpages.co/vip/ Leave a rating/review/subscribe to the show: on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2 Support the show and the Project Entertainment Network: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet

 

2019-03-15
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TPW Motivation Monday's 010: Know Thy Self Know Thy Season

In the latest installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan discusses the secret for becoming a prolific writer. It has nothing to do with technology, software, or skill. It's all about knowing thy self... and season. More writing resources at: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned on the Show:

Make sure to subscribe to the show and leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2
2019-03-11
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TPW 095: Catherine Banks on Writing One Million Words in 2019

Catherine Banks is a USA Today bestselling fantasy author that pushes the boundaries of prolific writing. Banks has penned over forty novels and is set to complete one million words in 2019... all with a family and a day job. In this interview, Ryan and Catherine discuss the evolution of indie publishing since 2010, her process for writing millions of words with a day job, why covers matter, some unique marketing advice, and much more. You can find Catherine and her work at: https://www.catherinebanks.com

Mentioned on the Show:

The Prolific Writer survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YXMV3ZC Book: Help! My Facebook Ads Suck by Michael Cooper https://www.amazon.com/Help-My-Facebook-Ads-Suck-ebook/dp/B078NBW3M3/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=michael+cooper&qid=1552019812&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Ryan's latest book: L.A. Dreams https://ryanjpelton.com/la-dreams Sign Up on the VIP List for updates on latest episodes, articles, resources, and upcoming course: https://my.leadpages.net/shared/FWJt96NuKHhBHQvK8jdMdn/BgUnkUSuvURycCoLvUmzYm Support the show (Patreon): https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave a review/rating on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2

 

 

2019-03-08
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TPW 094: Sarah K.L. Wilson on Rapid Releases

USA Today bestselling author, Sarah K. L. Wilson hails from the rocky Canadian Shield in Northern Ontario where she lives with her husband and two small boys. In this episode, Ryan and Sarah discuss what drives Sarah to be so prolific, her unique rapid release book strategy, why shorter books are the wave of the future, the best writing advice for someone starting out, and much more. You can find Sarah and her books at: https://www.sarahklwilson.com/

Mentioned on the Show:

Take the writing and publishing survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YXMV3ZC Ryan's new book, L.A. Dreams: https://ryanjpelton.com/la-dreams Leave a review/rating on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2 Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet
2019-03-01
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TPW Motivation Monday's 009: Are You Playing the Short or Long Game?

In another installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan discusses the short versus the long game of writing and publishing. We're all tempted to take shortcuts and become impatient with our work. But if we play the long game of publishing our short term disappointments are lessened. More writing resources at: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned on the Show:

Support the Show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2
2019-02-26
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TPW Motivation Monday's 008: Completion for 2019

In the latest installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan discusses the place of completion. What are the projects you need to complete for 2019? How do you decide which ones to tackle? Listen in and get motivated! More writing resources at: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

 

2019-02-18
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TPW 093: Glen Robins on the Adventure of Writing

Glen Robins loves a good adventure. Whether going on one, reading about them, and now, writing them. Glen is carving a path for living a new adventure with his writing dreams. Glen Robins is the author of the popular "Off" thriller/action-adventure series. In this episode, Ryan and Glen discuss what makes a good thriller, how to write depth into your characters, finding time to write, the importance of goals, fighting perfectionism, and much more. You can find Glen at: https://www.glenrobinsbooks.com/

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Support the show (Patreon): https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2 Stay updated on an upcoming writers workshop and course: https://theprolificwriter.lpages.co/the-prolific-writer-vip-list-newsletter/

 

2019-02-15
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TPW Motivation Monday's 007: The One Dirty Secret for Writing

In the latest installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan reveals the one secret, and possibly the dirty little secret... most writers ignore. It's the key for any writers success. More writing resources at: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned in the Show:

Neil Gaiman quote: https://writingcooperative.com/neil-gaiman-on-one-tried-and-true-method-for-writing-anything-5105c9e550f9 Support the show (Patreon.com): https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2

 

2019-02-13
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TPW 092: Lynne Hinton on the Healing Power of Writing

Lynne Hinton is the author of twenty books, including the NY Times Bestseller, Friendship Cake and Pie Town, the 2011 NM Book of the Year: Fiction/Adventure, Drama Category and 2011 National Federation of Press Women's Fiction Book of the Year. Her latest book The View from Here is available now. In this interview, Ryan and Lynne discuss the role seminary played in her calling to write, how faith and art are not enemies, why she doesn't use an outline, the changing landscape of traditional publishing, how storytelling can heal, and much more. You can find Lynne Hinton at: http://www.lynnehinton.com/index.php

Mentioned in the Show:

Free writing resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/ Stay updated on a free writers workshop and paid course: https://theprolificwriter.lpages.co/the-prolific-writer-vip-list-newsletter/ Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave a rating/review (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2
2019-02-08
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TPW Motivation Monday's 006: Writing Motivation from Tom Brady

In another installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan explores some writer motivation from an unlikely source: Tom Brady. Brady might be the best quarterback of all time, but he offers great advice for writers and publishers wanting to go to the next level. More writing resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned on the Show:

Support the Show (Patreon.com): https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2 Stay updated on a new free writers workshop created by The Prolific Writer Academy: https://theprolificwriter.lpages.co/the-prolific-writer-vip-list-newsletter/
2019-02-05
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TPW 091: Brinton Woodall on Overcoming Obstacles for the Writing Dream

Brinton J. Woodall was born in the Bronx, New York. During his childhood years numerous educators voiced to Brinton that he was learning disabled and would not graduate from high school. Nonetheless, Brinton excelled triumphing a multitude of obstacles and graduated from high school in 2008. He later would graduate college in three years, and now has written five books. In this episode, Ryan and Brinton talk about overcoming obstacles in writing, how to publish with a small budget, how shorter books work in our digital age, why editing is worth the money, and much more. You can find Brinton and his books on Amazon and all social media platforms: https://www.facebook.com/brinton.woodall

Mentioned in the Show:

Preorder/order Brinton's latest book: (The Tailor in Heaven) on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L45TZ45/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 Support the show (Patreon.com): https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2 Stay updated on a Free Writers Workshop: https://theprolificwriter.lpages.co/the-prolific-writer-vip-list-newsletter/
2019-02-01
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TPW Motivation Monday's 005: The One About Language

In this installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan discusses one of the hang ups of every writer, language. Are my prose flowery enough? Do I use punctuation and grammar correctly? Does it matter? More writer resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

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Support the Show (Patreon): https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2
2019-01-29
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TPW 090: Ruth Amos on Just Do It!

Ruth Amos has a PHD in chemistry, and spent the last ten years teaching in universities. But not anymore. She's living the full time author dream and not looking back. Join Ryan and Ruth, as they discuss finding time to write with a full time gig, why knowing reader expectation in your genre is essential, the importance of having a support system for the writing life, best writing advice ever, and much more. You can find Ruth and her books at: http://rjamos.com/

Mentioned in the Show:

Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2 Sign up on The VIP LIST to hear more about a free and paid writing course: https://theprolificwriter.lpages.co/the-prolific-writer-vip-list-newsletter/
2019-01-25
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TPW Motivation Monday's 004: What Are You Doing Between 8-12?

In this installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan explores how to find time to write. All the complaints, excuses, and noise in the world. How will we get the work done?

Mentioned in the Show:

Quote from Jonathan Edwards: "Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live" (Resolutions #6). Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2
2019-01-22
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TPW 089: How to Write a Novel Without an Outline?

In this episode, Ryan tackles a topic that only few dare to tread: writing a novel without an outline. Much writing advice and many books have been written on how to outline a novel. How about scrapping the outline and writing into the dark? Ryan will show you how. More writer resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

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Book: Writing into the Dark by Dean Wesley Smith The key elements of every good good story: 1. A character in a setting with a problem. 2. Something or someone opposing the main character from getting what they want. 3. How will character try and solve the problem? How are they going to fail (3-5 failures)? 4. What is causing the character to want to give up on the mission? Who/What will be their guide and inspiration to inspire them to keep going? 5. How will character succeed in one more final attempt? 6.  How will you resolve the story? Give a happy ending. Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2 Support the Show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet
2019-01-18
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TPW Motivation Monday's 003: Nobody Cares About Your Writing Career

In this installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan discusses the freedom writers can find by one simple truth: nobody cares about you. It's a hard truth, but a necessary one for having a long term writing career. 

Mentioned in the Show:

Dean Wesley Smith article: https://www.deanwesleysmith.com/no-one-cares/ My article: https://medium.com/@ryanjpelton/dean-wesley-smith-on-the-author-problem-eae4f2bd94b8 Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2 Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet More writing resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/
2019-01-17
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TPW 088: Jim Heskett on Writing Smart Thrillers

Jim Heskett is an award-winning author, a world traveler, podcaster, purveyor of TV, movie, book reviews, and writing advice. In this interview, Ryan and Jim discuss his journey from screenwriting to novels, the reason he chooses to primarily indie publish, thriller tropes, finding time to build a backlist with full-time work, tips on craft from his own process, and much more. Find Jim and his work: http://www.jimheskett.com/about

Mentioned in the Show:

Book: Become a Successful Indie Author: Work Toward Your Writing Dream by Craig Martelle (Amazon.com) Book: Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing: Revised Edition by Libbie Hawker Jim's writing site: https://www.thejugglingauthor.com/ Jim's writing podcast: https://www.thejugglingauthor.com/japodcast/ Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave a rating/review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2 More writing resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/
2019-01-12
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TPW Motivation Monday's 002: What Will It Take in 2019?

Welcome to another installment of Motivation Monday's. In this episode, Ryan discusses what it will take to reach your writing goals for 2019. It might sound simple, but it's the path for every writer and creative. More writing resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

Mentioned in Show/ Other Resources:

Neil Gaiman article: https://writingcooperative.com/neil-gaiman-on-one-tried-and-true-method-for-writing-anything-5105c9e550f9 Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/ProjectEntNet Leave rating/review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prolific-writer/id1185387038?mt=2

 

2019-01-07
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