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Becoming a full-time writer can be overwhelming. Join J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon as they help you improve your craft and find your audience, so you too can become…a career author. This is The Career Author Podcast.
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The Career Author Podcas‪t‬ J. Thorn

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Becoming a full-time writer can be overwhelming. Join J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon as they help you improve your craft and find your audience, so you too can become…a career author. This is The Career Author Podcast.
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    The Final Episode: LIVE!

    The Final Episode: LIVE!

    The Final Episode: LIVE!This is it. The final episode. We hope you’ll join us at the Writers, Ink podcast!
    The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.
    Thanks to all of our listeners--past, present, and future! 
    Podcast sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://writinglife.kobobooks.com 
    Want to work with us? Get the details at https://thecareerauthor.com/services/

    Links:RevolutionFI Podcast - https://revolutionfi.com 
    The Writers, Ink Podcast (our new home) - https://writersinkpodcast.com/ 
    Google Play Books Promo Codes - http://g.co/play/promocode
    2021 Events - https://thecareerauthor.com/events/ 
    Chapter Check service - https://chaptercheck.com/ 
    The Career Author YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/thecareerauthor
    Three Story Method - https://books2read.com/threestorymethod 
    Three Story Method Workbook - https://amzn.to/37SAR1a 
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    • 57 min
    Knowing When to Walk Away

    Knowing When to Walk Away

    Knowing When to Walk AwayAs The Career Author podcast winds down, we’re reminded of how difficult it can be to avoid sunk cost fallacy and remove things that have been a big part of our lives for so long. Whether it's a relationship, business deal, friendship, or podcast, walking away is never easy but sometimes necessary and inevitable.
    In this candid conversation, J. and Zach discuss reasons why you might want to walk away from a project and suggestions on how to move through what can be an emotional and stressful transition.
    The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.
    Also, J. recommends a little book to help you know when to walk away.
    Leave us a comment: How do you know when it’s time to walk away from a project?
    Thanks to all of our patrons! 
    Podcast sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://writinglife.kobobooks.com 
    Want to work with us? Get the details at https://thecareerauthor.com/services/

    Links:The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) - https://amzn.to/3lrvPzT 
    The Horror Writers Podcast Episode #77 - https://thehorrorwriterspodcast.libsyn.com/the-horror-writers-podcast-77-crossroads 
    Join us for the final episode on Oct 26, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
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    New Dialogue Doctor course - https://dialoguedoctor.com/edit-a-book-with-me/ 
    2021 Events - https://thecareerauthor.com/events/ 
    Chapter Check service - https://chaptercheck.com/ 
    The Career Author YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/thecareerauthor
    Three Story Method - https://books2read.com/threestorymethod 
    Three Story Method Workbook - https://amzn.to/37SAR1a 
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    • 59 min
    ADVANTAGE with Joe Solari

    ADVANTAGE with Joe Solari

    ADVANTAGE with Joe SolariWe’re all looking for an advantage as it gets more challenging to find and retain readers. In a rare interview episode, the guys invite Joe Solari on the show to discuss how you can harness a cumulative advantage in the winner takes all publishing market.
    From Amazon.com:
    The top 2.5% of high performing authors…
    …earn 64% of the book profits.
    How do they do it?
    We are in the golden age for authors. The gatekeepers are gone. The books and novels that have been buried on your “Bucket List” can be brought to life. Nobody can tell you, “No!”
    It’s not even that hard.
    Getting the readers, well, that’s where we all need help.
    What are the KEY PRINCIPLES?
    Joe Solari has experience from 20-years as an entrepreneur and in 2016 began to help authors get to six and seven figures. It became his passion. He understands the engine that drives success.
    Are you willing to learn the power of cumulative advantage?
    He has shown that not only can cumulative advantage be systematized, but a unique flavor is possible for every author. This professionally researched book contains never before seen data on just how demand works in publishing and how the top authors become best sellers.
    Are you ready?
    You’ll love this road map to finding readers, because the world is a vast social place and knowing how it works can make all the difference.
    The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.
    Leave us a comment: What is your question for Joe about cumulative advantage?
    Thanks to all of our patrons! 
    Podcast sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://writinglife.kobobooks.com 
    Want to work with us? Get the details at https://thecareerauthor.com/services/

    Links:J.’s Plot a Novel challenge - http://plotanovel.com  
    New Dialogue Doctor course - https://dialoguedoctor.com/edit-a-book-with-me/ 
    Join us for the final episode on Oct 26, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
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    ADVANTAGE: Harnessing Cumulative Advantage in the Winner Takes All Publishing Market - https://amzn.to/2GuVA3H 
    2021 Events - https://thecareerauthor.com/events/ 
    Chapter Check service - https://chaptercheck.com/ 
    The Career Author YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/thecareerauthor
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    • 39 min
    The Golden Age of Independent Publishing

    The Golden Age of Independent Publishing

    The Golden Age of Independent PublishingHas there ever been a better time to be an independent author or publisher? The guys don’t think so. Whether it's the tools available to publish books or the ease of finding readers, there’s never been so many literate people on the planet.
    J. and Zach discuss the reasons why, despite J.’s pessimistic outlook on AI, this is the golden age of independent publishing. Put on your rosy glasses and a smile as the career authors get happy on your ass.
    The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.
    In this episode, you’ll discover:
    How technology favors the independent authorWhy it’s easy to learn from the mastersHow diversity in storytelling is making the world a better placeThe difference between micro niche and mass markets
    Also, J. shares an interesting announcement about Kindle Create.
    Send us your ways and hacks - https://thecareerauthor.com/waysandhacks/ 
    Leave us a comment: Are we in the golden age of independent publishing? Why or why not?
    Thanks to all of our patrons! 
    Podcast sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://writinglife.kobobooks.com 
    Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor
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    Links:Kindle Create - https://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Create/b?ie=UTF8&node=18292298011 
    2021 Events - https://thecareerauthor.com/events/ 
    Chapter Check service - https://chaptercheck.com/ 
    The Career Author YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/thecareerauthor
    Three Story Method - https://books2read.com/threestorymethod 
    Three Story Method Workbook - https://amzn.to/37SAR1a 
    Molten Universe Media - http://www.moltenuniversemedia.com

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    • 50 min
    Publishing on a Budget

    Publishing on a Budget

    Publishing on a BudgetThere’s no way around it. Publishing a book that is presentable enough to ask money for is going to cost some cash of your own. But do you have to break the bank in order to publish a good book?
    In this conversation, J. and Zach discuss ways you can publish your book on a budget. What are the expenses you can avoid, and which are essential to helping your book succeed? And is it possible to provide a professional product on a shoestring budget?
    The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.
    In this episode, you’ll discover:
    What costs to considerHow to determine what to spend money onTools you need and probably don’t need
    Also, Zach recommends a method to gain clarity on your creative life.
    Send us your ways and hacks - https://thecareerauthor.com/waysandhacks/ 
    Leave us a comment: What is your average budget for publishing a book?
    Thanks to all of our patrons! 
    Podcast sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://writinglife.kobobooks.com 
    Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor
    Want to work with us? Get the details at https://thecareerauthor.com/services/

    Links:Finding Creative Clarity -  https://wegrowmedia.com/finding-creative-clarity/
    2021 Events - https://thecareerauthor.com/events/ 
    Chapter Check service - https://chaptercheck.com/ 
    The Career Author YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/thecareerauthor
    Three Story Method - https://books2read.com/threestorymethod 
    Three Story Method Workbook - https://amzn.to/37SAR1a 
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    • 58 min
    Relief from Your Writing Rut

    Relief from Your Writing Rut

    Relief from Your Writing RutDo you feel a dip in your enthusiasm for that WIP? Are you procrastinating by working on another project instead? Sometimes it's hard to diagnose the problem, to tell if you’re burnt out or in a writing rut. Spoiler alert: They’re not the same thing.
    In this conversation, J. and Zach talk about the difference between burn-out and a writing rut by examining questions you can ask yourself. Although it’s good to build habits and routines, it’s also possible to coast along the learning plateau producing average stories that lack enthusiasm.
    The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.
    In this episode, you’ll discover:
    The difference between a writing rut and being burnt outHow you can determine if you’re in a writing rutWays you can climb out and re-energize your writing
    Also, J. recommends a new course (shout to Diann Gunn for sending it along).
    Send us your ways and hacks - https://thecareerauthor.com/waysandhacks/ 
    Leave us a comment: How do you get relief from your writing rut?
    Thanks to all of our patrons! 
    Podcast sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://writinglife.kobobooks.com 
    Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor
    Want to work with us? Get the details at https://thecareerauthor.com/services/

    Links:Feed the Obsession Kickstarter by Mark Leslie - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markleslie/feed-the-obsession
    Yoast Academy - https://academy.yoast.com/ 
    2021 Events - https://thecareerauthor.com/events/ 
    Chapter Check service - https://chaptercheck.com/ 
    The Career Author YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/thecareerauthor
    Three Story Method - https://books2read.com/threestorymethod 
    Three Story Method Workbook - https://amzn.to/37SAR1a 
    Molten Universe Media - http://www.moltenuniversemedia.com

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

elturno ,

Chatty and informative

Happened upon this podcast after hearing the guys on the Sell More Books Show. They’re interesting guys who make good points. I’d recommend people listen if they’re interested in getting their writing career going.

Davenader ,

Nice stuff

Two down to earth guys talking about writing and becoming successful doing it. What’s not to love. Looking forward to hearing their thoughts on collaboration.

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