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Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Daniel Wells discuss writing techniques in a fast-paced, 15-minute format.

Writing Excuse‪s‬ Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler

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Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Daniel Wells discuss writing techniques in a fast-paced, 15-minute format.

    16.9: Crossing The Revenue Streams

    16.9: Crossing The Revenue Streams

    Your Hosts: Dan, Erin, Brandon, and Howard

    How many different ways can our writing earn money for us? What additional work, besides “just” writing, do we need to do in order to get that money? In this episode we discuss finding and managing multiple revenue streams, whether that means writing for new audiences, or monetizing existing writing in new ways.

    Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, and mastered by Alex Jackson.

    • 21 min
    16.8: Smart Promotion

    16.8: Smart Promotion

    Your Hosts: Dan, Erin, Brandon, and Howard

    Let’s talk about how promote yourself and your work, and how to do it well. The tools we use for this continue to evolve, and in this discussion we’ll cover things that have worked, things that have stopped working, things we use now, and strategies we apply to not sink beneath the churning disruptions endemic to promoting books (or, really, anything else.)

    Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, and mastered by Alex Jackson

    Liner Notes: Here is your invitation link for the  TypeCastRPG Discord.

    • 24 min
    16.7: To Series, or Not to Series

    16.7: To Series, or Not to Series

    Your Hosts: Dan, Erin, Brandon, Howard

    Let’s look a the business considerations of whether that thing you’re writing is a standalone story, or part of a series. The factors are complex, and a single factor (like, say distribution channel) isn’t likely to make the decision clear cut.

    Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, and mastered by Alex Jackson

     

    • 19 min
    16.6: Building Your Brand

    16.6: Building Your Brand

    Your Hosts: Dan, Erin, Brandon, and Howard

    Branding, in marketing terms for writers, is the process of establishing a recognizable identity—a brand— for you and your works in the marketplace of readers, and people who buy things for readers. In this episode we talk about what our brands need to be doing for us, and how we go about getting them to do that.

    Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, and mastered by Alex Jackson

    • 18 min
    16.5: Pros and Contracts

    16.5: Pros and Contracts

    Your Hosts: Dan, Mary Robinette, Brandon, and Erin

    Here’s our deep dive into the subject of contracts in the publishing business. We can only go so deep during a fifteen-minute episode, so we ran about twice as long as usual. We discuss some of the things you should look for, things you should watch out for, and resources that can help you out.

    Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, and mastered by Alex Jackson

    • 32 min
    16.4: Networking

    16.4: Networking

    Your Hosts: Dan, Mary Robinette, Erin, Brandon, and Howard

    Networking is an invaluable part of any business, and the business of writing is no exception. In this episode we’ll talk about how to do it effectively, genuinely, and in ways that benefit the entire community.

    Credits: This episode was recorded my Marshall Carr, and mastered by Alex Jackson

    • 25 min

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