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What does it take to succeed as a writer? Hosts J.D. Barker, J. Thorn, and Zach Bohannon pull back the curtain and gain rare insight from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writersink/support

Writers, Ink: Your backstage pass to the world's most prolific authors J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle

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What does it take to succeed as a writer? Hosts J.D. Barker, J. Thorn, and Zach Bohannon pull back the curtain and gain rare insight from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writersink/support

    The one where Mary Adkins explains why you don't need an MFA (unless you do).

    The one where Mary Adkins explains why you don't need an MFA (unless you do).

    Join hosts J.D. Barker and Christine Daigle as they welcome back JP Rindfleisch IX and invite first-time guest host Kevin Tumlinson to the show. Then stick around as Christine chats with author and book coach Mary Adkins.

    Mary Adkins is the author of When You Read This, Privilege, and Palm Beach, which was voted one of 2021's Best Books by The New York Post. A native of the American South and a graduate of Duke University and Yale Law School, her writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Atlantic. She is also the founder of The Book Incubator, a 12-month, hands-on writing program for authors and memoirists, and the host of the podcast The First Draft Club.

    Links:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/

    Christine Daigle - https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/

    JP Rindfleisch IX - https://www.jprindfleischix.com/

    Kevin Tumlinson - https://www.kevintumlinson.com/

    Mary Adkins - https://maryadkinswriter.com/

    Best of BookTook - https://bestofbooktok.com/

    J. Thorn’s Rubrics for Writers - https://theauthorlife.com/free-tools/

    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep

    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com

    Audio production by Geoff Emberlyn - https://twitter.com/gmbrlyn

    Website Design by Word & Pixel - http://wordandpixel.com/

    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/

    *Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The one where Ewan Morrison explains how being a hippie, swinger, part-time Marxist prepper with his own nuclear bunker has helped shape his fiction.

    The one where Ewan Morrison explains how being a hippie, swinger, part-time Marxist prepper with his own nuclear bunker has helped shape his fiction.

    Join hosts J.D. Barker and Christine Daigle as they welcome guest host JP Rindfleisch IX to the studio. Then stick around as Christine chats with award-winning author and screenwriter Ewan Morrison.

    Described as the "most fluent and intelligent Scottish writer of his generation" by Booker Prize judge Stuart Kelly, Ewan Morrison is the author of Tales From The Mall, Close Your Eyes, and Nina X, which won the 2019 Saltire Society Scottish Fiction Book of the Year award. His eighth and latest novel, How To Survive Everything, a darkly comic thriller about a teenage girl abducted by her doomsday survivalist father, is available now in paperback.



    Links:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/

    Christine Daigle - https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/

    JP Rindfleisch IX - https://www.jprindfleischix.com/

    Ewan Morrison - https://www.ewanmorrison.com/

    Best of BookTook - https://bestofbooktok.com/

    J. Thorn’s Rubrics for Writers - https://theauthorlife.com/free-tools/

    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep

    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com

    Audio production by Geoff Emberlyn - https://twitter.com/gmbrlyn

    Website Design by Word & Pixel - http://wordandpixel.com/

    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/

    *Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.


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    • 50 min
    The one where Claire Douglas explains why she writes so damn fast.

    The one where Claire Douglas explains why she writes so damn fast.

    Claire Douglas is the award winning author of seven stand alone thrillers, THE SISTERS, LOCAL GIRL MISSING, LAST SEEN ALIVE, DO NOT DISTURB, THEN SHE VANISHES, JUST LIKE THE OTHER GIRLS and her most recent, THE COUPLE AT NO. 9, which is a number one Amazon bestseller and reached number three on the Sunday Times bestsellers list. Her books have sold over 500,000 copies in the UK and have been translated into twenty languages.

    You can find Claire on Twitter at @DougieClaire, Instagram as clairedouglasauthor, or visit her Facebook page clairedouglasauthor.

    Links:
    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/

    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/

    Zach Bohannon - https://zachbohannon.com/

    Christine Daigle - https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/

    Claire Douglas - https://www.harpercollins.com/blogs/authors/claire-douglas

    Best of BookTook - https://bestofbooktok.com/

    J. Thorn’s Rubrics for Writers - https://theauthorlife.com/free-tools/

    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep

    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com

    Audio production by Geoff Emberlyn - http://www.emberletter.com/

    Website Design by Word & Pixel - http://wordandpixel.com/

    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/

    *Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.


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    • 43 min
    The one where Thom Carnell explains writing for magazines like SWANK isn't just about exposure.

    The one where Thom Carnell explains writing for magazines like SWANK isn't just about exposure.

    Thom Carnell is a writer whose fiction has been featured in SWANK Magazine, CARPE NOCTEM Magazine, and in the horror anthology, BLOODY CARNIVAL from Pill Hill Press. He is best known for his insightful interviews and profiles in CARPE NOCTEM Magazine, FANGORIA Magazine, and on Dread Central & Twitchfilm.com. Carnell is a graduate of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, and worked as a certified eye enucleist and a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist. His novels (NO FLESH SHALL BE SPARED, NO FLESH SHALL BE SPARED: DON’T LOOK BACK) and short story collections, MOONLIGHT SERENADES, A STRING OF PEARLS, and TUXEDO JUNCTION) are available through Amazon.com and Crossroad Press. He currently lives in Bellingham, WA.

    Links:
    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/

    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/

    Zach Bohannon - https://zachbohannon.com/

    Christine Daigle - https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/

    Thom Carnell - http://www.thomcarnell.com/

    Your Creative Journey (J.’s free daily journal prompt) - https://theauthorlife.com/category/creativejourney2023/

    “They’re Mad, They Are” (J.’s sort-of collab with Clive Barker and NIN) - https://jthorn.net/clivebarker/

    Best of BookTook - https://bestofbooktok.com/

    J. Thorn’s Rubrics for Writers - https://theauthorlife.com/free-tools/

    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep

    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com

    Audio production by Geoff Emberlyn - http://www.emberletter.com/

    Website Design by Word & Pixel - http://wordandpixel.com/

    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/

    *Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.


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    • 48 min
    The one where D. Eric Maikranz explains what it’s like to have Mark Wahlberg make a movie from his indie published book.

    The one where D. Eric Maikranz explains what it’s like to have Mark Wahlberg make a movie from his indie published book.

    D. Eric Maikranz knows a thing or two about getting your book on the big screen. By using solid strategies like crowdsourcing his marketing and pricing as low as Amazon would let him, his 2009 novel, The Reincarnationist Papers, both accrued him a large readerbase and struck him a movie deal with Netflix. Eric has backpacked and worked all around the world as a foreign correspondent, translator, and more. He’s since published two nonfiction guides, Insider’s Rome and Insider’s Venice. To check out The Reincarnationist Papers, follow the link below.

    From Amazon.com:

    D. Eric Maikranz is the author of The Reincarnationist Papers, the electrifying debut novel that introduces readers to the Cognomina, a secret society of people who reincarnate with total recall of their collected past lives. The Reincarnationist Papers is the basis for the Paramount Pictures movie INFINITE (May 2021), starring Mark Wahlberg and Dylan O'Brien. For a sneak peek at his new novels and exclusive insider content, join the email list at: ericmaikranz.com. D. Eric Maikranz very much enjoys engaging with readers and frequently speaks remotely at book clubs that read his work. Guidelines for engaging Mr. Maikranz to speak remotely at your book club are available at ericmaikranz.com

    In this episode, you’ll discover:

    How Eric got kicked out of Laos
    His perspective on marketing
    How his day job helped his writing
    How a hostel in Nepal got him a movie deal

    Links:
    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/

    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/

    Zach Bohannon - https://zachbohannon.com/

    Christine Daigle - https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/

    D. Eric Maikranz - https://ericmaikranz.com/

    The Reincarnationist Papers - https://mybook.to/ReincarnPaper

    Best of BookTook - https://bestofbooktok.com/

    The Author Life: A Limited Edition Podcast Series Featuring Jeff Elkins - https://theauthorlife.transistor.fm/

    J. Thorn’s Rubrics for Writers - https://theauthorlife.com/free-tools/

    Proudly sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://kobowritinglife.com/ and Atticus - https://www.atticus.io/ and Ghostwriting University - https://www.ghostwritinguniversity.com/

    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep

    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com

    Audio production by Geoff Emberlyn - http://www.emberletter.com/

    Website Design by Word & Pixel - http://wordandpixel.com/

    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/

    *Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.


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    • 48 min
    The one where Tim Waggoner explains why teaching is a gateway drug to learning.

    The one where Tim Waggoner explains why teaching is a gateway drug to learning.

    Author and teacher Tim Waggoner knows the secrets to refining your writing skill through educating others. During his time as a creative writing professor at Sinclair College, he’s gained a fuller understanding of writing techniques, character-writing psychology, and the editing process. Tim has published more than 50 novels over two decades and is a winner of the Bram Stoker Award and finalist for many others. His latest novel, A Hunter Called Night, is available for preorder on May 9.

    From Amazon.com:

    Tim Waggoner’s first novel came out in 2001, and he’s published close to fifty novels and seven collections of short stories since. He writes original fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins. His novels include Like Death, considered a modern classic in the genre, and the popular Nekropolis series of urban fantasy novels. He’s written tie-in fiction for Supernatural, Alien, Grimm, the X-Files, Doctor Who, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Transformers, among others. His articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest, Writer’s Journal, and Writer’s Workshop of Horror. He’s won the Bram Stoker Award and been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award, the Scribe Award, and the Splatterpunk Award. In addition to writing, Tim is also a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:

    How Tim picked up teaching
    How to communicate to writing students
    How to take advantage of luck

    Links:
    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/

    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/

    Zach Bohannon - https://zachbohannon.com/

    Christine Daigle - https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/

    Tim Waggoner - https://www.timwaggoner.com/index.htm

    A Hunter Called Night - https://books2read.com/HunterNight

    Best of BookTook - https://bestofbooktok.com/

    The Author Life: A Limited Edition Podcast Series Featuring Jeff Elkins - https://theauthorlife.transistor.fm/

    J. Thorn’s Rubrics for Writers - https://theauthorlife.com/free-tools/

    Proudly sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://kobowritinglife.com/ and Atticus - https://www.atticus.io/ and Ghostwriting University - https://www.ghostwritinguniversity.com/

    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep

    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com

    Audio production by Geoff Emberlyn - http://www.emberletter.com/

    Website Design by Word & Pixel - http://wordandpixel.com/

    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/

    *Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.


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    • 55 min

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