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"amos decker" Discussed on Gambling With an Edge
"So now we have a reason to get married. Okay, thank you. We're out of questions for now. So send them in. We like doing these shows and actually rich and I both learned something while we're doing the show and sometimes we have to look up stuff. So keep sending it to gambling with an edge at Gmail dot com. Richard, as a Twitter account, we each have email addresses which are fairly widely known. So keep them in and we'll try doing this. At the end of our show, we frequently have a recommended section. So Richard, do you have something to recommend to our audience today? Yeah, I've changed it at the last minute. So I recommend it. Yeah, yeah, I have to. But don't let me forget what I was going to recommend this week for next week. But a podcast, Colin Jones has a blackjack apprenticeship podcast and the most recent one he has on two people who have sued casinos successfully were abused by casinos, egregiously, and they've kind of taken it upon themselves to be of help, I guess one of the guys finished law school and it is working on his bar exam or something. But anyway, for table games players, it's definitely an interesting listen. And I forgot what the name of it is, but we will put it in the show notes. So check that out. It's the blackjack apprenticeship podcast. It's interesting. We'll link to the specific episode. The one guy, I mean, basically was chained to a bench for like 6 hours and there is a video of it on YouTube, and he managed to record with his phone, the audio. So it makes for interesting listening. And watching. Interesting that you say studying for your bar exam and this is about being barred from casinos and oh well, my recommendation is David mal daci series in order. Now I've mentioned earlier that I've been a big fan of David, but novels. Previously, I read them pretty much in the order they came out, and he comes out with like two a year. But he has several series and they're largely but not entirely independent of each other. There's a John puller series where he's an army criminal investigator with a brother who is falsely accrued accused of treason and he has a father who was his famous general, but now has Alzheimer's. There's a real series where their paid assassin for the CIA. There's an Amos decker series where a football injury gave him unusual powers and liabilities, and there are several other series well. And so when I read them before, I just read whatever book came along, and it would take a while to get back in and put together all the pieces. So now I'm going back and on audio tape listening to the series and orders, all the John puller books in a row and then in all the row being real books in a row, and I'm getting a whole lot more out of the books than I did the first time around. I read them not that long ago, but it's an entirely new experience, and I'm enjoying it. All right.
"amos decker" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"That corner order it so i came up by on tax. I wanted to put the pieces where they needed to be. I knew that i wanted it to be on. The war for various reasons were important and it was just. It was great for me to be able to construct this. Because i wanted to make this town. You know under the thumb one family one man in pieces that i thought were important to the scope of the. Yeah no it was good. I thought maybe that was an earlier description. What they call the law. You know the same with cisco area You baytown get tight there But you talk about being a false paradise Which in a way it was because you know we had the. I love the midnight moods further description for clubs. You know so. And that's where all the bad guys were hanging out. And everything i let let's do this In a few minutes we have left. I usually talk a little bit writing life with authors. You've written a lot of books How many books you up to now. David i think is going gonna come out in spring with gambling man. I think that's number fifty resulting in young adults so I love to do. I just don't see another teacher. What's the most number books she released in a year. Three three and that was the year that one good came up. I one good deed. As i said when i was sitting up in toronto my publisher might somebody who loves writing this book. So i wrote it in a coupla monse and send it up to people and they were like oh my god. Where did this come from. They slaughtered in the summer. So i had a spring book. Several console book That's i think that's my limit. I don't write with other people on goes. Write my books just me. There's no way. I'm going to be reading three books a year. Books is a lot of work myself. But that's the most overdone in a year and asking. I did you bounce between series or when you get to a series. Do you like to write another book right. After the first book in the series. And i guess a follow up to that is so many series. How do you keep the characters straight in your head well. Luckily i created this sound. Like i wouldn't get sure kids and all that but you're actually right about the series we this damn series readers martin and built in audience. It is important to have come out on a regular basis so a new name. A mystere pine or out archer by needed to be consistent in publishing. Those books was wasn't gonna wait two or three years into books. So i tried to slop them. So that audience would build net character become familiar resonate with an important that i keep in mind that it might publishing schedule that i have to make sure we're gonna talk for those characters as i felt that audience and you mentioned amos decker. I really enjoyed the memory man series. I can't davis hard for me to keep up with The number of books put out rating. While i was practicing law but i did read the mem- memory man the first one series and i read another one that series and then jumped over and a red john. Polar who's the combat veteran. And the best you know the. He's a military investigator and i'm just thinking you're you're writing faster than keep reading when i've got a real real job here. Well devote my entire life to finish a book. It's not like i'm relieved. I wanna go off the subject fun. I'm just thinking my god what's next you know. Just jump right back into. It's an obsession with me. It's not so much job. Occupations this session so too. Thanks jumped out at me on the advance reader copies when look at the back the acknowledgments i think you mentioned seventy five to one hundred people's names in your knowledge it's and it just made me start to think about how you know. Some people might figure that writing and publishing is a solitary venture but it sounds like it takes a lot of people to do what you what you do. Can you speak to that absolutely i. Sometimes i tell my publishers easy. I have to write the stories. They had all of these people that have their job is to take root delivered to the rest of the world in that takes a lot of really highly talented hiding specialized. Tally motivated people. And i think everybody from the people who actually you know. Print the books. The people delivered the books. People publicize folks market the books. People get other readers interested who can build audience around the world in. Its takes a lot of people in order to do particularly age. Now there's so much competition not just from other books but just from the internet smartphones video stream. Talk tiktok you know. Apparently human beings to only be entertained. that's great for bob a-list um so it at i. I always think these people every book. Just because i know vital to what i do the other thing i saw inside cover is talking about the The marketing plans the national advertising campaign. The radio satellite tour the other. So how much of that Occupies your time to even had you balanced that between your writing Life and your promotional life. So i have to pick my battles on that and let the promotional campaigns and all that i get involved only to the extent that if i'm going towards year with cobra have been so i'll pick the places when they sent me a spreadsheet every year when i was touring all like three hundred places that what made it. I can't go to places and they like here's having to be there. Here's timmy books. So i'll take a few from there. Maybe try to rotate bought for a while but the rest of the stuff like the digital campaigns where they're gonna place the ads and all that really. I leave that up to that. They know that. But i do. I will ads now. Might have some input. I had input on one. They're going to be doing for gamma man. Make a few tweaks. Adduced spend a lot of time on the covers. I do a lot of input on the covers and a lot of back and forth with publishes on that gun or that. I promise amir importance and i think somebody sees i want them to. I wanted to be as good as story really because it represents a Very first page. But you will to pick your battles. I tell aspiring writers. Don't advocate your career to somebody else. Nobody will care more career than you so you can delegate but don't advocate Because in the advocate you're going to apply years now and ask yourself what they all have career. You have to sort of be on top but at the same time Do they do when the decisions are very important decision in critical and you need to have input and you need to have done the study in the knowledge about industry or going to get really good feedback because that feedbacks and be critical your career. That's great advice Asked this question. Sometimes since you have reached this milestone of fifty bucks We just reached a milestone this month of two hundred podcast episodes with author. So you're you're part of that group thank you very much for participating yet and But it but here's the question If you tell your younger riding self something that person who is struggling to write that first novel while you're practicing law something of value that you've learned Sense then could you boil it down anything in particular absolutely at the time people who want to sit down and write a book ninety nine for some people never finish it may right twenty eight hundred pages run out of gas why they picked the wrong subject to write about in. Wouldn't they kick. They take the trend. I.