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"edward willett" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

02:34 min | 4 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on The Worldshapers

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"edward willett" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

07:24 min | 5 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"And then really you know if i hadn't gone afghanistan. I'm not sure. If i would be a writer but just some of the stuff that i saw on experienced felt over there really had no way of dealing with it when i came home and so you know kind of turning back to this thing that started before i left. Afghanistan helped me help me just discovering almost by accident. This form foremost of therapy and the the'discovery in so that was intriguing and then again you know i just had fun with it so i kept going so i think that's why i write is You know there's there's story that. I want to tell their and on a day to day basis just makes me a better person. So it's kind of this positive feedback. But i think that does tie into you. Know why does humanity right. Why don't we tell stories. I think you know we're all telling ourselves our own story every day You know if you want to change your life trajectory just telling yourself a different story now. That sounds glib but you know if the story you're telling yourself is i'm a nobody and i. You know. I have a dead end job. I'm not going anywhere and this is all there is well. That's all you're going to be but if you took yourself this is the hardest. Second act i i. You know i'm the character. That's that's has my back against the wall. And this is the point where i rediscover this new thing that. I didn't realize i had kate within me. And that's gonna help me overcome this. Well maybe you're gonna go back to school and learn a different trade. Maybe you're going to fight for that promotion that you didn't think was possible. There's all these different things that you can do to yourself. And so i think as humans were natural storytellers. Even even those us who think we are creative at all that we have a creative bone in their body every day. We're telling ourselves a story. We're just probably not aware of can tap into that internal narrative and then you can change it and that becomes powerful and i think writers throughout history have known that whether they were writing history of others before them. They still had a point of view that they were trying to make come across. I mean tacitus is reading about the germans. A bunch of other people but really what he's writing about is his own roman society of times that he hates for trying to reasons. It was you change. And i think that's all of us inside where you know kind of rating radi matt out what we want to see and what we'd like to tell end so some of us put pen to paper and some of its don't but i think we're all doing that and then the final question you know fantastical. It's kind of a chicken and the thing. I think you know my parents introduce me to star trek at a agent. So i was watching that when i was little Mentioned see us in the listen a bunch of others. So i don't know if i hadn't read as early on have come to fantasy eventually. I'm not sure. But i think you know. A lot of stephen king describes the fiction as extraordinarily people doing ordinary things and genre as ordinary people. Doing extraordinary things. I think that's probably unfair to literary fiction but but at the same time. I think there is some truth there. I think seen people putting people that look like us that talk like attacked like us. They're you know not necessarily special at the beginning and then you don't fantasy often. They're they're finding out that they are a special throughout the story so that's kind of successful foment but ultimately you know through seeing them struggle in extraordinary ways against utah. Existential crisis is that we don't fish ourselves. I think it does let us tie that back to those ordinary everyday. Struggles though and you know feel like. Hey if randolph. Were can you know become the dragon reborn in face down the dark one then i can go to work tomorrow and i can face. You know this term paper. That's due if i'm in college or you know i can face this side this marriage that's falling apart or all these different difficulties that we're feeling. I really think that writing is a form of therapy whether whether we mean to be or not. And so you know rating those and reading those types of fantastical stories helps us face the ordinary everyday challenges of life. And what fantastical story are you working on now. Yeah so. I have my next series. Were were out pitching right now. Hopefully we'll be. We will be picked up. But it's about this fantasy world trying to rebuild from this far future post-apocalyptic wasteland In their best hope rests on these majors called runic. Use split based magic ken. So there is radiation strewn cities route ruled by cenci and a fe. There's clans of uplifted guerrillas called desert per game. There's god's with strange magic and there vying for the hearts of people and nations and so throughout all the tension there's these characters that are Are rude necks in their own people their their own. Magicians are go mad and start leveling cities and so it's about this group of brunettes called justice who tasked with stopping them and finding out. What's beyond their. What's behind their madness and sort of like an x. Men of injuries meets the matrix. So that's the next big series. I'm working on and hopefully gets picked up and You know you're talking about a couple of years. It sounds very cool. And where can people find you online. Yes brian van load the. I'm on twitter at that handle on instagram Probably on twitter to which for my own good but if you want to reach out of always happy to talk and then my websites the same ryan van loan dot com and i post a lotta updates as well. Thanks so much for For this chat. That was great. I i certainly enjoyed it. I hope you did too. Yeah this is awesome. Thanks for having me this. This is a lot of fun and this will be out to well people who are listening to this. The book is already out because there's no way this goes live before tomorrow. When it goes with the puck comes out as we're recording this but this should be on just a few days after it comes out so go go buy it there. How's that for a make plea for money for you. I love it so thanks a lot. Thanks again to ryan van loan for that great conversation. I really enjoyed that. And i hope you did too. There are many more great conversations coming up. I think violent milan is up next. I've got josh upon. Matere coming up and david lists so some more great authors and there's others that are also in the not too distant future that have already been arranged so i'm looking forward to all of those just reminder that to you can find the world shapers online at the world shapers dot com where you can find all of the past episodes to listen to you can find it on twitter at the world shapers and you can find it on facebook out to the world shapers you can find me. Online at edward willits dot com. That's my main website. I also have an online store. Edward willett shop dot com or you can buy autographed copies of my books. You can find me on twitter at e willett e. I l. l. e. t. t. And find me on instagram. At edward willett author. And find me on facebook at agra dot willett. Because i missed that memo about having the same handle for all of your social media apparently show it shot up our press dot com as i said and also on twitter at shadow pop press and on facebook at shadow pop press and i need to mention again. That this podcast. The world shakers. Podcast is part of the.

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"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV  Your Mind's Best Friend

MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

04:18 min | 10 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

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"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV  Your Mind's Best Friend

MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

07:03 min | 10 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

"That will depend on. The publisher daw uses great authors. Some of the best in the field have done some of my stephane martiniere multiple hugo award winners. Done a couple of my covers So they're finding great artists. I'm fortunate with dawn that i do get some input. We'll talk about what scenes might work on the cover or the image might be and a couple of times. I've had a chance to look at the cover art and say you know that's not quite right. Can we change that and usually most. These artists are working digitally. So it's not. Like they have to repaint something like they would have at one time so on on that's idolaters after it of course for my self published a fine response on whatever that means Some of the stuff. I'm republishing already. Had an artist from another publisher that works. now come to me and i got to keep that artwork. Some of that I commissioned one for that just came out and saw myself i. I was an art minor in university. And i have a fairly good eye for design i think And if it's something that. I think i can do a decent job on something that i'm happy with that i will. I will create the cover myself. So it's a mixture depending on what the book is and what the needs are i. I almost always dissuade people. From 'cause i've been and i actually have done that. And i punched myself in face over It's the idea of doing my own coverage from cd covers artwork coverage for music and stuff. I think too close to it sometimes and at sometimes Although you sure you have your best instincts. I think for the success of it sometimes. Collaboration is a necessary thing. Too hard for me. And i'm not. I'm not in any way china's as you should do that. I'm just saying for me it. I know that's been a real hard lesson for me to learn it sometimes i. I'm not the best person to do it. All and kind of step back like the shapers of world's books as so. It's not like i'm doing my own artwork. I'm finding good artwork. That will work for the cover. Advocates the shapers of world's books. It's a particular artist. I can't remember. His daughter goes to him or her on shutterstock. Who does great sort of generic looking science fiction. He scenes and i've used that artwork. Sandra shutterstock image on the cover. But then i do all the texts layout and and all that kind of great later bring this back to where we can end it. Now you're talking about shapers of the wealth. Now defy a kickstarter fundraiser. Fun fun fun. Started a kick starter campaign that ten days away where people are gonna find that. Because i know you generally in advance. It's a little bit difficult to kind of promote this stuff so for people and this will be out tomorrow. They'll have nine days advance notice on way to get involved in this. Have they where they find it If you just go to kickstarter and there is a prelaunch page up now as if you If you searched on kickstarter shapers of world's presumably both this one end the previous one will will come up at. This is the one that has launched yet and there is a u. r. l. which i sat up which is a revealed one. So it's it's a bit lee wants so it's bit dot l. y. Slash shapers of world to re with the numeral to Should work. I hope i got that right. I will find it and put it in the description to make it easy for people. I did not know there was already a u. r. l. established for it. That's a good thing Great stuff Edward thank you for your time and insight. Today i appreciate this morning. You know and If you want if you're so inclined to to help try to push this stuff if you wanna talk entities officers and tell them you know mine doug will help you a promote this thing you wanna you wanna get on his podcast To keep keep it out there. Keep it in fresh in people's minds I think that would help both of us. So but i think i'll send them an email and let them know that you're they're willing so well. Thank you so much for for this time. Today was a great success. Thanks for coming and keep in touch when you when you book Come that and twenty twenty two now you you're planning on Please come back and we'll help you promote the launch of that too towns. Great thank you back you bye. This episode is brought to you by put me in the story put me in the story creates personalized for kid by taking bestselling children's picture books and well up characters and allowing you to create personalized books that make your child the star of the story alongside their favorite characters. Save twenty five percent storewide when you click the link on mine dog. Tv dot com and use the code. Save twenty five. We're also sponsored by the lovely lovely asia online stop for modern irresistible and affordable women's clothing. 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"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV  Your Mind's Best Friend

MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

07:19 min | 10 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

"At saying what if something different happened in the past wow. I imagined resurrection being on an iphone video and be coming on facebook Well i think that would would surprise a few people. I gotta check that book out. Now you got me interested in it I tend to lump authors in with every other creative endeavor. And i think i'd probably do that. Roy wrongly It seems to me. And i can see that. Bhai your shapers of world volume one and volume two That there is a greater Comradery support system Cooperation attitude between authors than the necessarily would be between filmmakers musicians. Comedians other people in the creative arts seem to be a little more backbiting and competitive and all it is is the author world competitive. I guess it is in a way but only because you're all competing for the same readers but it's not like i'm also an actor i've done a modicum of professional stage work over the years and it's not the same thing is not the kind of competition. Get his actors. Where every tearing you audition. You're up against dozens or hundreds of other people that you're you know if if you don't win you don't get that job and you're back working at starbucks so I think there is a different level competition. There in i presume in the music industry competing for i would. I don't know i think there's more camaraderie in the music industry. Maybe you'd know more about that. The grandma batches they there are cliques. There are cliques of people who get along but outside of that click. There's a lot of back stabbing and a lot of you know bad talker and it's the same way in stand up comedy too. I mean it's it can be brutal like there are people who who grabbed gravitate together but for common protection almost like a primeval Support system to protect us against the the bad tribes And there's a lot of that in both in music and stand up comedy and filming. I would say in writing there. Is that as well. Because people are people than they will form tribes and they will. There will be people who they are convinced starry. Evil and carnage. Don't want to have anything to do. You know. I just think that's human nature. Unfortunately but in general. I think writers perhaps a little less than than actors of these switches. The only other one. I have any sort of close connection to well you. You mentioned acting but also involved in music because i noticed And by the way off. I had the a url scrolling across the bottom. There isn't lincoln the description. Edward willett dot com. There is a link in the navigation to psycho music and it seems to be some stuff where you and friends are singing are. Are you involved in music as a A series professional thing or is it just a hobby Well when i've done theater i've done opera. And i've done musical theater so and that when you know i haven't done a lot of professional over the years but i've done some and so yeah. I'm a professional singer than that way. i've sung a lot with high level. Choirs like the canadian chamber choir. Which is a nationally audition choir. I've sung with that I've sung with a very local choir. That sort of that level. So i do a lot of that. I do a lot just for fun So it's it's a. It's a bit of a mix. It's not something. I pursued as a great way to make money professionally on stage. Well it's like it's like being an author if you get into it solely for making money you're going to be solely disappointed only disappointed. The acting site is. I did not want that. I toyed with the idea of pursuing at one point but You know it's everything you do you audition and you don't get the work. And they're huge gaps in between and and you're you can't especially in stage acting which is what i would probably have been drawn into. You know six weeks here six weeks there and you don't really have a home your always traveling to the next gig in the next city. Unless you're lucky enough to be on broadway and even then you're only there as long as the show run so it's a very uncertain lifestyle and you know unlike writing which is We are up against the hour. And i want to be respectful of your time. A couple of questions left here Now i noticed You mentioned Eddie will it Easy blake Why what what. Why didn't need for that for that. There's actually another lee. Arthur chain is another one of my aware that one it book about because of my part because i write poussin chicks and fantasy so my first two books three books for d'abre science fiction. They said well fantasy selling better right now in your book in all greg. Why don't you send you wanna a switch to we want you to switch fantasy. So i became arthur chain wrote a fantasy novel hba for one book and then my next one i proposed was a very different kind of fantasy novel. It was almost why a the fifteen year old protagonist and well. Maybe you need another suited him for that to separate you from these other two personas and so i became easy. Blake for a trilogy called the massive agreement which is actually my most successful book at first when masks under that pseudonym and then after that it was like well you science fiction again. So when i write science-fiction. I'm edward willett but i write fantasy. I so far for dive had another thing. That's interesting because i was going and you answered the question. And i answered it away. That surprised me. I would think that it would hurt your brand in necessarily hurt your Your sales I think people get used to buying from a an author in it so it would just confuse me about that but i guess it works at whatever. Works you stick with it. It's it's a marketing thing and it also had to do with bookstores. and what they would order from. You know a an author's writing science fiction would they order a fantasy novel by ham or if he had but if you have a new author writing a fantasy novel it's i just did what the publisher wanted to write. I want to talk a little bit about the publishing stuff. And and then. I'll let you go here now Because you book just are i. I don't want this to sound. Like i'm putting other people that you books from the cover perspective seem super professionally level up of a lot of from a lot of what i'm saying and there's this cliche right That we've all heard so many times you can't you book by its cover but so many people do now working as a self publisher. I think people Kind of struggle with putting the cover together. Are you involved with your coverage at all. Does your when you when you're dealing with a high level publisher like you. Are they take care of all of that for you. All the marketing stuff all of stuff. That's going to help make that book. A success. the lab any any input on.

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"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV  Your Mind's Best Friend

MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

08:16 min | 10 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

"As a very important part of the being visible D- do I know you probably not now in the in the time of Pandemic and all that stuff. But did you do a lot of Public book signings. And get to know your audience. That i do and i can. But i'm located in cisco chairman and it's expensive to travel anywhere and it's not. I'm not getting sent out on book tours by publisher i'm not that level of author But i do conventions. I'll do local book signings for sure if i'm going somewhere And there's an opportunity to go to a bookstore and set up a signing. I will sometimes do that. i'm books. Bookstore sightings can be Can be sold destroying. Actually because you're there you've got your display you've got all your books and people come in and they deliberately don't look at you as they walk by. They don't wanna make eye contact with this. Strange person. Sitting with their books locally. Some of these people know me. They don't wasn't nobody will stop and say hi. And i i do what. I've done quite a bit of Here locally and we have had. I don't know if they're coming back or not a couple of comic con style conventions and i'll actually set up a table there and i have enough books. I could do a very impressive spread of books. And it looks like a bookstore other mind and i have nice posters and all that stuff and i'll set that up and i'll often sell you know i dunno thousand dollars worth of books on a weekend Having table at one of those conventions. So i'd like to do that. And that's also another great way to reach out to people in to collect. I'll collect emails addresses for a draw. And then those people get an invitation to be on my regular email newsletter. So there's all these tricks and and stuff that you try to do to get visible. I don't do the number i'm not. I'm not an author to get sit on tours and people line up around the block to come in and get their side. I'm not neil gaiman mark. George remark somebody like that. I surprisingly find out people who are first time office and they love doing it. Because you know you like to get some recognition. Even if it's one or two people telling me that they really enjoyed your book. You mentioned con comic con now. Is that crossover. I would think there is because when you before when you were talking about who. They started out in a short story primarily in like the fifties. And what what we were talking about. I remember The case for you of by boris. Jeff jeff was like a a comic book sci-fi book in a lot of those books that i read as a young man were very had very comic book feel to him. Sci-fi book Is there a big crossover or Common ground between comic con enthusiasts and saifi audience. I'm not sure if you do go to one of these. There will be a few people trying to sell their books about. The book's tables are very small part of anything. Like i went the biggest. One i've ever been to was Seat to e to. I think it's called comic con and entertainment expo in chicago. And i went and i was on a panel with some other penguin random house why authors and the panel was quite successful but we ran a big room and it was nowhere near full for us on like if we had been actors or something But in that entire massive it was the biggest display floor. I'd been on its. I'm sure pales compared to new york comic con or are san diego that it was huge and There was one maybe. One section had books. I think penguin had a little booth and otherwise it was all comics and media related stuff and everything like that. I'm just not sure how much crossover there is. Okay and dijana itself. And the things you write about. That had to have changed a huge way over a lifetime because of the advances in science and what we understand about science. So i'm and i'm looking at the lot of your covers. Seems a space of course as we would expect is a huge part of it To me it seemed like it dominate. You know the idea of the world's and and Outer space in general. Is there a portion of sci-fi that is More earthly oh absolutely in fact. There's lots of writers who never venture into outer-space they'll right near future or if they ventured outer space. It's on a on a more realistic here to the moon. Kind of thing But lots of bought science fiction written just about Near future on earth. I think of What that's been that way for a long time but robert j sawyer's when he has written outer space adventure but a lot of his books are and he he does tons of research does a very closely extrapolated look at the near future or perhaps one scientific element that might influence things And there's lots of writers who who do that But space certainly still has kind of a soft spot in every site. Six writers heart. I think and i think you you touched on it when you said about other worlds because science fiction is really about writing about a world that is not ours however you get their space is just a mechanism to set up another world somewhere. That can have completely different rules so if you put it out in outer space that gives you a reason that this world exists. If it's a multi verse that's another reason. You can have this other world but even if you're writing near fifty near near future science fiction you're not writing about our world really you're writing about another version of world a different world and the way you get there just happens to be by the passage of a little bit of time in some technological advances that you think might happen. The key part is that other worlds science. Fiction is about a different version of this world or an entirely different world in that that kind of thought experiment of if the world were different. What if what. If is the big science fiction question. Why defend if this goes on those two cough. I i've always been. I'll use the word obsessed Just a huge fan of time travel stories but my my affinity is not necessarily future thinking. I i'm i'm a very nostalgic and on the i love Certain periods of time. That i would like to go back to its travel A big part like sub-genre of of time travel Sifi ever since h. g. wells. Who came up with the idea began. Yeah but you normally thinking right not not not passed linking. I actually think most time travel stories. Take people back into the past as a more likely way for them to go I i. I can't speak too much to it because i don't know what's currently being written by people who are writing time travel stories. I have written when there is of course a whole section of science fiction that somehow gets classified as science fiction. which is the alternate history. Second where you take you go back in time and you alter one thing and then see how the world develop from there so again. It's a different. So if the south one the civil war or if you know hitler when the second world war those are some biggies that have been done can be. It can be much others. One next to helen. Dale who's better known as a kind of a political commentator but she's written alternate history about if rome had developed modern technology at the time of christ. How would that story have played out in a world where you had you know mass media and technology and stuff like that. So that's that always gets called science fiction. Although it's it's kind of odd it's because it's not extrapolated the future all.

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"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV  Your Mind's Best Friend

MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

07:40 min | 10 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

"Complain if they get a thick book full of great stories. No absolutely absolutely if you have to carry it. Sometimes they won't be that bad okay. Matthew uses the only one i can think of. I can see on there. That i remember being on this program and of course you But the others. I haven't you please if if you're so inclined. Please tell them. Come here and we'll help you. Each one of them can help promote shapers of world's volume to if they if they come on the program we can have him on one time just ads for more promotion of it So a who. Who is the Who the actual audience that. That's going to be kind of supporting the kick. Funders kickstarted i could have. I get confused with a gofundme kickstarter. And all those. I'll who's the audience that kind of get behind this these people who would just live and die for a reading science science scifi fantasy stuff or is it. I mean who has. It is a publisher's backer. Certain are people who know the authors and went to see a new story by that author and probably if they no one of these authors. They're likely to no other of these authors and will want to see new fiction by these authors. I mean people won't sometimes support a book like this just to get that one new story by that went offer. I know in the first one. Tanya huff road up a short story said in one of her fantasy worlds that people really liked did not think there are a couple of backers at said they were backing it specifically because they wanted that that new story from montana. So you'll get your some of that at the backers level once it goes into commercial release. I can't tell people are buying the first one. I sell a few copies every day. Just about and I presume they are people who like science fiction short story short story and novel. Readers are often different. Set people to die and that's interesting. I think you're You're right about that. I think it's because of the a certain segment of the audience just does is doesn't wanna commit to a novel. When i started reading. I was all about short stories and i was reading. Science fiction devoured books of short books search stories. I think no i do. I still have your my desk. Two copies of this. This is not much cover i. Under a treasury of great science fiction edited by. Anthony boucher published by doubleday in about the time i was born while was published in nineteen fifty nine so this anthology of science fiction came out the same year i was born. And there's another book of the second volume the same thickness back there on my shelf summer so i was a huge readers of short fiction and at one point that was really heart of the science fiction fantasy world. There were no novels The first science fiction novels even published until the fifties in the short story. Magazines had been going for you. Know thirty years by that time So that's really. There was a time when it was the heart. Now i think oh allowed readers come to it more. On the novel size. They wanted sink into a world for a long time and they perhaps fine short stories just short. That's a different my. It's also like writers short short story. Writers novel writers. Some people tend to naturally gravitate to one and some tend to naturally gravitate to the other. I put out a book of short stories but it had taken me thirty years to write a short stories in the collected together. Because i just didn't think. I'm nineteen fifty-nine Baby too so get to know another one so but has the audience for fight changed In our lifetime. Because i'm i'm thinking it was mostly all male dominated when when we were young I'd met. I don't know any of that but i'm wondering if you do. I can't say. I suspect that was the case. Certainly there were far more mail. Writers there were. There have been female writers in the field. Right from the beginning but They often wrote under ambiguous pen. Names like c. L moore Well famous one now. The name is escaping me So james tip tree. Junior was actually woman So there were there. Were cases like that But certainly know. For as long as i've been alive in the sixty seventies and so forth it has it has spread out more than that then. I don't think in fact if anything. I would suspect there are more women. Maybe more women readers of science fiction fantasy are men right now. I really have no way to know. I haven't seen any any We'll add statistics. That's always surprising to me. That authors aren't more tuned into the number. I know it's harder to track. That stuff i mean especially in the old world in brooklyn Brick and mortar. Where people buying books from barnes and noble oil going into a a brick and mortar store and buying books. It was harder to track exactly. Who your demographics were but in just about every other creative field. People are hyper aware of who their audiences. Who's buying the stuff who their demographics are and a most of the authors. I talked to don't do that. Kind of deep digging in analytics to find out who their customers are. The only way you really notice from book signings emails and reviews he right. Yeah i just can't tell i don't. I don't even know how i would go about trying to do that. i'm not going to well. Yeah i have a have a mailing a newsletter. But i don't ask anything except for an email address i would think you publish you would have or at least track it. I mean i if pilot like marketing one on one. No will you audiences. That's it's just surprising to me that so many authors Don't ever even ask those questions. And when i asked him they're like wow that's changing asking me who my old by my book. I don't know. I don't i mean it's even if you know who's buying them. You don't know who's reading them in libraries. I mean that's that's too. And so. When is that again. And i hate to kind of always keep it on the financial stuff. Be but so. Many spying arthur's are so focused on on the financial success. Part of it. I wanna be financial success. Not necessarily rich and famous. Just be able to support myself as a writer Does putting it in a library and making it available for free. I think that probably helps you. Chances of being a successful financially successful writer. No it or does it hurt. I would think well. It certainly helps end canada because we have something called the public lending rights commission. Which if you any author can sign up for it and they pull libraries and if they find your book on the shelf they pay you a certain amount of money for it and caps out at This year at capped out at forty five hundred dollars to an author if you found enough books in libraries to get to that amount So i have books that had sold. No they've been out for thirty years they're not selling their from the really bad publisher that i make no money on whatsoever. Make a little bit of money every year because they're in libraries. So in canada is really really nice to have them in libraries and the fact they're my babies means people can find them and if they find them maybe they will look for another book of your so. I think being in libraries.

Matthew thirty years Anthony boucher Two copies forty five hundred dollars Tanya huff second volume fifties first one nineteen fifty-nine c. L moore Each one gofundme one point seventies first science nineteen fifty nine james tip tree brooklyn This year
"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV  Your Mind's Best Friend

MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

22:21 min | 10 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

"On without bogging down with a long lecture and you know i've been guilty that occasionally and i think most writers have where you somehow arranged for there to be a lecture or or something where somebody explaining stuff that you need your characters to know. But it's always it's always a challenge and you just have to make sure that there's enough there for the reader to feel comfortable and not lost andrew. Heft as you were just saying you know you want it to be consistent so that when something happens the reader doesn't go wait a second completely contradicts what you told me the earlier part of the book and then there likely to just you know. Throw the book across the room or something at so with with that in mind That's that's a tricky kind of a thing to you. Don't wanna bore them with trying to teach them the rule. So you have to be creative in in the way you Approach that now. I talked to so many authors on here in the process is always different amateur. You have experienced this two and a lot of people have the idea. The whole story thought out ahead before they write a single word. Lot of people outline or put post it notes and all. It's what is when it comes to you. Do you start with in your head. I think thinks the whole story did. Are you one of the people like what we call what i guess By the pants who just put a piece of white paper there and starts typing away. Has it where. I'm a bit between and again on my podcast. That you mentioned the world shapers. I asked this question all the time. And i get completely different answers from developing And my mind is a bit most of my books now for dom in new york. I'm selling from a synopsis. I don't have to write the book first and then trying to sell the book. So i write five to ten well. It's probably more like tin single spaced pages. Kind of outlining how i see the story. So i'm thinking through the whole story of my head. But then when i start writing i may never look at that again and mike the book i'm working on now. Which is my next one for donald. She'll be out in. Twenty twenty two is called. The tangled stars insists big sprawling space opera thing. And i have a sketch like that. But as i've been writing it The characters are taking it in different directions and characters propaganda nowhere that i didn't know i was going to need a writing about them. So i'm kind of in the middle of that pancer at plotter a dichotomy The most extreme version. I know in my own. Podcast others not the name peter v brett. Who's a bestselling authors books. Called the demon cycle. I think it's called and He writes massive hundred and fifty page outlines before he starts writing actual book and then just basically fills in around that outline and then there's another bestselling author kandara blake whom writes wii fiction. And she's as all now she just start it. Just whatever works for you yeah. Recently i had a lot of people who just start with a blank page. And and just and i can never the bravery. It takes to do that sometimes. I i i guess not. Because you don't necessarily have to show it to somebody but i would. I would be terrified by that. Like i have no idea. I'm just going to let my imagination. Run on a wild white canvas and all of a sudden. It's going to be a work of art by the time i'm done. I never have the face in my own creativity to do that. I have some kind of foundational idea aware. I'm gonna go with this before. I begin usually so. But you're right all those Everybody talked will have a different approach to it. And that's what fascinates me about it like So many people again you you talk about the importance of reading. But i'm wondering like you know how that plays into as how artist of unwanted developed his style from what they've read is there any correlation. Beyond like books. I've read are going to dictate my process and how i approach writing the you think there's anything to that. Well i don't think it will dictate the process of writing but it probably dictates your instincts for telling stories. You develop I think the importance of reading is that you develop a sixth sense of how stories are told and how they need to be paced writing. I just have this feeling. I'll get to the end of a scene. And i just somehow no there needs to be seen break there and i know that now i need to go over. And if it's a melting viewpoint story ninety two this viewpoint and it just and i don't think that's anything. I have consciously learned or studied that simply come because of reading all of the books that i read especially when i was growing up. When you're most impressionable and you learn things about you know characterization and what you're talking about of of getting that information out to the reader about what's going on that's what i think. The value of reading is all writers are dealing with the same set of problems in the more you read more. You see how other writers have dealt with those problems. Now how you get to that goes back to the whether you're making it up on the fine. I could write like that. I have occasionally as just right now when i'm selling books based on a synopsis obvious to have to have a synopsis so i work from that to start with Whether you start like that you start with nothing or you. Start with the massive outline. It's still the actual pacing in writing of the story. I think that you learn from all of your reading. You said the phrase now at times Selling books and i know there are some people out there listening. Who is that. What is that How do i how do i get. I find that. Is that a magic sauce Selling books first of all. Was that your goal when you when you started. And and secondly when most of the aspiring authors. I talked to. That's the number one concern is. How can i sell more books. Can you talk to That in in some way. When i'm talking about when i'm talking about selling books i'm talking about selling it to the publisher who then has to worry about sell the book. Okay jerry reader. So that's a different. I mean but i also am hybrid publisher. I guess is the term they used. So i do publish some of my own stuff and yeah you know. Everybody wants to sell books but the trouble is. There's millions of people out there trying to sell for books of. I don't have any magic sauce. If i did. I'd be selling more books of those than i do. On the selling to a publisher. Yeah that was always my goal. I mean i go way back. I'm i started writing in the eighties when you saw the type everything out and put it in a box and mail it to the publisher and wait six months or two years to get your rejection. Slip back But that was always. My goal was to be traditionally published by one of the big six publishers. And i did eventually get there And now it's a completely different world for somebody who's starting to right now because there's so many options to publish your own material. I actually just put out a book called assignment. Avalon which i- bylined as by will it of. Because i went by eddie when i was young and this is a book. I wrote in the eighties. And my bio. For eddie willett is that he's a younger time traveling version of myself. Who came back to the future and a delorean time machine from the nineteen eighty s in order to take advantage of today's publishing opportunities. That were there when he wrote this book. Back in the nineteen eighties. So this is a book. I wrote in the eighties that i've just now put out Because i can. I know that was not an option. When i when i started and so when i was talking about selling books it was literally. That's the anybody who's going to see them. I had to sell book publisher. Who would then hopefully me for it and then publish it get it out into bookstores were It's interesting that you brought up delorean time machine. Of course it's part of workers. But just let and because i wanted to follow this idea of rejection and submitting to a publisher And just last night. I posted on facebook. That back to the future was turned down by every studio every major studio forty time. Some of them are rejected. More than twice. So this idea of submitting to a major publisher. And i think even though people have the ability to self publish now and and there's so many avenues as he said for getting published. I think going with an established publisher is probably still the best way to get respect. Still the best way to earn a living from. And i could be wrong about that. But this idea of rejection and and perseverance or whatever you wanna call the patience to stick through it and and deal with that and get it soul to a publisher That's an extraordinary quality an aspiring lots of probably needs to have this patients and being able to deal with rejection in all that stuff. Yes absolutely and Stephen king has this great book on writing. Which is largely about his process. Also getting hit van. But it's actually about this process. And i think kids in there that he says that the biggest difference between a successful author when that isn't as that the successful either just never quit There's so many times i gotta quit. I didn't celani. I started writing at started submitting for publication. I had a couple of short stories sold in there but i started sobbing novels. Republication in the early eighties and my first book came out from a lousy publisher and nineteen ninety seven. So i've for about fifty. At least fifteen years. I was writing novels and sending them out without. I'd get occasionally a nice rejection. But with selling anything that i kept writing novels and i probably had a dozen unpublished novels when i finally had one published and You know i just kept writing. So i wasn't getting a lot of positive feedback on you know from the getting published. I just didn't stop. And eventually i started to get published by veteran publishers. And now i'm up to my the tangles stars. I'm writing now will be my twelve novel for for dot books which is one of the major science fiction fantasy publisher so while i don't i don't think i'm spectacularly talented. Apparently is certainly never gave up okay. Well it's good to be humble But when we're talking about many Opportunities for publishing self publishing and all that kind of get you workout. There isn't necessarily a good thing because sometimes having too many choices can ruin things for for you and so people will self publish and and not have the marketing that a major publisher would have or any of that stuff and then get dejected. because they haven't sold a single book or less than ten books or whatever it is put all this work into. It is having too many options to publish yourself. Is that detrimental sometimes to a an author a psyche or you know drive or ambition to keep writing. I actually think it is. And of course i would say that because that's not the way i did it if i think back to. Eddy will at whose book was just now published a bad book. It probably did not deserve to be published by major publisher. It's a short funds story. That i was i was happy with at the time. And i've only lightly rewritten a to to bring out now. Had i had the ability back then to self publish stuff like that. I might never have developed because it was too easy to write something and just throw it out there as opposed to getting those rejections and trying harder the next time to be even better trying to to raise myself to a certain level that i had to get to to get published at all If i had been able to do it so simply. I might have thrown stuff out there. That in retrospect i would be unhappy with and which it never seen the light of day. And so i think there is a development thing. There that if it's too easy. I mean anything. That's too easy. You don't Perhaps if it comes to easy to you don't perhaps do the work that you need to be your absolute best. Gotcha i wanna i wanna move to this world. Shapers world-shapers thing. You have going on their by one. Invite him to. I wanna talk about that. But i i just wanna stick on this idea of Making it because You know as i mentioned mo- most of the aspiring authors of the big question. They have me in there. I'm when i get fed questions from chat rooms when we have A successful us as they will. I care about is how do i make money is that it is that a self-defeating a place to start from if you if you come matt solely from that perspective of i'm i'm getting into writing because i want to be a successful author from a financial aspect. Is that detrimental to your success. Having that your goal. I think it will drive you crazy. I think you will always be looking at the people who somehow you know. They put out one book and it goes viral. And the next thing you know. They're rolling in the dough. And you know i don't you can't focus on if you want to make money. Writing is not the way to do. I mean okay. I've got twelve books out from i've published. You know not if you count all the nonfiction. They'll children's books. Everything i've done as i said it's more than more than sixty books about the way i make a living is writing fiction and these nonfiction books. Yes but i. I do editing and i do you know. I write articles for newspapers. Anybody that wants me to write something outright at anything for a buck It'd be way easier ways to make more money than i make now and i often say my wife hates this this but my best career move. As a freelance writer was to marry an engineer. It's actually my master. Well that's pretty similar to everything. I do and i talk about music and talk about podcasting and all. I think no matter. What creative endeavour you get involved in. It's really important to have Multiple streams of income. So like you. I call myself a musician but a lot of the music i write. is for intimate commercials. That nobody would ever know that you. That's my music. It's just like stuff. That but i'll do. I'll write anything for you. Know who anybody jingles and stuff like that. And that's part of how i You know kind of support myself as having multiple streams and the same thing is true with with podcasting. I think people think they getting into it. Just for the money It's it's a hustle. It's a hassle and if you're gonna if you're gonna make any money at all you gotta have a lot of different things in water to kind of make that work interesting enough. I have Recently worked with a company that uses podcasting to write books. And it's a to me. It's a really interesting if it for mocking and so you know how napoleon hill Thinking grow rich book. Somebody discovered that that's really an interview book. So what would do is take aspiring authors People in business who want to establish a thirty for themselves and Manage a podcast for them. Do a short run podcast where they interview leaders in their field Have a copywriter come in slapped together as a book. Put it out there. It's started for them and do some extra boosting on it to get him in a amazon bestseller tag on the front of the book and all of a sudden. They're in a fiery in their field and the per the go-to so there's a lot of that going on. I just think that's just an interesting model in helping people. But i think it kind of it kind of saturates the the market for authors now and i think that's a huge issue. Where in any creative field now is saying content be saturated but the amount of content just crazy saturation. But not not all good and so with everything. I think the more the easier you make self publish all this stuff. And i know i'm rambling here. But you kind of overfill. The ocean with a lot of nuts and so becomes harder for the reader to find really quality stuff. The the agree on it. Yeah absolutely. I mean the number of books that are available now is just. It's just mind boggling and There's a couple of things going on one is that it is. It is very much easier. One is just more people around there. Were look back at it. I think my golden age probably would have been. If i've been writing pulp science fiction about nineteen thirty six or i could have done really well at that probably but now that that doesn't exist anymore and there's just there's just more people out there more people wanting to create things and it's easier to get that stuff out to people but as a result there's a huge amount of content. I could sometimes. I think you go. You got to go to some writing conferences. and there's more there's lots of writers. They're in. They're trying to sell books to each other but there's no readers they're binding books and yeah. It's it's definitely it's a different world and I would love to be somebody who was making tons of money doing it. But i'm not So yeah and i. I would have been a great rock and roll in the fifties. I think if my if i could go back in time. That's that's where. I would go. But i i think a lot of us Anybody in a creative about kind of Has an idea of this. I kinda born just a little bit out of out of my period. Where i would. I would probably prefer to be in time and space in all that but we can't use that stuff. Great crooner too. Because i have that voice. And i can sing so i'll cool. I would have been a crooner. Not a rock and roller so Tell me Hold on one second. Let me pull up. Tell me about this thing. Shapers of world by two. now. I know that Since it's a violent to via way exactly as well of course. We talked about the podcast. I started that at the same time as world-shapers started the series. That's why the names are so similar. It's called the world shapers. And i am a former As i said journalists newspaper reporter and i've also hosted my own. Tv and radio programs over the years. So i had these interviewing skills. I thought you know this seems like a time had always thought about a podcast. But i'd never done it. And i thought well i know some writers and i love talking about the writing process. Why don't i contact some of the writers that i know and see if they'd be. Guess some podcasts. So it all started. It went very well. I had major writers for my first three rajai sawyer. John scarsi tenure huff. You know i'd had people like a tad williams and the schwab and David bran and maze. Joe haldeman this amazing collection of people who are willing to talk to me about the writing process. Some of whom i've met through conventions and so forth so april of twenty eighteen I was at the annual meeting of sask books. Which is the association of catchment publishers. Which i'm a member of because of my little publishing company shadow pop press and there was a woman who came in and she talked about successfully kick starting an anthology for hurdle publishing company in winnipeg. And i listened to that and i thought you know i know some writers at a trip me wild because it was brand new. I'd never done a kickstarter and it was a bit intimidating but In march of last year. I finally ran this kickstarter for shapers of worlds which featured eighteen stories nine original and nine reprints from authors. Who were guests during the first year of the podcast and it it funded successfully. I've got fifteen thousand. Seven hundred dollars could eighty which was a bit over what i had asked for so that was great. I was able to boost my pay rate to the writers. And i brought it out through my publishing company Shadow press and You know it was successful. The authors are happy the readers who got it. We're happy. And i thought well i've been doing the podcast for another year. I'm going to do it again. And so here we are coming up march ninth planning to launch a shapers of world's volume to kickstarter asking for a little more money. Fifteen thousand canadian. Which is i don't know thirteen thousand. Us or something like that Because i have more authors. There's going to be twenty four stories more original fiction this time And you can see there. The the authors of the stood on the front cover quite an amazing collection again. And they're they're giving me lots of great backers rewards over one hundred signed books of offered his backers rewards some of them limited editions. What's called tuck rotations. Where you get your name used as a character in a story and all sorts of great stuff like that and hopefully this would work out and shapers of world's volume two will be out What happens is it goes to the backers i. There's a special paperback edition for them. And then it will be released commercially and be available in print and e book format probably about october assuming it funds so the first step is to get the funding at looks like it would probably be a huge volume with all those those authors in quite a few of them. Are you planning on having a a book this big. Well it's i'm asking them to sort of aim for five thousand words now some are going to go over that because they're authors but some will be under hopefully works out to about that s. What i'm budgeting for anyway. And it'll be so twenty four stories if they average at five thousand words one hundred and twenty thousand words which is not as kind of a normal novel lincoln. The science fiction fantasy field. The first one was a bit less than that it was under. One hundred thousand words will definitely be a bigger thicker book Than the first one on the other hand i may also reduce prince the type size just a little bit in this one to keep the the page countdown. But they ought to be a a decent sized. Nobody's gonna.

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"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV  Your Mind's Best Friend

MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

06:48 min | 10 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

"In in some way. When i'm talking about when i'm talking about selling books i'm talking about selling it to the publisher who then has to worry about sell the book. Okay jerry reader. So that's a different. I mean but i also am hybrid publisher. I guess is the term they used. So i do publish some of my own stuff and yeah you know. Everybody wants to sell books but the trouble is. There's millions of people out there trying to sell for books of. I don't have any magic sauce. If i did. I'd be selling more books of those than i do. On the selling to a publisher. Yeah that was always my goal. I mean i go way back. I'm i started writing in the eighties when you saw the type everything out and put it in a box and mail it to the publisher and wait six months or two years to get your rejection. Slip back But that was always. My goal was to be traditionally published by one of the big six publishers. And i did eventually get there And now it's a completely different world for somebody who's starting to right now because there's so many options to publish your own material. I actually just put out a book called assignment. Avalon which i- bylined as by will it of. Because i went by eddie when i was young and this is a book. I wrote in the eighties. And my bio. For eddie willett is that he's a younger time traveling version of myself. Who came back to the future and a delorean time machine from the nineteen eighty s in order to take advantage of today's publishing opportunities. That were there when he wrote this book. Back in the nineteen eighties. So this is a book. I wrote in the eighties that i've just now put out Because i can. I know that was not an option. When i when i started and so when i was talking about selling books it was literally. That's the anybody who's going to see them. I had to sell book publisher. Who would then hopefully me for it and then publish it get it out into bookstores were It's interesting that you brought up delorean time machine. Of course it's part of workers. But just let and because i wanted to follow this idea of rejection and submitting to a publisher And just last night. I posted on facebook. That back to the future was turned down by every studio every major studio forty time. Some of them are rejected. More than twice. So this idea of submitting to a major publisher. And i think even though people have the ability to self publish now and and there's so many avenues as he said for getting published. I think going with an established publisher is probably still the best way to get respect. Still the best way to earn a living from. And i could be wrong about that. But this idea of rejection and and perseverance or whatever you wanna call the patience to stick through it and and deal with that and get it soul to a publisher That's an extraordinary quality an aspiring lots of probably needs to have this patients and being able to deal with rejection in all that stuff. Yes absolutely and Stephen king has this great book on writing. Which is largely about his process. Also getting hit van. But it's actually about this process. And i think kids in there that he says that the biggest difference between a successful author when that isn't as that the successful either just never quit There's so many times i gotta quit. I didn't celani. I started writing at started submitting for publication. I had a couple of short stories sold in there but i started sobbing novels. Republication in the early eighties and my first book came out from a lousy publisher and nineteen ninety seven. So i've for about fifty. At least fifteen years. I was writing novels and sending them out without. I'd get occasionally a nice rejection. But with selling anything that i kept writing novels and i probably had a dozen unpublished novels when i finally had one published and You know i just kept writing. So i wasn't getting a lot of positive feedback on you know from the getting published. I just didn't stop. And eventually i started to get published by veteran publishers. And now i'm up to my the tangles stars. I'm writing now will be my twelve novel for for dot books which is one of the major science fiction fantasy publisher so while i don't i don't think i'm spectacularly talented. Apparently is certainly never gave up okay. Well it's good to be humble But when we're talking about many Opportunities for publishing self publishing and all that kind of get you workout. There isn't necessarily a good thing because sometimes having too many choices can ruin things for for you and so people will self publish and and not have the marketing that a major publisher would have or any of that stuff and then get dejected. because they haven't sold a single book or less than ten books or whatever it is put all this work into. It is having too many options to publish yourself. Is that detrimental sometimes to a an author a psyche or you know drive or ambition to keep writing. I actually think it is. And of course i would say that because that's not the way i did it if i think back to. Eddy will at whose book was just now published a bad book. It probably did not deserve to be published by major publisher. It's a short funds story. That i was i was happy with at the time. And i've only lightly rewritten a to to bring out now. Had i had the ability back then to self publish stuff like that. I might never have developed because it was too easy to write something and just throw it out there as opposed to getting those rejections and trying harder the next time to be even better trying to to raise myself to a certain level that i had to get to to get published at all If i had been able to do it so simply. I might have thrown stuff out there. That in retrospect i would be unhappy with and which it never seen the light of day. And so i think there is a development thing. There that if it's too easy. I mean anything. That's too easy. You don't Perhaps if it comes to easy to you don't perhaps do the work that you need to be your absolute best. Gotcha i wanna i wanna move to this world. Shapers world-shapers thing. You have going on their by one. Invite him to. I wanna talk about that. But i i just wanna stick on this idea of Making it because You know as i mentioned mo- most of the aspiring authors of the big question. They have me in there. I'm when i get fed questions from chat rooms when we have A successful us as they will. I care about is how do i make money is that.

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"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV  Your Mind's Best Friend

MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

07:57 min | 10 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

"World. You're not used to. Yeah and that's one of the great challenges of writing both science fiction and fantasy is and it also depends on the level of the reader. Who's reading it. So there are readers who loved to be plunged into a strange world without any explanation and try to figure it out as they go along There are other bidders who would get lost if that happened and it's always a challenge in writing science fiction fantasy to provide the reader with enough information so that they feel comfortable they can follow what's going on without bogging down with a long lecture and you know i've been guilty that occasionally and i think most writers have where you somehow arranged for there to be a lecture or or something where somebody explaining stuff that you need your characters to know. But it's always it's always a challenge and you just have to make sure that there's enough there for the reader to feel comfortable and not lost andrew. Heft as you were just saying you know you want it to be consistent so that when something happens the reader doesn't go wait a second completely contradicts what you told me the earlier part of the book and then there likely to just you know. Throw the book across the room or something at so with with that in mind That's that's a tricky kind of a thing to you. Don't wanna bore them with trying to teach them the rule. So you have to be creative in in the way you Approach that now. I talked to so many authors on here in the process is always different amateur. You have experienced this two and a lot of people have the idea. The whole story thought out ahead before they write a single word. Lot of people outline or put post it notes and all. It's what is when it comes to you. Do you start with in your head. I think thinks the whole story did. Are you one of the people like what we call what i guess By the pants who just put a piece of white paper there and starts typing away. Has it where. I'm a bit between and again on my podcast. That you mentioned the world shapers. I asked this question all the time. And i get completely different answers from developing And my mind is a bit most of my books now for dom in new york. I'm selling from a synopsis. I don't have to write the book first and then trying to sell the book. So i write five to ten well. It's probably more like tin single spaced pages. Kind of outlining how i see the story. So i'm thinking through the whole story of my head. But then when i start writing i may never look at that again and mike the book i'm working on now. Which is my next one for donald. She'll be out in. Twenty twenty two is called. The tangled stars insists big sprawling space opera thing. And i have a sketch like that. But as i've been writing it The characters are taking it in different directions and characters propaganda nowhere that i didn't know i was going to need a writing about them. So i'm kind of in the middle of that pancer at plotter a dichotomy The most extreme version. I know in my own. Podcast others not the name peter v brett. Who's a bestselling authors books. Called the demon cycle. I think it's called and He writes massive hundred and fifty page outlines before he starts writing actual book and then just basically fills in around that outline and then there's another bestselling author kandara blake whom writes wii fiction. And she's as all now she just start it. Just whatever works for you yeah. Recently i had a lot of people who just start with a blank page. And and just and i can never the bravery. It takes to do that sometimes. I i i guess not. Because you don't necessarily have to show it to somebody but i would. I would be terrified by that. Like i have no idea. I'm just going to let my imagination. Run on a wild white canvas and all of a sudden. It's going to be a work of art by the time i'm done. I never have the face in my own creativity to do that. I have some kind of foundational idea aware. I'm gonna go with this before. I begin usually so. But you're right all those Everybody talked will have a different approach to it. And that's what fascinates me about it like So many people again you you talk about the importance of reading. But i'm wondering like you know how that plays into as how artist of unwanted developed his style from what they've read is there any correlation. Beyond like books. I've read are going to dictate my process and how i approach writing the you think there's anything to that. Well i don't think it will dictate the process of writing but it probably dictates your instincts for telling stories. You develop I think the importance of reading is that you develop a sixth sense of how stories are told and how they need to be paced writing. I just have this feeling. I'll get to the end of a scene. And i just somehow no there needs to be seen break there and i know that now i need to go over. And if it's a melting viewpoint story ninety two this viewpoint and it just and i don't think that's anything. I have consciously learned or studied that simply come because of reading all of the books that i read especially when i was growing up. When you're most impressionable and you learn things about you know characterization and what you're talking about of of getting that information out to the reader about what's going on that's what i think. The value of reading is all writers are dealing with the same set of problems in the more you read more. You see how other writers have dealt with those problems. Now how you get to that goes back to the whether you're making it up on the fine. I could write like that. I have occasionally as just right now when i'm selling books based on a synopsis obvious to have to have a synopsis so i work from that to start with Whether you start like that you start with nothing or you. Start with the massive outline. It's still the actual pacing in writing of the story. I think that you learn from all of your reading. You said the phrase now at times Selling books and i know there are some people out there listening. Who is that. What is that How do i how do i get. I find that. Is that a magic sauce Selling books first of all. Was that your goal when you when you started. And and secondly when most of the aspiring authors. I talked to. That's the number one concern is. How can i sell more books. Can you talk to That in in some way. When i'm talking about when i'm talking about selling books i'm talking about selling it to the publisher who then has to worry about sell the book. Okay jerry reader. So that's a different. I mean but i also am hybrid publisher. I guess is the term they used. So i do publish some of my own stuff and yeah you know. Everybody wants to sell books but the trouble is. There's millions of people out there trying to sell for books of. I don't have any magic sauce. If i did. I'd be selling more books of those than i do. On the selling to a publisher. Yeah that was always my goal. I mean i go way back. I'm i started writing in the eighties when you saw the type everything out and put it in a box and mail it to the publisher and wait six months or two years to get your rejection. Slip back But that was always. My goal was to be traditionally published by one of the big six publishers. And i did eventually get there And now it's a completely different world for somebody who's starting to right now because there's so many options to publish your own material. I actually just put out a book called assignment. Avalon which i- bylined as by will it of. Because i went by eddie when i was young and this is a book. I wrote in the eighties. And my bio. For eddie willett is that he's a younger time traveling version of myself. Who came back to the future and a delorean time machine from the nineteen eighty s in order to take advantage of today's publishing opportunities. That were there when he wrote this book. Back in the nineteen eighties. So this is a book. I wrote in the eighties that i've just now put out Because i can. I know that was not an option. When i when i started and so when i was talking about selling books it was literally. That's the anybody who's going to see them. I had to sell book publisher. Who would then hopefully me for it and then.

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"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV  Your Mind's Best Friend

MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

07:59 min | 10 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

"Rules or science. I think i have more of a science fiction mindset in that i'm always looking for ways to explain fantasy without you know trying to give it a little bit more of a a real field but i'll i'll go back and forth right whatever kind of story. I went to right without regard for scientific fact if mexico story. Allow that because a discussing the process. As you do on your podcast as i mentioned in the Intro discussing the processes interesting to me because If you're going to lay out a story as you say with rules different rules a world does. Do you have to spend a lot of time explaining what the rules of the world. You're creating creating ought to the reader so that they don't feel freaked out about and where i'm going here. We reviewed a film last week on law monthly film segment and it started out. It seem like a very real movie. And then by the end the rules chains and i was not aware of it like no no explaining why all of a sudden think movie that film that was started out as a portraying a real relationship type of thing all of a sudden became magical and me and and things laughing. I didn't understand like what happened to we do. Is this another film. Did we just changed from pure drama into drama. Is she imagining this. All this kind of stuff. So when you're writing a book do you have to lay out those world of the rules of the world you creating in some kind of detail to let people know that when this happens. You're not gonna be freaking out. It's not you it's a different world. You're not used to. Yeah and that's one of the great challenges of writing both science fiction and fantasy is and it also depends on the level of the reader. Who's reading it. So there are readers who loved to be plunged into a strange world without any explanation and try to figure it out as they go along There are other bidders who would get lost if that happened and it's always a challenge in writing science fiction fantasy to provide the reader with enough information so that they feel comfortable they can follow what's going on without bogging down with a long lecture and you know i've been guilty that occasionally and i think most writers have where you somehow arranged for there to be a lecture or or something where somebody explaining stuff that you need your characters to know. But it's always it's always a challenge and you just have to make sure that there's enough there for the reader to feel comfortable and not lost andrew. Heft as you were just saying you know you want it to be consistent so that when something happens the reader doesn't go wait a second completely contradicts what you told me the earlier part of the book and then there likely to just you know. Throw the book across the room or something at so with with that in mind That's that's a tricky kind of a thing to you. Don't wanna bore them with trying to teach them the rule. So you have to be creative in in the way you Approach that now. I talked to so many authors on here in the process is always different amateur. You have experienced this two and a lot of people have the idea. The whole story thought out ahead before they write a single word. Lot of people outline or put post it notes and all. It's what is when it comes to you. Do you start with in your head. I think thinks the whole story did. Are you one of the people like what we call what i guess By the pants who just put a piece of white paper there and starts typing away. Has it where. I'm a bit between and again on my podcast. That you mentioned the world shapers. I asked this question all the time. And i get completely different answers from developing And my mind is a bit most of my books now for dom in new york. I'm selling from a synopsis. I don't have to write the book first and then trying to sell the book. So i write five to ten well. It's probably more like tin single spaced pages. Kind of outlining how i see the story. So i'm thinking through the whole story of my head. But then when i start writing i may never look at that again and mike the book i'm working on now. Which is my next one for donald. She'll be out in. Twenty twenty two is called. The tangled stars insists big sprawling space opera thing. And i have a sketch like that. But as i've been writing it The characters are taking it in different directions and characters propaganda nowhere that i didn't know i was going to need a writing about them. So i'm kind of in the middle of that pancer at plotter a dichotomy The most extreme version. I know in my own. Podcast others not the name peter v brett. Who's a bestselling authors books. Called the demon cycle. I think it's called and He writes massive hundred and fifty page outlines before he starts writing actual book and then just basically fills in around that outline and then there's another bestselling author kandara blake whom writes wii fiction. And she's as all now she just start it. Just whatever works for you yeah. Recently i had a lot of people who just start with a blank page. And and just and i can never the bravery. It takes to do that sometimes. I i i guess not. Because you don't necessarily have to show it to somebody but i would. I would be terrified by that. Like i have no idea. I'm just going to let my imagination. Run on a wild white canvas and all of a sudden. It's going to be a work of art by the time i'm done. I never have the face in my own creativity to do that. I have some kind of foundational idea aware. I'm gonna go with this before. I begin usually so. But you're right all those Everybody talked will have a different approach to it. And that's what fascinates me about it like So many people again you you talk about the importance of reading. But i'm wondering like you know how that plays into as how artist of unwanted developed his style from what they've read is there any correlation. Beyond like books. I've read are going to dictate my process and how i approach writing the you think there's anything to that. Well i don't think it will dictate the process of writing but it probably dictates your instincts for telling stories. You develop I think the importance of reading is that you develop a sixth sense of how stories are told and how they need to be paced writing. I just have this feeling. I'll get to the end of a scene. And i just somehow no there needs to be seen break there and i know that now i need to go over. And if it's a melting viewpoint story ninety two this viewpoint and it just and i don't think that's anything. I have consciously learned or studied that simply come because of reading all of the books that i read especially when i was growing up. When you're most impressionable and you learn things about you know characterization and what you're talking about of of getting that information out to the reader about what's going on that's what i think. The value of reading is all writers are dealing with the same set of problems in the more you read more. You see how other writers have dealt with those problems. Now how you get to that goes back to the whether you're making it up on the fine. I could write like that. I have occasionally as just right now when i'm selling books based on a synopsis obvious to have to have a synopsis so i work from that to start with Whether you start like that you start with nothing or you. Start with the massive outline. It's still the actual pacing in writing of the story. I think that you learn from all of your reading. You said the phrase now at times Selling books and i know there are some people out there listening. Who is that. What is that How do i how do i get. I find that. Is that a magic sauce Selling books first of all. Was that your goal when you when you started. And and secondly when most of the aspiring authors. I talked to. That's the number one concern is. How can i sell more books. Can you talk to That.

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"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV  Your Mind's Best Friend

MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

07:27 min | 10 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

"As you say with rules different rules a world does. Do you have to spend a lot of time explaining what the rules of the world. You're creating creating ought to the reader so that they don't feel freaked out about and where i'm going here. We reviewed a film last week on law monthly film segment and it started out. It seem like a very real movie. And then by the end the rules chains and i was not aware of it like no no explaining why all of a sudden think movie that film that was started out as a portraying a real relationship type of thing all of a sudden became magical and me and and things laughing. I didn't understand like what happened to we do. Is this another film. Did we just changed from pure drama into drama. Is she imagining this. All this kind of stuff. So when you're writing a book do you have to lay out those world of the rules of the world you creating in some kind of detail to let people know that when this happens. You're not gonna be freaking out. It's not you it's a different world. You're not used to. Yeah and that's one of the great challenges of writing both science fiction and fantasy is and it also depends on the level of the reader. Who's reading it. So there are readers who loved to be plunged into a strange world without any explanation and try to figure it out as they go along There are other bidders who would get lost if that happened and it's always a challenge in writing science fiction fantasy to provide the reader with enough information so that they feel comfortable they can follow what's going on without bogging down with a long lecture and you know i've been guilty that occasionally and i think most writers have where you somehow arranged for there to be a lecture or or something where somebody explaining stuff that you need your characters to know. But it's always it's always a challenge and you just have to make sure that there's enough there for the reader to feel comfortable and not lost andrew. Heft as you were just saying you know you want it to be consistent so that when something happens the reader doesn't go wait a second completely contradicts what you told me the earlier part of the book and then there likely to just you know. Throw the book across the room or something at so with with that in mind That's that's a tricky kind of a thing to you. Don't wanna bore them with trying to teach them the rule. So you have to be creative in in the way you Approach that now. I talked to so many authors on here in the process is always different amateur. You have experienced this two and a lot of people have the idea. The whole story thought out ahead before they write a single word. Lot of people outline or put post it notes and all. It's what is when it comes to you. Do you start with in your head. I think thinks the whole story did. Are you one of the people like what we call what i guess By the pants who just put a piece of white paper there and starts typing away. Has it where. I'm a bit between and again on my podcast. That you mentioned the world shapers. I asked this question all the time. And i get completely different answers from developing And my mind is a bit most of my books now for dom in new york. I'm selling from a synopsis. I don't have to write the book first and then trying to sell the book. So i write five to ten well. It's probably more like tin single spaced pages. Kind of outlining how i see the story. So i'm thinking through the whole story of my head. But then when i start writing i may never look at that again and mike the book i'm working on now. Which is my next one for donald. She'll be out in. Twenty twenty two is called. The tangled stars insists big sprawling space opera thing. And i have a sketch like that. But as i've been writing it The characters are taking it in different directions and characters propaganda nowhere that i didn't know i was going to need a writing about them. So i'm kind of in the middle of that pancer at plotter a dichotomy The most extreme version. I know in my own. Podcast others not the name peter v brett. Who's a bestselling authors books. Called the demon cycle. I think it's called and He writes massive hundred and fifty page outlines before he starts writing actual book and then just basically fills in around that outline and then there's another bestselling author kandara blake whom writes wii fiction. And she's as all now she just start it. Just whatever works for you yeah. Recently i had a lot of people who just start with a blank page. And and just and i can never the bravery. It takes to do that sometimes. I i i guess not. Because you don't necessarily have to show it to somebody but i would. I would be terrified by that. Like i have no idea. I'm just going to let my imagination. Run on a wild white canvas and all of a sudden. It's going to be a work of art by the time i'm done. I never have the face in my own creativity to do that. I have some kind of foundational idea aware. I'm gonna go with this before. I begin usually so. But you're right all those Everybody talked will have a different approach to it. And that's what fascinates me about it like So many people again you you talk about the importance of reading. But i'm wondering like you know how that plays into as how artist of unwanted developed his style from what they've read is there any correlation. Beyond like books. I've read are going to dictate my process and how i approach writing the you think there's anything to that. Well i don't think it will dictate the process of writing but it probably dictates your instincts for telling stories. You develop I think the importance of reading is that you develop a sixth sense of how stories are told and how they need to be paced writing. I just have this feeling. I'll get to the end of a scene. And i just somehow no there needs to be seen break there and i know that now i need to go over. And if it's a melting viewpoint story ninety two this viewpoint and it just and i don't think that's anything. I have consciously learned or studied that simply come because of reading all of the books that i read especially when i was growing up. When you're most impressionable and you learn things about you know characterization and what you're talking about of of getting that information out to the reader about what's going on that's what i think. The value of reading is all writers are dealing with the same set of problems in the more you read more. You see how other writers have dealt with those problems. Now how you get to that goes back to the whether you're making it up on the fine. I could write like that. I have occasionally as just right now when i'm selling books based on a synopsis obvious to have to have a synopsis so i work from that to start with Whether you start like that you start with nothing or you. Start with the massive outline. It's still the actual pacing in writing of the story. I think that you learn from all of your reading. You said the phrase now at times Selling books and i know there are some people out there listening. Who is that. What is that How do i how do i get. I find that. Is that a magic sauce Selling books first of all. Was that your goal when you when you started. And and secondly when most of the aspiring authors. I talked to. That's the number one concern is. How can i sell more books. Can you talk to That.

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"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV  Your Mind's Best Friend

MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

01:48 min | 10 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

"Many times to try to explain the difference between being skeptical. And a cynic a skeptic to me is like you you you you're open to the idea that's but you got gotta question it completely in always you know. Have a somewhat of a Jaded i just to ask questions and question everything about it now. The reason i brought it up with because as in science fiction and i and science nonfiction. I've had an author on who was an author of a book called the quantum bigfoot. And so it sounds like science fiction the.

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"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV  Your Mind's Best Friend

MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

07:36 min | 10 months ago

"edward willett" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend

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My guest is Arriving here a little bit dark probably cameras. Not on yet. I wonder if you can hear me. As i mentioned. We're gonna talk about Science fiction today. My my guess is an award-winning winning sci fi author But he's also a supporter of The science fiction writing community in general has an event coming up that We're going to be letting you know about Which is called word shapers to. I believe that's what it's called world-shapers to Shapers of world's by to see. I never get this stuff right. You gotta do your homework folks. And maybe in a slacker. I haven't and i apologize. What looks like my guess is ready to go. So let's just get him in here if we can Edward will it is an award winning author of more than sixty books of science fiction fantasy and nonfiction with both children and adults. He's also the host of auroral award winning. Podcast called world-shapers Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process. Ladies and gentlemen. Please open ears. Open your minds and helped we welcome in ed wood wood edward willett marla podcast edward. Welcome thank you. Thanks for big. Thanks for asking. Thanks for being here. But i'm not sure I'm sorry about the mix up. I it's replied your email last night. I know you sent me one where We were supposed to be on one. I had confused for eight o'clock. I replied immediately right then. I guess he didn't get but we got it worked out. You're here at one pm so thank you for coming. Well thanks for having me so You are sixty sixty bucks you gotta spend your entire life behind Behind a word processor or computer or whatever you assist. Well i've been writing. I started as a newspaper reporter and photographer and all that sort of things. I've been writing my whole life. I started writing novels as a teenager. And i've been a full time freelance writer now for the thirty years a couple of years. So yeah that's what i do. Well good for you can crack. Congratulations on a very successful career. I know a lot of people struggle at it and this is part of the reason why this program is exist. Exists is to kind of help aspiring authors Figure out what guys like you are doing to become successful because There are a lot more aspiring losses. Right now but the road seems to be a little bit cloudy and a little bit money on how you access to become a successful writer. You take it's important to start very i don't know about that. I mean my one of my heroes for a long time was fantasy. Author named dave duncan. He was a petroleum engineer. Didn't really start his writing career till he was fifty and went on to very successful world fantasy nominee and all that kind of thing I suspect he was writing. I don't really know his backstory as possible that he was writing all that time. Just wasn't you know acidic publication or whatever but there are certainly people start late in life so it's not an absolute requirement to start writing young. I think it's a requirement to start reading young. Because i think reading is where it all starts. I would agree with that. Except i've had a few authors on here who had some moderate success but told me they're not avid readers. And which really surprised me. But i i agree with you. I would think Knowing as with music you have to listen before he can play and Reading is how you understand. How good authors construct compelling Works that make you wanna read the next sentence constantly So i i don't i don't understand how anybody could do it without being an avid reader but a few people have So what in What inspired you to be a science fiction writer. Did you always have a science background. Would you study science heavily in school. What led you to science fiction and extra was the other way around. I had to old. I still have two older brothers and among the things that they read and so. We're around the house for science fiction. So i started reading. I did start reading very Very early i learned to read in kindergarten At a teacher. That taught phonics. And i taught myself how to read from the phonics that she taught us and so i was an early reader and i wanted to be like my big brothers and they were reading science fiction so i started reading science fiction. And that's that caught my interest and it was actually my interest in science fiction that led to my interest in science rather than the other way around. There is because of reading science fiction. That i became quite interested in science and I never studied it. I decided quite early on that. I focus is going to be on writing. So that's i went into journalism instead. But i always maintained that interest in science and i always enjoyed when i was working at the newspaper writing features that were related to science topics and when i became a freelancer wanted boxy. The i was communications officer for the statue in science center. And i did a lot of research and writing for copy for the for the exhibits. Which just in being built that was right when it was starting up in the late eighties and i started writing a science column which then ran on in various newspapers and on. Cbc radio here in saskatchewan. For oh i guess. I did the radio program for seventeen years a weekly science collins so that my interest in science actually came from science fiction. Link may i probably would have developed it anyway but in my head. It was the reading science fiction that they'd be interested. Science guy Could you say against six catch. Want because that's how that one.

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"edward willett" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"edward willett" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"I have my own online store. It's called Edward Willett shop. Well, it's actually called The Fantastic worlds of Edward bullet, but the URL is Edward Willett shop.com you'd like to go and check that out. And there you go that wraps up another episode of the world Shapers. I hope you enjoyed it. And I hope that you will check out past episodes which you may have missed at the aforementioned off the world Shapers.com. There's a complete archive and if you've only ever listen to the podcast almost all of them also have full transcripts including this one. If you would like to read them or you know, pass them on a GLS or whatever. There are full transcripts there on the world Shapers.com and I will be back with many more great guests coming up in the near future. We have F Paul Wilson and Cory doctorow. Who else do I got Frank J Fleming and a few others in the works that I think you'll be excited to listen to so, please do come back. Over and over again and listen to the world Shapers and learn about the creative process of all the wonderful Science Fiction and Fantasy authors who have created the world's you've enjoyed experiencing a master's in and the characters you've enjoyed experiencing those adventures with over the years. That's it for this time for now..

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"edward willett" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"edward willett" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"And then Facebook on Casey's all too. So God, that's kind of usually the where I'm most interactive on social medias Instagram and Facebook. Okay, great. Well, thanks so much for for being on the road Shapers. I enjoyed that. I hope you did too. I did thank you so much for having me. It was really fun to talk you and it was really fun for me to talk Casey to I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did. That's it for this week. Just a reminder that the wage Shapers is online at the world shakers., among other things there. You can find a full transcripts of most episodes. I've missed a few because of time pressure but most of them have full transcripts and at some point I hope to God back and and catch up with those that I missed. You can also find a complete Archive of all previous episodes. So check out any that you might have missed if you're just discovering the body shop the pot shop the podcast off world shakers podcast for the first time you can find the world Shapers on Twitter app the world Shapers and on Facebook at the world Shapers. You can find me online at Edward Willett., You can also find me on Twitter at it and you can find me on Facebook at Edward Willett and on Instagram at Edward Willett author a couple other websites to mention I mentioned wage Pictures of world's the Anthology that features a fiction from some of the wonderful authors I had on this podcast during the first year a mixture of original and reprint fiction that's available in ebook everywhere life right now, but one of the places you can get it is through Shadow press which is my Publishing Company. You can find a shadow press at Shadow press.com. You can buy the ebook directly. There's three order the print book which will be out in November 17th. You can do the same from my own shop Edward Willett shop.com where you can also get some other books and I get autographed copies for me if you so desire the other a couple of websites, I sometimes forget to mention but always like to when I think of them easy blake.com, that's one of my pseudonyms see Blake wrote To The Masks of agreement Trilogy and it has a whole website dedicated to it. And the other one I like to mention is shards of excalibur.com. This is my young adult fantasy Sears. Is modern-day fantasy series with an ro3 and a theme the first book and it was long distant for a Sunburst award two of the other books were shortlisted for Aurora rewards. It's I like to thank Alan series and I recently put it out in brand new ebook editions after the original publisher went bankrupt that I got the rights Shadow press has put out brand new ebook additions. You can find those at shuttle press, or wage where that ebooks are sold and they'll be new. Print versions of those eventually when I get a minute. I think that's just about everything. I have to mention except to say, once again that the Shapers the world Shapers podcast is part of the Saskatchewan broadcast network. And now I will let you go. But just urge you to come back for some of the wonderful guests. I have lined up people, I guess Paul Wilson James Morrow Cory doctorow. Those are all in the not-too-distant future and there are many more as well and also to urge you to go the website wage. Real Shapers.com and catch up on the ones you might have missed. It's been a wonderful Journey thus far talking to all these amazing authors finding out more about how they shape the wonderful worlds in which had so many Adventures over the years and the memorable characters that.

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"edward willett" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"edward willett" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"I'm also on instagram. David D Levine. I use my middle initial. Because the name David Levine is quite common. There's the there's a New Yorker Caricaturist David Levine. There's an INDYCAR. Driver named David Levine. In a lots and lots and lots and lots of dentists and lawyers named David Levine. So I just I I. I never had a hope of getting my unadorned name to be near anywhere near visible on Google. But but if you use if you Google David D Levine. You should find me. I've been pretty lucky with goodwill that. There's a professional golfer. I think there's a guy who plays the cello. He played on the theme. Music for northern exposure with a group called chance and his name. Is Ed Willett but if you Google Leopard will get like most of the I two patriots. So that's pretty good all right. Well thanks so much for the collaboration. That was That was great and Yeah I'm glad you very much graduate guest on the Word Shakers. Best of luck to you. Thanks again to David. D Levine for being my guest on this episode of the podcasters. I hope you enjoyed that chat as much as I did and I hope that you will come back in the future. There are many great guests lined up. Let's see I've got to Jeffrey. Carver is coming up. I- Renaming Interviewing Carrie Vaughn. Tim Powers and there's some others already in the works. That will be coming up before long. So please do come back for all of those future episodes and that reminds you again of the kickstarter that will launch on February twenty. Eighth are we'll have launched on February twenty eighth. If you're listening to this after that fact it'll be a thirty day kickstarter looking to raise thirteen thousand five hundred dollars. Canadian or about ten thousand dollars U S to publish an anthology called shapers of worlds featuring Some of the guests from the first year of this podcast which you have already heard because presumably since you're listening to the Altro you've already listened to the intro when I talked about Who was on. Who would part of that policy? But it's very exciting and I really hope that it takes place remind you again. The URL it's www dot kickstarter dot com slash project slash Edward Willett all Woodward Slash shapers hyphen of Hyphen. World's backslash that will take you to the project page..

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