Series: The Career Author Podcast

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

The Final Episode: LIVE!

The Final Episode: LIVE! This is it. The final episode. We hope you’ll join us at the Writers, Ink podcast! The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes…

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Knowing When to Walk Away

Knowing When to Walk Away As The Career Author podcast winds down, we’re reminded of how difficult it can be to avoid sunk cost fallacy and remove things that have been a big part of our lives for so long. Whether it’s a relationship, business deal, friendship, or podcast, walking away is never easy but…

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ADVANTAGE with Joe Solari

ADVANTAGE with Joe Solari We’re all looking for an advantage as it gets more challenging to find and retain readers. In a rare interview episode, the guys invite Joe Solari on the show to discuss how you can harness a cumulative advantage in the winner takes all publishing market. From Amazon.com: The top 2.5% of…

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The Golden Age of Independent Publishing

The Golden Age of Independent Publishing Has there ever been a better time to be an independent author or publisher? The guys don’t think so. Whether it’s the tools available to publish books or the ease of finding readers, there’s never been so many literate people on the planet. J. and Zach discuss the reasons…

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Publishing on a Budget

Publishing on a Budget There’s no way around it. Publishing a book that is presentable enough to ask money for is going to cost some cash of your own. But do you have to break the bank in order to publish a good book? In this conversation, J. and Zach discuss ways you can publish…

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Relief from Your Writing Rut

Relief from Your Writing Rut Do you feel a dip in your enthusiasm for that WIP? Are you procrastinating by working on another project instead? Sometimes it’s hard to diagnose the problem, to tell if you’re burnt out or in a writing rut. Spoiler alert: They’re not the same thing. In this conversation, J. and…

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Technology and Publishing

Technology and Publishing It’s crazy to think there was a time not too long ago where the only way to read a book was by picking up a physical object and reading real, paper pages. Or when audiobooks were called ‘books on tape’ because you had to pop one cassette at a time into a…

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The Dialogue Doctor: Jeff Elkins

The Dialogue Doctor: Jeff Elkins Do you suffer from mono-mouth? Are you experiencing side effects such as decreased reader engagement, poor sales, and a lack of energy? If so, it might be time for a house call from the Dialogue Doctor, Jeff Elkins. In a rare interview on The Career Author Podcast, J. talks to…

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Genre Hopping

Genre Hopping Most people don’t enjoy watching only one kind of movie, eating one type of food, or wearing the same clothes every day. Okay, maybe Zach likes that last one, but either way, it’s not uncommon for writers to want to explore writing in different genres. But should you? On this ‘landmark’ episode, the…

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What is a Career Author (August 2020)?

What is a Career Author (August 2020)? What does it mean to be a career author? This is not an easy question to answer and one that involves a deeper discussion on how we define this elusive creature. Every writer with aspirations of making money from their words has a different definition of success. For…

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