TSS017: Why Publishing Contracts Include Word Counts and Other Listener Questions

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In this second Q & A episode, Taylor and Steve battle their way through thunderstorm related technical glitches while Taylor responds to listener questions, including:  Do book contract word count clauses cause authors to lose pace and readers? What’s the best advice you’ve ever received as an author? What advice would you give an author in today’s world of publishing?  How should I, as a reader, purchase a book in order to best support my favorite authors?

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TSS016: How Success Can Feel Like Failure

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In this episode, Taylor poses the question, “Why does success so often feel like failure all the way to the finish line?” She shares specific examples of the kinds of failing towards success all authors go through with each book. This leads to a discussion of the clubs we do and do not want to belong to as writers.

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TSS015: Hacking your Way to Writing Success

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In this episode we discuss Taylor’s unusual writing education, the importance of understanding the difference between writing and story, specific writing concepts, and her struggle with writing transitions. Stay tuned after the show closes for an interesting  post episode discussion that was too good to leave out.

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TSS014: When can a Bad Review Actually be Good?

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Can a bad review ever be good for an author?  We discuss the different ways reviews, both positive and negative can be helpful for authors and ways that readers can help to elevate the intelligence of the review world.

Taylor’s Website www.taylorstevensbooks.com

 

TSS013: What the Heck is a Third Culture Kid?

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This week’s show is all about Third Culture Kids: Who are they, what makes them different, why they don’t take hot water for granted and why simple questions like, “Where are you from?” can make them groan in frustration. Then, as examples of Third Culture Kids in fiction, we discuss some of the supporting characters that populate the Vanessa Michael Munroe stories.

Taylor’s Website www.taylorstevensbooks.com

 

TSS012: Stories from the Road

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From microphones and big bold signatures to meetings with publishing people in New York, this episode is all about what went on behind the scenes to support the release of THE MASK—Including the story of getting punked at a joint author event by fellow thriller writer and friend, Vicki Pettersson.

Taylor’s Website www.taylorstevensbooks.com

 

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