Thrillers and the NCW Conference with Chuck Barrett

 

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We complete our profile of NCW Conference presenters with this interview of thriller author Chuck Barrett. In addition, host Rich Keller talks about the future of the NCW Podcast. Chuck will be discussing a number of topics including:

  • When Chuck began to enjoy reading.
  • When he took the leap into thriller writing.
  • What hooks Chuck about thrillers?
  • The problems he encountered with writing his first book.
  • Was there ever the moment Chuck wanted to go through a traditional publisher?
  • The response to his first book The Savannah Project.
  • What's more stressful -- being an author or an air traffic controller?
  • The continuing stigma of independent authors.
  • Chuck's most essential self-publishing tools.
  • His Honorable Mention at the 2015 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
  • His workshop at the 11th annual NCW Conference

 

Links and Mentioned References:

Chuck's website

Chuck's Facebook Page

Chuck's Twitter feed

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NCWC 2016 Presenters Jason Brick and Laura Resau

 

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We continue to highlight presenters for this year's Nothern Colorado Writers Conference. Our first talk is with Jason Brick, who is teaching a number of workshops during the conference.  After some information on the confernence itself, we have have fun interview with award-winning author Laura Reseau. Topics include:

Jason Brick

  • New books coming out from Jason.
  • His journey to author entrepreneurship.

  • Is the world veering more toward entrepreneurship?
  • Jason's two workshops at the 11th annual NCW Conference.

  • Keeping schedules as an author entrpreneur.
  • Jason's special incentive at the NCW Conference.

Laura Resau

  • What intriqued Laura about traveling the world?
  • What is the love of Central America by authors?

  • How did the creative writing bug bite Laura?
  • Why it took so long for Laura to write her first book.

  • The process of getting her books to publishers.
  • The genres of Laura's books.

  • The underlying theme of social responsibility in her books.
  • Information on The Lightning Queen.

  • How does it feel to get fan letters?
  • How does she encourage creativity in the kids she speaks to?

  • Workshops she's teaching at the NCW Conference.

 

 

Links and Mentioned References:

Jason's website

Jason's Twitter feed

Laura's website

Laura's Facebook Page

Laura's Twitter feed

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Download NCW Podcast episode 55.

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Video Games and Writing Bestselling Novels with Ernie Cline

 

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We're honored to have New York Times bestselling author Ernie Cline on this week's show. He's going to discuss a number of topics related to his books Ready Player One and Armada. They include:

  • What Ernie read when he was a kid and his favorite authors.
  • How Ernie's love of video games helped spur the subjects of his novels.
  • His life as a screenwriter before an author. How long it took to write Ready Player One.
  • The process he went through to get Ready Player One published.
  • What genre does he consider Ready Player One to belong to?
  • Ernie's reaction when Steven Spielberg was put on the film adaptation of Ready Player One.
  • Is Ernie prepared to see some of the potential changes made to the film adaptation of his book?
  • The concept for this second book,Armada.
  • Ernie's next projects after his paperback tour.
  • Did Ernie think we would be a full-time book writer?

 

 

Links and Mentioned References:

Ernie's website

Ernie's Twitter feed

Ernie's Facebook page

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Listening options for the NCW Podcast

Download NCW Podcast episode 56.

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Have the message about your book or literary service go out to an average of 1,000 listeners world wide each month by sponsoring a future episode of the NCW Podcast. You receive two live reads during the sponsored episode, mention on the NCW website show page, and a mention at The Writing Bug. Find out more information at the podcast's sponsorship page.