Writing deep in a genre you love is a great way to make a living with your writing. In today's show, Iain Rob Wright shares his tips on writing horror and also becoming a successful full-time indie author.
In the intro, I mention the ‘future of digital journalism in question' [The Guardian], even as Spotify buys Gimlet Media and Anchor. Is the future audio-first? [Recode] Google has also announced Live Transcribe, an app that takes real-world speech and turns it into real-time captions using just the phone’s microphone [Google Blog].
Vellum now has Large Print, mass market and international print sizing. Click here for my Vellum tutorial. Plus, my first fiction self-narrated audiobook is out now, A Thousand Fiendish Angels [Audible US | Audible UK | Google Play | Other stores]
This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors.
- Writing horror that’s based in hope
- Tropes in horror and cliches to avoid
- Success through subverting tropes and doing things first
- On the wide variety of opportunities available to authors with streaming services
- On choosing to go deep or wide with an author business
- Financial security when sticking with one genre
- Persistence with advertising and seeing returns on investment
You can find Iain Rob Wright at IainRobWright.com and on Twitter @iain_rob_wright