Your backstage pass to the world’s most prolific authors

JD Barker
Christine Daigle
Kevin Tumlinson
Jena Brown

What does it take to succeed as a writer? Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Kevin Tumlinson and Jena Brown as they pull back the curtain and gain rare insight from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide.

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Finding Co-Writing Chemistry with Gary Grossman and Ed Fuller

Bestsellers Gary Grossman and Ed Fuller know the importance of good co-writing chemistry. In their award-winning thriller series, Red Hotel, Gary combines his knowledge of the entertainment industry with Ed’s captivating true stories to create novels that feel fascinatingly real. Gary has worked with popular media for many years and has produced for over 27 cable networks, while Ed served as president of Marriott for several decades and served as a captain in the U.S. army. To order their latest novel, Red Deception, follow the link below.

Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business – editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouses, J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How Gary met Ed
  • The specifics of their collaboration process
  • Why you should utilize real stories in your writing
  • How to handle disagreements with your co-writer
  • The fiction writing process vs. the nonfiction writing process


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  1. Christopher Wills

    2 years ago  

    Interesting today guys. As a non-Apple user I also bought Atticus for formatting and I’m looking forward to its extra functionality. At the moment I worship in the church of Scrivener so it would take some impressive miracles to convert me.
    The interview made me think. Every James Bond film, every thriller, every big crime novel, every spy novel etc has scenes set in hotels. Hotels are interesting places…
    So all I need to write my next thriller is a former CIA agent, SAS trooper, MI6 spy and KGB operative, taxi driver, hotel manager and restaurant manager, pilot, brothel keeper and international gambler, nuclear scientist, DNA researcher and vaccine expert; as collaborators. This writing game is simple when you think about it.
    Great show today.

    1. J. Thorn

      2 years ago  

      You shouldn’t have any problem pulling those collaborators together. LOL!

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