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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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How to Make It as a Solopreneur with Eddie Generous

Solopreneur Eddie Generous has no problem finding success on his own. Using discipline, self-motivation, and market sense, he has grown substantially as a publisher, podcaster, and author. Eddie is the creator of Unnerving Magazine, which filters through hundreds of open submissions to bring the best spine-chilling horror back to the masses. He also runs a podcast bearing the same name and has published multiple books, including Savage Beasts of the Arctic Circle and Plantation Pan. His latest publication, Dusk, is available below.


Eddie Generous is an author of Savage Beasts of the Arctic Circle, RAWR, Trouble at Camp Still Waters, Great Big Teeth, and Radio Run (all from Severed Press), Plantation Pan (from Omnium Gatherum), and several collections. He is the founder/editor/publisher/artist behind Unnerving and Unnerving Magazine, and the host of the Unnerving Podcast. He lives on the Pacific Coast of Canada with his wife and their cat overlords.

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 Eddie persisted through countless early failures
  • How to start a magazine
  • Why “quiet horror” needs to go
  • Why short stories sell less these days
  • The importance of a story’s first sentence


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  1. Christopher Wills

    3 years ago  

    Morning guys. Hearing you talking about AI taking over reminded me of the Mad books. I was a big fan at school. One issue was about the american way of life where everything was being done for us and everyone drove everywhere. The premise was that we would evolve to have no legs and short arms because we would no longer need them. Very funny at the time; almost horror today.
    Interesting interview. I love writing short stories as I used to write romance stories for women’s magazines last century. I collected a drawer full of rejection letters and learnt a lot. I still enjoy writing them today (no longer the romance variety). Maybe there’s a theme based collection in me one day.
    Great show.

    1. J. Thorn

      3 years ago  

      I loved Mad Magazine. Was it the same thing in the UK?

      1. Christopher Wills

        3 years ago  

        Yes. I think they were printed in the US as they had US prices on the cover. We also used to get Marvel and DC magazines. I was living in Cyprus at the time and used to buy them from a NAAFI (UK military store).

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