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Welcome to the latest edition of AudioTim, where I get to ask self-published success story, Mark Tufo about his stories and writing career. I will be giving away his latest novel, Callis Rose. All you have to do to enter is share some love on Twitter or Facebook, including my handle @timothycward, or tagging me Tim Ward, on Facebook, with a link to this post. Deadline to enter is one week from Monday, so before February 18.
Highlights of our discussion:
15 – Have you gotten sick of zombies yet?
17 – Discussing Brian Ruckley’s blog post, “Why I Stopped Reading The Walking Dead.”
18:30 – Whereas The Walking Dead seems to focus on upping the stakes of its theme of hopelessness, what is your focus in writing horror?
24:20 – How Mark started taking writing seriously.
28 – How does Mark balance writing with the mental exhaustion involved?
29:10 – Daily wordcount goal?
31:30 – What drives you to write? What’s your goal?
34 – Marketing strategy? Why do you think so many people like your stories?
40 – Beta readers or professional editor first?
41 – How has Mark improved through his drafts?
49 – What’s going on at Mark’s blog:
>> Dec. 21, Mayan Prophecy reaches Mark’s backyard.
>> Ghost story with Mike Talbot on his blog last Halloween.
51:30 – Is there a crossover in Mark’s series since he uses Mike Talbot in many of them? Is there a reading order?
Besides my giveaway for Callis Rose, Mark has his own giveaway for The Spirit Clearing at Goodreads.
Callis Rose Giveaway Details
* Giveaway is over, sorry.
AudioTim by Timothy C. Ward is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Music provided by Big Daddy Scrabble’s “Lorda Mercy” from freemusicarchive.org
*Note: Tim is now the host of Adventures in SciFi Publishing. Check him and his team out for news, reviews, giveaways and podcasts on Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror.
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