#016: Jon Cronshaw – Embracing the serial, using podcasts to connect with readers, and how stoicism can positively impact your writing life.
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Jon Cronshaw is the bestselling author of such fiction titles as the ‘Wasteland' series, the ‘Ravenglass Chronicles’, ‘Blind Gambit’, and the non-fiction ’Stop Booking Around’. Jon’s titles span the genres of post-apocalyptic, epic fantasy, GameLit, and more.

As a former freelance features writer, Jon has had work published in local and national newspapers across the UK, including the Metro, Yorkshire Post and the Guardian.

He is also a self-confessed voracious reader, guide dog owner, ex-gamer, and certified geek

In this episode we go deep into:

  • How Jon is embracing the serial story format to write larger works
  • Jon’s approach to genre-hopping
  • Looking at the long-game and knowing what your ‘why’ is
  • Using tarot cards to influence your works
  • Following your characters, instead of forcing the story
  • Using podcasts to create your own accountability
  • Creating personal connections with readers
  • Using personal experience to write and connect
  • Overcoming obstacles as a visually impaired writer
  • Dictation and multi-purposing content
  • Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Embracing gratitude
  • How stoicism can create a healthier look on reviews and approaching your writing
  • How to switch off and find a routine that works for you
  • Creating a flow state and removing distractions

Jon answers questions from Patrons:

Ian J Middleton: How has your interest in Stoicism impacted on your writing?

Find out more about Jon Cronshaw:

Author Diaries

Sci-Fi Roundtable


Links from the show:

Ravenglass Chronicles

Paul Teague’s Author Diaries

Ryan Holiday’s ‘Perennial Seller'

Kevin Kelly’s ‘1000 True Fans’

Streaks App

Jon’s UK Indie Author Accountability Group

Special thanks to:

Intro vocals: Persephone Rose

Show theme: Karl Hughes

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Thank you to my patrons:

David Hines

Harley Christensen

Jon Cronshaw

Jenn Mitchell

Innes Richens

Ian J Middleton

PT Hylton

Michael Anderle

Jerry Evanoff

Mark McClure

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