#028: Jeffrey A. Carver – Over a decade of publishing changes, becoming your own publisher, and the power of teaching in your own fiction.
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Jeffrey A. Carver is an American science fiction author. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Brown University. He now lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts and his novel Eternity's End was a finalist for the 2001 Nebula Awards


In this episode we go deep into:

  • The story behind Jeffrey’s 11-year publishing gap
  • Bridging the series gap between 2008 and 2019
  • Changes in publishing over the last decade
  • Leaning how to publish and market new books in 2019/2020
  • Bringing older properties to a brand new audience
  • The best way to learn what you need to know
  • How indie publishers are becoming more savvy than traditional
  • How elder publishing bodies are opening the doors to indies
  • Jeffrey’s changing in process given the new publishing culture
  • Understanding and adapting your personal process, despite what others tell you
  • Losing yourself in your story and letting your characters speak
  • Why Jeffrey blogs, and is it worth it in 2020?
  • How to get past the times when you just want to give up and pack it all in
  • The importance of support from your partner
  • Thinking outside the box and finding creative ways to teach
  • Claiming yourself as an expert in your field as Jeffrey describes his former TV Show
  • Lessons learned from teaching fiction
  • Advice for new writers
  • How writers groups can help you
  • How Jeffrey defines success


This week’s question:

How have you found positivity in the unlikely places while adhering to the quarantines?


Find out more about Jeffrey:

starrigger.net


Links from the show:

Jeffrey’s Amazon page

Jeffrey’s Writing Course


Special thanks to:

Intro vocals: Persephone Rose

Show theme: Karl Hughes


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