To promote the upcoming book, I’m doing a tour of some podcasts where I share my writing experience with other industry professionals in a series of interviews.
Here’s the first one, which is the Publishing Profits Podcast with the entrepreneur Tom Corson-Knowles.
Here’s a small sample of the things Tom and I talked about:
Jim’s Method For Writing Stories Quickly
Jim writes his book in three drafts. The first draft functions as an outline and is written completely in creative voice without any editing. This is where he makes the story up. He doesn’t make any effort to differentiate between the characters other than by giving them different names. In this draft, he keeps most character details in his head. The first draft is usually about half the size of the finished manuscript.
Make sure you check out his other episodes. He has some great interviews with authors!