Kobo Writing Life Director Mark Lefebvre interviews author Steve Vernon, a writer and storyteller of both written and spoken words and they discuss the following:
- Aspects of writing a serialized story (Steve’s Flash Virus Series), elements of humour in a thriller/horror story and the perspective of being able to laugh at life.
- Steve’s first published story in the mid 1980’s in a magazine that featured “Busoms, beards and big bellied bikers.”
- Embracing both traditional publishing and self-publishing as a hybrid author and how that syncs beautifully with how Steve really “isn’t a writer, just a windbag who likes to spin yarns”
- The importance of being able to adapt and continue to learn as a writer
- A few of Steve’s titles: Sinking Deeper, Maritime Murder, Tatterdemon Omnibus
- Steve’s favourite advice for writers
- Some book recommendations from Steve (The Scorpion Races & The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater)
Also included in this episode are Mark’s “Three P’s of Self-Publishing Success” as well as a listener question regarding ensuring your Goodreads reviews appear on Kobo.
Steve’s Blog “Yours in Storytelling”
Download Episode One of Steve’s Flash Virus series (FREE)
Steve’s Flash Virus Series
Also check out the first two of Steve Vernon’s guest blog posts here on the KWL blog: How I started eating broccoli, and Eat your broccoli: just one more bite.
I want to thank the folks at Kobo for giving me this chance. I had fun visiting and touring your headquarters and I’m really glad and proud to be the guest of your very first podcast.
If anyone of you readers or writers has a question for me I’m more than happy to take a crack at answering it.
Reblogged this on YOURS IN STORYTELLING… and commented:
In honor of the release of my 45th e-book through Kobo, I thought I’d re-blog the very first episode of the Kobo Writing Life Podcast, featuring myself and my good buddy Mark Lefebvre .
I still wish that I had noticed that my collar was askew in that photograph of me. I blame it on the rarefied Toronto air.