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It has been estimated that at least 50,000 scripts are written every year. Yet only a few hundred are bought and made. Why do so many writers fail?
Clearly, there is a limit to how many scripts the business can support. But in the vast majority of cases, scripts do not sell because the writer has not written a good script.
I have taught and worked with literally thousands of writers. Every one of those writers was an intelligent, dedicated and determined person. Those who failed did not lack brains, heart or will. In every case, failure was due to the lack of training and professional technique.
Today, I’m joined by award winning Zoë Archer, the author of Devil’s Kiss, Skies of Steel, Sweet Revenge and Warrior.
Today, I’m joined by New York Times Bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn, the author of over 30 novels, including the Otherworld series.
Today, I’m joined by New York Times Bestselling Paranormal Romance writer Pamela Palmer, the author of over a dozen novels, including the Feral Warrior Series, Hearts Untamed and A Blood Seduction.
Today, I’m joined by New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Handeland, the creator of over 40 novels, including The Night Creature Series, The Phoenix Chronicles and Shakespeare Undead.
Today, I’m joined by, John Corwin, the author of Sweet Blood of Mine (part of the Overworld Chronicles), No Darker Fate and Seventh.
Today, I’m joined by, Jess C. Scott, the author of The Cyberpunk Elven Trilogy, Naked Heat and Wicked Lovely.
Today, I’m joined by New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy, best known for her paranormal series Guardians of Eternity.
How To Succeed as a Writer
90% of your success as a writer is dependent upon how good you are at storytelling.
The other 90% of your success is dependent upon how good your marketing is.
Today, I’m joined by, Marc Scott Zicree, the author of The Twilight Zone Companion and numerous television episodes. Marc has worked on Star Trek the Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Babylon 5, and Sliders. His newest project is Space Command, a Science Fiction show.
Today, I’m joined by scientist Jonathan Vos Post, a professional Science Fiction writer who’s co-authored or co-edited with Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Richard Feynman, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, and many others. He is the author of nearly 900 publications.
Today, I’m joined by, Jimmy Diggs, the author of nine Star Trek episodes, including one of the most popular episodes of Deep Space 9, “Dr. Bashir, I Presume” and eight Voyager episodes.
Today, I’m joined by, World Fantasy Award Winner Tim Powers, the author of Anubis Gates,” one of the core Steampunk novels and a dozen other novels.
Today, I’m joined by New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger, the author of the Steampunk novel Soulless.
Today, I’m joined by, David Gerrold, the author of over 50 books, including, “The War Against the Chtorr” series of Science Fiction novels. David is also the author of the most popular episode of the original Star Trek series, “Trouble with Tribbles.”
Today, I’m joined by, Raymond Feist, the author of “Magician,” which began a series of novels in the Riftwar Universe. Raymond Feist has sold over 15 million books and his novels have been translated into several languages.
Today, I’m joined by New York Times bestselling Paranormal Romance author MaryJanice Davidson, the creator of the Boffo series and the Undead series.
Today, I’m joined by William F. Nolan, the award winning author of more than 2000 works of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Western and Mystery. He is perhaps best known as the co-author of Logan’s Run (along with George Clayton Johnson).
Today, I’m joined by New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder, the author of the Study Series (Poison Study, Magic Study and Fire Study).
Today, I’m joined by New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn, who wrote the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series.
Today, I’m joined by, Trudi Canavan, the bestselling author of the Black Magician Trilogy.
Today, I’d like to feature an Urban Fantasy writer, Karen Chance, the author of numerous books and short stories, including “Touch in the Dark,” and “Midnight’s Daughter.”
Karen has a very instinctive approach to writing.
Today, I’m joined by, Steven Erikson, the author of the epic fantasy series, “The Malazan Book of the Fallen,” which begins with the novel, “The Gardens of the Moon.”
Today, I’m joined by, Jason Brock, the writer of the documentary film, Charles Beaumont: The Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man, as well as numerous anthologies, graphic novels and novellas.
Today, I’m joined by, Ray Garton, the author of over 60 books and the recipient of the 2006 World Horror Convention Grand Master Award.
Today, I’m joined by, Terry Brooks, the author of the Sword of Shannara and twenty six best-selling novels.
Today, I’m joined by, Kate Forsyth, the bestselling and award-winning author of 25 books, including “The Witches of Eileanan” series.
Today, I’m joined by, Horror writer Robert Devereaux, the author of Santa Steps Out, along with many other novels and short story collections.
Hi, I’m Mark O’Bannon. Welcome to this rare look into the secrets of storytelling from published authors. Today, I’m joined by, Larry Niven, the author of Ringworld, the co-author of The Mote in God’s Eye and Lucifer’s Hammer, the editor of the Man-Kzin War series. Larry Niven has written