Part-Time Writers Podcast
By CM Raymond and LE Barbant
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Ever wonder if you could go full-time as a fiction or non-fiction author? Follow along with CM Raymond and LE Barbant in their outrageous attempt to become self-sustaining authors in twelve months through independent publishing.
||Explicits2e18: Grab Bag: Character Driven Stories & Authors with Character||My mom used to say, "s**t in, s**t out." Well, not really. But it's a helpful anecdote to begin these show notes. The boys in blazers are back in the bat cave and they've got lots to discuss. But despite their complete lack of organization, the conversa||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E17: The Fab Collab Blab||Writing can serve many purposes for many people. For the Part-Time Writers, it was a chance to flex some creative muscles and hopefully make some money. But while they're making all the money, they also want to try some other things. Specifically, n||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E16: If I Were King: (Starting a publishing company for indies)||Let's do a little dreaming together. Say you've figured out this whole indie author thing. You know how to write books that sell. You've got a small corral of committed fans. You've been able to scratch out a living without that pesky day job. But||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E15: Platform for the Future||Things are going well for our intrepid part time writers. Lee has his days full juggling Baby Barbant (he makes a special cameo on the show) and Chris is traveling the world like all cool professors do. The Age of Magic is cruising right a long with a c||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E14: When I wore a younger man's clothes||Ever wish you could go back in time? What advice would you give to your younger selves?Since Chris and Lee are now super successful authors, they decide to wind back the clock and talk about what they wish they knew back when they started. If you're jus||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E13: Rapid Release Madness and Other Important Things||The boys are back together and working their tails off. Listen along as they debrief the affects of releasing Revolution, Book Four in the Rise of Magic. Some fun things came out with this release... and they even have some questions for you! Subscribe||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS3E12: PT Hylton and the Age of Magic||This week the boys welcome PT Hylton back to the show. Years ago (in internet time... it was really just a month or so) PT was on with Justin Sloan and Brandon Barr to talk about world building in the Age of Magic. If you haven't checked that one out, y||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E11: Summer Plans and Making a Network||The boys mention what they weren't going to talk about and then talk about it... Listen in on their conversation about building a network and finding readers before you publish. Then they converse about summer plans and strategies, just before realizing||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E10: Craft: Onward and Upward||A few weeks ago, the boys had a fruitful conversation about lessons learned while writing in the Kurtherian Universe. They decided to revisit that topic from a different angle: lessons that they've yet to learn. The series is going well, but instead of||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E9: What we're taking with us!||The boys admit they've learned a lot from writing in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe. And who wouldn't? But as they consider their normal sad bastard fiction, they wonder: What will they take with them? It's a fun show with lots of laughs. Join in. Oh...||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E8: Rise of Magic in Review!||The boys are learning a ton being on Team Anderle and writing in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe. This week, they share numbers and review the first two plus weeks of success. Join in for their writerly updates and a behind the scenes view of the newest||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicits2e7: The Age of Magic Expands (World Building Episode)||If you've been listening along, you know the boys love collaboration, even if, at times, it results in intellectual fisticuffs. Working with Michael Anderle was going so well, the boys thought, "What the hell, let's do more of this!" (OK, it was Michael||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E6: Release of The Rise of Magic||It's a release party of Restriction: The Rise of Magic, Book 1. Join Lee and Chris as they debrief the process, drill each other with questions, and celebrate over a few bourbons! Got more questions? Connect with the guys on Facebook or Twitter @_cmray||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS3E5: Interview with Craig Martelle||We're Going to Alaska! Not really. It's freezing up there. But the boys did bring a little Alaska to them by interviewing Craig Martelle. He's the man, and he's got a ton of advice for writers, readers, and doomsday preppers. The guys asked hi||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E4: The Rise of Magic||No interviews this week since the boys are busy putting the final touches on their first book for the Kurtherian Universe. The Rise of Magic is a story about a young woman, born into a future world where technology has been replaced by magic but inj||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E3: Interview with THE Justin Sloan||As they guys furiously work on their Kurtherian Gambit spin-off, they figured they'd take some time to get advice from Kurtherian old-timer Justin Sloan. They wanted to know how he got involved in the Anderle universe, the keys to success he has fo||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E2: Interview with THE Michael Anderle||Since the part-time writers are working hard on their first book in the Kurtherian Universe, they thought it might be helpful to have a chat with Kurtherian creator Michael Anderle. They talk about his creative process, the philosophy behind Death B||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E1: Introducing Project KG||Your favorite part time writers are back with a brand new season and a brand new plan to achieve indie publishing success. After their narrow miss in 2016 (seriously you guys, they were so close), Lee and Chris decide its time to learn from the best||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWeek 52: We Did It! (or did we......)||Well, gang, it's been one heck of a ride. In this special, one-year anniversary show, the boys take some time to discuss and deconstruct their ever-shifting views on indie publishing. After scouring through a year of podcasts, they chose a handful o||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWeek 51: You Know, Like Outlining and Stuff||As the guys are in the middle of a juggling competition, they take some time to talk through their ever-evolving outlining process. Plotters, pantsers, pinwheels, and hero's journeys and hybrids. There are so many options! They're still discus||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWeek 50: Nostalgia||Work is tough and the guys are tired. As they burn the candle at both ends, the part-time writers take a brake to discuss some of their favorite moments of this past year. It's a nostalgia fueled thrill ride! Also, The Catalyst is on sale righ||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWeek 49: 2017 Part-Time Writers' Goals||2016 has come to an end and the part-time writers decide to chart a bold course for the new years. What are the big, but measurable goals that two struggling authors can set for themselves as they begin year two of their journey? How many words||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWeek 48: How to Promote Your Audiobooks with Ben Smith||So, you've got an audio book. You did the work to find and hire a reader/producer. They've recorded your words and you are now selling them on audible. But how do you best promote your audio book? That's the question. This week, Chris sits in the ho||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWeek 47: The One Where they Discuss Michael Anderle||Last week on The Part-Time Writer's Podcast, Michael Anderle gave the boys his perspective on their indie author careers. After a week of drunken soul searching and Facebook rants, they've finally come up with their response. The short version is...than||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWeek 46: Interview with the Champ: Michael Anderle||Hey part-time writers. Lee here. This week is a very special episode for us. The humble and ever helpful Michael Anderle sits down with us to discuss the ups and downs of indie publishing success. He explains his positive attitude and successf||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Excited for the journey
A great podcast from some guys who are just starting out in their career as writers, and invite their listeners to join them! Chris and Lee are super affable and casual, but offer great experiential information. Its great to hear from some other new writers in the trenches! I’m looking forward to more episodes!
Really enjoying this podcast a lot. It's cool to see an idea go from (basically) inception and follow along as the journey unfolds. Whether the hosts know it or not, this is really a "story" podcast. It's not a traditional story podcast in the sense that there isn't a narrative going on and it's not SUPER polished like many story podcasts out there, but it is a story in the fact that you are basically just following along with these guys' lives. And I think that's pretty cool.
Great Podcast For Writers
I enjoy the podcast very much. I love the way CM and LE banter back and forth. Great listen as you write the next best seller. You guys are Awesome!