Writer’s Drive | Interviews

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‘When I Learned to Treat My Writing Career as a Business, That’s When I Became More Productive’

Shelia Goss is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than a dozen books. She writes Christian fiction, suspense, women’s fiction, and young adult fiction. She discusses marketing and her approach to productivity. WL: You’ve had success in many ways as a writer — as a self-published author who landed book deals, as an author who […]

Champion Wrestler Robles, Born With One Leg, Is ‘Unstoppable’

Born with one leg, Anthony Robles became an elite athlete and accomplished an amazing feat: He became the 2011 NCAA National Wrestling Champion! The former Arizona State University athlete has won many other honors and awards, including the 2011 NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. He was a 2012 inductee into the National Wrestling Hall of […]

Bruce Holland Rogers Successfully Sells Short Stories

Award-winning writer Bruce Holland Rogers has done what many short story writers aspire to do — make money selling short stories. Rogers has lived in Europe and the U.S., sharing his creative works with fans all over the world, including the U.S., the Netherlands, India, Mexico, Spain, South Africa, and China. His honors include the […]

Award-Winning Author Stacy-Deanne Gives Advice for Landing Book Deals, Building Fan Base

Stacy-Deanne writes crime fiction, mysteries, and suspense. Her work includes Everlasting, Melody, and Giving Up the Ghost. She is profiled in the NAACP-nominated 2006 book, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African-American Women in Writing. Giving Up the Ghost is a 2011 African-American Literary Award nominated novel and a 2012 Top 20 Black Expressions Bestseller.  The […]

Six-Figure Writer Carol Tice Uses Social Media, Skype to Connect With Clients

Carol Tice is a freelance writer and blogger whose work has appeared in Entrepreneur magazine, the Seattle Times, Forbes.com, and more. She is featured on the cover of the 2013 Writer’s Market. Tice shares her writing experiences on her blog, via social media, and in her writing community. WL:  What was the hardest part of […]

Author Patricia Neely-Dorsey Has Become An Advocate for Her State

Patricia Neely-Dorsey has used her books of poetry as a way to portray her home state of Mississippi in a positive light. While many books of poetry fail to gain an audience, Neely-Dorsey has leveraged her work into speaking engagements, workshops, and events where she is an advocate for her state. WL: I read in […]

Top Blogger Ollin Morales Says Writers Need to Blog

Ollin Morales is a fiction writer and professional blogger for hire. His blog, Courage to Create, has been featured on popular sites including The Huffington Post  and Colorlines.com, and was named one of the Top Ten Blogs for Writers two years in a row, by WritetoDone. WL: Your blog feels especially timely due to today’s […]

Elissa Gabrielle Is a Multi-Genre Author, Literary Entrepreneur

Elissa Gabrielle is an award-winning author whose publishing company has grown to an entity that publishes authors in several genres. WL: Your writing career covers a variety of genres. How have you been able to market your work across genres to gain an audience? Gabrielle: Great question. I simply offer my work to the public. […]

Cyrus Webb Has Interviewed More Than 3,000 Authors, Musicians on His Radio Show | Writer’s Drive

Cyrus Webb has built a literary business based on his love of reading, words, and people. Here, he talks about the journey to building Conversations Media Group. WL: You’ve built quite a profile in the literary industry. Was this what you envisioned when you set out? Webb: Not at all! Going back to the beginning […]

J.F. Penn’s Writing Has Led to Big Book Sales, International Speaking Career | Writer’s Drive

We are excited to introduce a new feature here at Writer’s Living: Writer’s Drive. The aim is to give you helpful insight, tips, and inspiration straight from other writers — in their own words through an interview. The writers we will feature will be diverse, but they all have one thing in common: They have […]