In this podcast Michaelbrent Collings talks about outlining stories, story ideas, the Stoker Awards and much more.
About Michaelbrent Collings
Michaelbrent Collings is a novelist and screenwriter. He has written numerous bestsellers, including Apparition, The Haunted, The Loon, Rising Fears, and the bestselling YA fantasy series The Billy Saga, beginning with Billy: Messenger of Powers.
- [02:45] Interview start/determining whether a story idea is commercially viable
- [14:15] Plotting vs pansing and outlining
- [20:00] Stoker Awards 2015
- [23:35] Self-publishing stigma
- [25:45] Bob reveals his age and Michaelbrent practically falls off his chair
- [26:00] Distinction between vanity press and self-publishing
- [31:30] Paula Limbaugh, via Patreon, asks about prompt for writing a YA series
- [34:00] Dean Koontz
- [39:10] Advice to eighteen-year-old self
- [41:00] White whales and career aspirations
- [42:50] Good starting point to Michaelbrent’s fiction
- [43:45] Connect with Michaelbrent
- [44:50] Final thoughts
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