Daily Archives: April 25, 2015

Guest Submissions

As previously mentioned, the Summer of Bookshelf is coming soon.  BQB will be churning out the 1371251154-2content at a fast and furious pace determined to win the writer’s battle along with his ongoing bookshelf battle.

One of two serialized stories will be “Bookshelf Q Battler and The Meaning of Life.”

I’m thinking about seeking guest blog posts in which writers answer the question – “What is The Meaning of Life?”

My story will be broken up into small chunks, easily consumed on a daily basis throughout the summer.  Occasionally, it would be great to break it up with some guest submissions vis a vis this illusive question.

I haven’t decided the parameters yet and am still thinking it through, but in the meantime, it would be great to reach out and get initial reactions.

If you’re interested, let me know in the comments.  If enough people show an interest, I’ll make another post explaining it all.

As always, thanks for reading.  You’re all the bees knees.

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Self Publishing Podcast Interview of Andy Weir – Author of “The Martian”

Let’s face it.

We all say, “oh, I’m just in it for the art!” but deep down, we all secretly hope, dream and fantasize that The_Martian_2014one day our writing will be embraced by the masses, a big pile of money will be dumped on our heads, and our work will be read by everyone and turned into a Hollywood movie!

Well, as it turns out, that happened for Andy Weir, author of The Martian.

Andy was on the Self Publishing Podcast this week with “Johnny, Sean and Dave” aka Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt and David W. Wright.

Keep one thing in mind, aspiring scribes – success in the writing game doesn’t happen overnight.

Andy discussed how he’s been at it for years – that he’s been blogging since the early 2000’s, how he spent a long time seeking a traditional publishing deal with no success, that initially wrote “The Martian” as a serial on his blog, that his followers urged him to turn said serial into an ebook on Amazon and boom, it took off.  Now he’s a highly successful author and a movie based on his book starring Matt Damon is scheduled for release at the end of this year.

The important thing to note?  Yes, some people are very lucky and see those doors to success swing wide open for them early on.  And good for them.  Others, like Andy, had to painstakingly climb that ladder one rung at a time.

After hearing his story, I can’t think of someone more deserving.  He really put his work in and earned his success.

As always, Johnny, Sean and Dave bringing us a great show.  And they didn’t even veer off topic this time!

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