Jan 18, 2019
In the episode Mark interviews Donna Cook who has published over
a dozen books in two genres. She writes epic fantasy under her own
name and writes contemporary romance as Jordyn White.
Donna talks not only about her writing life as both Donna and
Jordyn, but also offers up advice on the important topic of Cash
Flow for Writers.
Before the interview, Mark shares a word about this episode's
sponsor, Findaway Voices . . .
. . . which includes their recent announcement of two new
international distribution options: MLOL and AudiobooksNZ.
You can read more about that here: Findaway Blog.
Mark provides a personal update and also welcomes new
patron Pranathi K.
In their interview, Mark and Donna talk about:
- The fact that writers and creative types don't often talk about
- Donna's eye-opening experience understanding the importance of
her relationship to money
- The importance of applying her financial know-how to her author
- The basic principles of understanding money flow and cash
- The additional costs of charging and using credit
- Where people can go to find more information about cash flow
via Donna's course and Excel tool: jordynwhitebooks.com/courses
- The difference between the creative writer Donna Cook and the
romance author Jordyn White
- The fact that Donna can write contemporary romance faster than
she can write epic fantasy
- The satisfaction that comes with the regular production of
- The eclectic music that Donna listens to when she is
- The Wonder Woman sound-track and accompanying poster in Donna's
"power woman" room
- The "no need to sign up" ability to read a complete book right
online that Donna has recently created and how it removes a barrier
- The "Writer CEO" one day conference Donna and her colleague
Colleen are running in Sept 2019 in Boise, Idaho
- The fact that Donna will be presenting at NINC in the fall of
- How Donna divides up the different writing, coaching and
teaching work she does in order to make her writing time more
- The advice Donna would give herself when she was first starting
up, including the importance of patience
After the interview, Mark reflects on the importance of
patience, and the hard work and blood and sweat and tears that
writers put in behind the scenes.
Links of Interest:
The music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and
produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com and is
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0