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Sean Platt is a prolific author, copywriter, publisher, and online entrepreneur, creating a myriad of bestselling fiction through his story studio Sterling and Stone with co-writers David Wright and Johnny B Truant, as well as being one of the hosts of the fantastic Self Publishing Podcast. He has written business and writing books, children’s books, and also co-authored the Amazon bestselling Yesterday’s Gone, a serialized post-apocalyptic thriller. Sean has also indie-published more than two dozen nonfiction titles including the freelancer’s guide, Writing Online; the indie how-to, Write. Publish. Repeat.; and the memoir, Writer Dad.
This Week’s Guest: Sean Platt
What You’ll Learn About Writing This Week:
- Sean’s business mistake when he first started writing online.
- How Sean gained the skill of being a fast and efficient writer.
- Writing copy that sells.
- How his copywriting experience helped him improve his fiction writing skills.
- What you need to know about “genre hopping.”
- Playing the long game to build a sustainable business.
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Elisa Doucette is a writer and editor who works with professional writers, entrepreneurs, and brands that want to make their own words even better. She is the Founder of Craft Your Content, and oversees Client Strategy and Writing Coaching. Her own writing has been featured in places like Forbes, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Yahoo! Small Business, and The Huffington Post, among others. She also hosts the Writers' Rough Drafts podcast here on CYC. When she isn't writing, editing, or reading words, she can usually be found at a local pub quiz, deep in a sun salutation, or binging TV shows for concept ideas and laughs.