We’re joined by archeologist and author Benjamin Cross to talk about his new novel, Colony. But that’s not all! We discuss a whole litany of topics. 

Benjamin tells us what it’s like to use his archeology background to help shape the world of Colony as well as how it helped with forming a more realistic setting for his horror thriller. We also discuss his writing process and how it has evolved over the years, the trials of getting his first novel published including working with literary agents and editors for the first time, and how he has been able to build up his social media following and the importance that has with book sales.

We also touch on book reviews, creating characters, and the importance of pacing. There’s a lot of great stuff in this one!

You can find Benjamin and his work at:

https://www.benjamin-cross.com/

Twitter @BenCross_author

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/benjamincross.author/

On Instagram @benjamincross.author 

And on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56807194-colony

#78: Should You Quit Your Job To Write Full-time? Drunken Pen Writing Podcast

In the cold open Caleb shares some quick news about a project. Then we discuss some of our personal pet peeves when dealing with book, anime, manga, and comic book snobs.  After that, we get into the meat of the episode and have a long talk about what it takes to quit your day job to become a full-time writer. We don't pull any punches here and give you the harsh reality of what it'll take to make that dream a reality. You can find the original article we used, written by Spencer, at https://drunkenpenwriting.com/2017/09/04/10-questions-you-must-ask-yourself-before-quitting-your-day-job-to-become-a-full-time-writer/ You can also follow us on Twitter @drunkpenwriting Instagram @drunkenpenwriting And like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/drunkenpenwriting
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