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May 9, 2016

How Bestselling Hybrid Author Dean Wesley Smith Writes: Part Two

Wildly prolific, bestselling novelist — Dean Wesley Smith — has been a full-time writer since the ’80s, and he made a visit to the show to talk about how he has written (and ghostwritten) hundreds of titles over the years.

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In edition to being the CFO of a traditional publisher, he is a non-fiction author, educator, and multi-genre writer whose short fiction has appeared in over 20 anthologies.

Dean shared with me the habits and habitats of a hyper-prolific fictionist who has written dozens of Star Trek novels, film novelizations, and a handful of licensed properties for favorites including Smallville, Spider-Man, X-Men, Aliens, and Men in Black.

Join us for this two-part interview. If you missed the first half you can find it here.

In Part Two of the file Dean Wesley Smith and I discuss:

  • The ‘Midnight Disease’ of a Highly Prolific Author
  • How to Find the Intersection of Creativity and Entertainment
  • Why Writers Must Never Stop Learning
  • The Courage Required to ‘Dare to Be Bad’
  • Why Great Writers Aren’t Always the Best Dinner Guests

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