“There’s a difference between being cliché and taking a story that’s familiar but making it your own.” – Riley Tune Today’s featured bestselling fantasy author is lifter of weights, video game lover, and pizza aficionado, Riley...
“There’s a difference between being cliché and taking a story that’s familiar but making it your own.” – Riley Tune
Today’s featured bestselling fantasy author is lifter of weights, video game lover, and pizza aficionado, Riley Tune. Riley and I talk about his outlook on making character/villains feel real, other great tips about indie authorship that most folks don’t talk about and how he got kicked out of Barnes & Noble. This is one episode that you don’t want to miss!
Key Things You’ll Learn:
What to keep in mind when creating stories for all of the characters in your books.
Why Harry Potter & X-Men are the exact same story.
Why authors are leaving money on the table by not having their books in audiobook form.
Ways to work with a voice actor for your audiobooks.
What Riley learned the hard way when he started writing.
Why it’s important to have beta-readers.
Riley’s Site: http://www.rileytune.com/
Riley’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/Riley-Tune/e/B01N78OWN3%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
The opening track is titled “TMNT Neon Night Riders Remix” by EV Sharp aka MagicMusicx. To listen and download the full track, click the following link. https://www.magicmusicx.com/magic-vgm-1.html
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