In this episode of The Writer Files, prolific, bestselling, and multi-genre author Hugh Howey took host Kelton Reid on a walk through the writer’s process.
Mr. Howey is the well-known author of Wool and his self-published dystopian Silo series that has sold more than two-million copies worldwide. His books have been optioned for film and TV by well-known Hollywood director Ridley Scott and Heroes creator Tim Kring, respectively.
He has been a fierce advocate for self-publishing authors and even inked a rare print-only contract with major publishers to retain the electronic rights to his early works. Hugh is a tireless proponent for the pure craft of writing, and he has built an intensely loyal following.
As he prepares to sail around the globe on his catamaran, Hugh took time out from his busy schedule to talk with Kelton on a short walk.
In this file, host Kelton Reid and Hugh Howey discuss:
- The importance of starting each day the right way
- Why you need to learn to hit publish from anywhere
- How to alleviate your natural self-doubts
- Why writing is like exercise
- How writers can fine-tune their creativity
- Where the true magic of writing springs from
- Why you should be a tourist in your own town
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