If you’re like me and enjoy a good novel, with gripping stories, fleshed out characters, and developed worlds of intrigue then you may wonder how it all comes together into the finished product.
My guest this week is self-published author and tech nerd, Matt Gemmell. We talk about how Matt uses just his iPad to plan and write his stories, how he self-publishes his work and all the elements that need to come together to get a novel onto the bookshelves, both digital and physical.
We also talk about the importance of a good keyboard, and do a bit of a beginners guide into the world of mechanical keyboards, a hobby that has no doubt raised many a financial question in any writer’s relationship!
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- mattgemmell.scot – Matt’s website including links to all his socials, podcast, and novels.
- Ulysses – macOS and iOS writing app that Matt uses
- Markdown – John Gruber’s original documentation for the text-to-HTML language
- ISBN (Wikipedia)
- Mechanical Keyboard Switches Explained: Types, Colors, & More (How To Geek)
- Ducky – Very popular line of mechanical keyboards
- Keychron – A great range of mechanical keyboards for Mac, iOS, and Windows
- 00:00:05: Introductions
- 00:03:31: iPad and Markdown
- 00:21:34: The Publishing Process
- 00:31:27: Support Your Library!
- 00:33:49: The Importance of a Keyboard
- 00:52:15: Wrapping Up
Intro and outro theme: Ace of Clubs by RoccoW