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.
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
Listen to The Writer Files below ...