The Good Question Podcast

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Join us for an engaging conversation with returning guest John C. A. Manley, the brilliant mind behind the Blazing Pine Cone Newsletter and the captivating book Much Ado About Corona: A Dystopian Love Story.

In this episode, Manley explores the intricacies of his latest literary work, sharing insights into his research process and the fascinating experiences of nurses during the pandemic. He also shares insights into the broader realm of writing, the power of email communication, and the art of crafting daily messages that resonate with readers.

Tune in to learn:

  • What Manley learned doing research for Much Ado About Corona: A Dystopian Love Story, including the experience of nurses who felt like “a part of their brain was split” between what the authorities were telling them and what they were seeing
  • Tips for sending interesting daily emails and how to deal with a mix of positive and negative responses
  • The importance of having a personal philosophy behind the email content you put out.
  • The biggest obstacle to selling novels and the benefit of offering multiple formats for the same content (e.g., audio, video, written)

Press play to hear the entire conversation, and visit The Speculative Fiction and Thoughts of John C. A. Manley to subscribe to the Blazing Cone Newsletter and check out Manley’s books.

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