Sterling & Stone is the creative home to Sean Platt, David Wright, and Johnny B. Truant. We write horror and sci-fi at Collective inkwell, everything at Realm & Sands and stuff for our children under the pen name Guy Incognito.
[audio mp3="http://sterlingandstone.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SPP207WhyReadersBuytheBooksTheyBuy.mp3"][/audio] Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes This is a little different than just writing to market; understanding why readers buy the books they buy digs deeper into strategy. Today, the guys talk about that underlying thought process readers go through, how to…
[audio mp3="http://sterlingandstone.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SPP206HaveaTribeandLoveYourTribe.mp3"][/audio] Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes Today the guys recap their experiences and lessons from the Smarter Artist Summit, and what YOU can take away from what they learned. Something cool: Dave got a hand-made teddybear with one of his famous quotes;…
[audio mp3="http://sterlingandstone.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SPP205CreatingAudioDramaswithMichaelCoorlim.mp3"][/audio] Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes Today’s guest is Michael Coorlim, who is doing something exciting with storytelling and audio, with his podcast, Synesthesia Theatre. He was disillusioned with what ACX is doing with intellectual property, and he decided to do his…
Led by Sean Platt, David W. Wright, and Johnny B. Truant, the S&S FM network covers such topics as creativity, the craft of writing, and groundbreaking information on how to run your business as an independent author. Sterling & Stone FM is the one-stop podcast destination for readers of smart indie fiction and serious indie authorpreneurs.
Right-click here to download the MP3 The Smarter Artist – Sterling & Stone Sterling and Stone has run a few very successful Kickstarter campaigns, and even then, their opinions have varied on its effectiveness. This is especially true for trying to get a book funded. Today, Dave talks about the obstacles you might face, as […]
Welcome to Sterling & Stone, home to Johnny, Sean and Dave—knows around these parts as "the architect," "the artist," and "the alchemist."
The Alchemist: Sean Platt
Founder of Sterling & Stone and Guy Incognito. Co-founder of Collective Inkwell and Realm & Sands.
From designing story worlds to the website you’re reading this on right now, I do a bit of everything.
I love it all, but telling stories is my favorite, and I’m lucky that I get to do it with my best friends.
I live in Austin, Texas, with my (best friend) wife, Cindy, and my two amazing children, Ethan and Haley. I’m trying to get the guys here as fast as I can
The Artist: David W. Wright
Co-Founder of Collective Inkwell
Though he is Eeyore to my unrelenting Tigger, we’ve managed to reinvent serialized fiction on Amazon with our golden age of TV-inspired serials.
Dave is involved in [REDACTED], lives in [REDACTED] with [REDACTED], is personally responsible for [REDACTED], and carries a decoy wallet at all times.
He may or may not move to Austin. He likes me and Johnny, but hates the heat and 93.4 percent of all people.
The Architect: Johnny B. Truant
Co-Founder of Realm & Sands
Before Realm & Sands, Johnny wrote the Fat Vampire series and The Bialy Pimps. Then, I convinced him it was way more fun to write collaboratively.
He (mostly) agreed, and since then we’ve written a few Harry Potter series’ worth of words together, including co-writing a full novel in thirty days for our “Fiction Unboxed” project.
Johnny would love to live in Austin, but is unfortunately stuck in Ohio for the time being.