8Q26 Horror and Dark Fantasy Author J Thorn


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Today Dave talks with horror and dark fantasy author J. Thorn, and asks him eight questions about creativity, inspiration, and productivity. What’s your creative routine like? What tools do you use for your writing, including things you use to get in the mood to write? What are some of your other creative pursuits, and how […]

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8Q25 Author Garrett Robinson


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8Q25 Author Garrett Robin What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made, and why is it a good thing? Are you more influenced by books, film, or television? What’s your worst habit? Is future-proofing your work (race, sexual preference, gender) intentional? What’s the one thing you do that has contributed the most to your success? What’s […]

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8Q24 Social Media Mastermind Tara Jacobsen


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8Q24 Social Media Mastermind Tara Jacobsen What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made, and why was it a good thing? Concerning the 80/20 rule; how do you decide what to focus on? What is your WORST habit? What is your BEST habit? What inspires you most? Do you have an ideal schedule? What is it? […]

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8Q23 Human Creativity Guru Charlie Gilkey


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Can you explain the idea behind the Freak Revolution? What is your creative routine/ritual? You’ve been in some difficult positions between jobs; how do you prioritize getting back on your feet and making it happen? How does connection as a strength tie into your creativity? You’ve dealt with physical issues; how have you adapted? How […]

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8Q22 Pro Internet Guy Hank Green of Vlog Brothers


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With so many thing you have going on, what does your ideal daily schedule look like, and how often can you stick to it? You have so many different companies; what is your close range work structure look like? A lot of people find you very interesting; what are you interested in? How much time […]

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8Q21 The Creative Kyeli Smith


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Can you explain the idea behind the Freak Revolution? What is your creative routine/ritual? You’ve been in some difficult positions between jobs; how do you prioritize getting back on your feet and making it happen? How does connection as a strength tie into your creativity? You’ve dealt with physical issues; how have you adapted?  How […]

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8Q20 Renaissance Woman Pace Smith


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Johnny almost collapsed today’s guest’s house, and despite that, they’ve been friends for years. Pace Smith has her hands in a lot of creative pots, including podcasts, entrepreneurship, and coaching. Today, she chats with Johnny about her creativity, inspiration, and life changing moments. You’re an intense mix of artist and entrepreneur; what is your creative […]

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8Q19 NY Times Bestselling Author CJ Lyons


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Today’s guest is CJ Lyons, a bestselling author, and Dave talks to her about everything from her time as in the ER to the legacy she hopes to leave. What’s your daily creative routine like? What are some of the most important tools for your writing? What’s your daily creative diet made of? Books, TV, […]

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8Q18 Author Monica Leonelle


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Monica Leonelle is the author of the Growth Hacking for Storytellers series as well as several fiction series under a pen name. Today, she answers 8 questions. You write both fiction and nonfiction; how hard is it for you? How hard is it to follow through on your ideas? What is the picture of your ideal day? How […]

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8Q17 Entrepreneur Steve Kamb of NerdFitness


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Eight Questions Steve Kamb is a nerd. A fit nerd whose alter ego may be mild-mannered, but his superhero side has traveled the world and done amazing things, including living for a weekend like James Bond. Today, he and Sean talk creativity and entrepreneurship. NerdFitness is immediately recognizable. Did you plan it that way? What’s […]

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8Q16 Video Game Author Justin Sloan


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Justin is a popular video game writer with credits like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead titles, as well as several books on Amazon and several podcasts. Today, Garrett talks with Justin about life and creativity. You do a lot of stuff, but in general, what’s your ideal creative routine each day? You have […]

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8Q15 Entrepreneur Clay Collins of LeadPages


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Today, Johnny talks with Clay Collins, co-founder of LeadPages, the largest online lead generation tool right now. From creativity and systems, to risk and owning up to not being good enough, they cover the gamut of what has made Clay so successful. 1.       How did you get to where you are? What’s your back story? […]

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8Q14 Bestselling Author Julia Kent


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Johnny talks with bestselling author Julia Kent. She was so great on the Self-Publishing Podcast, we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to have her back on Eight Questions! 1.       What about your creative routine? How does your day unfold? 2.       As for the work/life balance, how do you handle it working at home? 3.       Do […]

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8Q13 Bestselling Author Austin Kleon


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Austin is a NY Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist and other books. Today, Dave tries to get at the secrets that make him so successful! 1.       What is your daily creative routine like, and how structured is it? 2.       What are some of the most important tools for your art, and how […]

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8Q12 Entrepreneur Andre Chaperon


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Today, Sean talks with the maker of his favorite online course of all time, Andre Chaperon. The course was AutoResponer Madness! The cover the full gamut of creative and entrepreneurial questions, and there’s a lot of great tidbits you can apply to your OWN creative life. 1.       Describe your ideal routine versus what it actually […]

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8Q11 Audiobook Producer James Tonn


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Johnny B. Truant talks with Podium Publishing’s James Tonn, who has been involved with Sterling and Stone’s audiobooks. Today they talk about being a creative entrepreneur. Learn about leveraging your successes to jump to even better situations, and more. 1.       What makes you want to take the risks you take to be fiercely entrepreneurial? 2.       […]

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8Q10 Authorpreneur Sean Platt


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Today, David W. Write interviews his co-writer Sean Platt about creativity, workload, scheduling, and being generally awesome. Feel free to steal some of the great ideas and information! 1.       What is your creative routine like? 2.       What are some of your favorite creative tools? 3.       What are some of your biggest creative obstacles and how […]

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8Q09 Author Julie Huss


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Today Sean talks with ‘Romance with a Twist’ author, Julie Huss. They talk boundaries in violence and sex, genre writing, and writing quickly. 1.       How do you find the line between ‘too sexy’ or ‘too out there.’ (She totally crosses it.) 2.       How is the success of your current lineup change the process of what […]

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8Q08 Screenwriter Scott King


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Today Sean talks with Scott King, author of ‘Finish the Script’ and writer of a number of screenplays. They talk about the ins and outs of writing a screenplay, and how Hollywood works. What’s the difference between writing screenplays and novels? (More than just tense.) How long do you spend on, and how many revisions […]

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8Q07 Voice Actor Ray Chase


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Today, Johnny talks with Ray Chase. You might know him a the voice of serial killer psychopath Boricio from Yesterday’s Gone. They talk video games, movies, and clown school. Oh, and a guest appearance from Morgan Freeman at the end. What is your daily creative routine look like? (The only thing set in stone is […]

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8Q06 Entrepreneur Danny Iny


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Today, Sean talks with Danny Iny, founder and CEO of Mirasee (formerly Firepole Marketing), about everything from entrepreneurship, education online, and how he looks at the future to help plans his goals day to day. What is the biggest mistake online marketers make? What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made personally? Why did you revamp […]

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8Q05 Author Johnny B. Truant


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Today, David W. Wright grills Johnny B. Truant about his lifestyle, productivity, and so much more. Really – you can imagine where this is going to end up. What is your creativity routine like? What tools, software, apps, etc., can you not live without? What are some of the biggest creative obstacles you’ve had? What […]

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8Q04 Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Author Jonathon Fields


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Today, Sean talks with his good friend Jonathan Fields about entrepreneurship, fiction, indie vs. traditional publishing, amazing conversations with smart people, what the state of the world will be in ten years, and more. Biggest mistake? Hard lessons learned about stretching a yoga business too far. Would you do brick and mortar again? Risks aside […]

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8Q02 Andy Weir, Author of Martian


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Explicit 1. What’s your biggest mistake? 2. How has Martian’s success affected your followup book? 3. Do you wish you could write faster, instead of having such a methodical approach (i.e. the physics and mathematics)? 4. What was it like the first time you saw the Martian trailer? 5. Does your cinematic success affect the […]

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