Jarrod D. King

157 EpisodesProduced by Jarrod D. King

Follow author, Jarrod D. King, on his journey to creating stories and growing as a professional writer.

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June 10th, 2019


Today, I talk about how the movie I Am Mother and an episode of Black mirror are keeping me in the right mindset to write this sci-fi novel. Plus, with E3 delivering tons of news, I talk about one of my favorite topics …

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June 7th, 2019


I completed the website redesign for Philly Black Pride and sent in book cover ideas to my cover artist. I also talk about dating multiple people or …

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June 4th, 2019


Quick thoughts on the conversation around Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us', and also how the Google outage this past weekend almost killed my editing productivity.

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June 1st, 2019


Sometimes you have to clean up your timeline.

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May 31st, 2019


Moving out of my old house was a hassle. I also talk about using astrological signs to write characters.

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May 28th, 2019


I talk about my memorial day weekend with research and some relaxation, plus getting back on my grind as far as sending emails to my subscribers. Also, listen to my elevator pitches for my two latest stories and let me …

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May 25th, 2019


I talk about my love of the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion plus I look at which social media network is the hardest one to use.

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May 23rd, 2019


All about my technological singularity research for my next book.

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May 21st, 2019


I talk about outlining this new novel and how to speak up about big issues when you don't know what to say.

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May 20th, 2019


I had a great weekend by finishing one project and going to a party. Plus, I talk about the next step in the snowflake outline for my killer androids novel.

Try out the Snowflake Method for yourself:  

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May 17th, 2019


It's all about my writing today including my anticipation to go to a party this weekend.

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May 16th, 2019


I made a breakthrough in my killer androids outline, and I talk about the potential impact of the viral video showing African runway models dancing on the catwalk.

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May 15th, 2019


A quick update on finishing a new project and picking what my next writing project will be.

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May 14th, 2019


I talk about my long ride home to Philly, the new gay character in Arthur, the new show Paradise Hotel, and the messiness of Vanderpump Rules.

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May 11th, 2019


This episode starts with a lighthearted start on my trip to Miami and turns into a lesson about avoiding getting dragged online.

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May 9th, 2019


The secret gay character in Avengers and the new trailer for Stephen King's IT.

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May 8th, 2019


I talk about the work ahead of me with the new short story and that's Steve Harvey video that everyone's been talking about lately.

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May 8th, 2019


I talk about the MET gala, Vanderpump Rules, my upcoming trip to Miami, and I update you on my writing progress.

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May 6th, 2019


I'm back! And I'm talking about everything that's going on since I last recorded. Listen in!

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September 4th, 2018


Deciding to give the podcast a rest for a while. I'll be back at some point. Just not sure when.

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August 28th, 2018


I talk about my weekend, recommend a new book, and I finally signed up for the gym!

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August 24th, 2018


I talk about my plans to actually get to editing today, plus the fact that the do not disturb feature on my phone is not working correctly.

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August 23rd, 2018


Today I talked all about this social group that I joined. it's all about hesitating to join in first place and reactions after witnessing.

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August 22nd, 2018


I finally get back all the critiques for my fantasy novel and end day feeling rather sick.

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August 21st, 2018


I talk about my productive and restful weekend and explain why I cancelled my second segment.

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August 18th, 2018


Still talking about this novella I'm writing.

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August 17th, 2018


I talk more on house-hunting and my like/dislike of a rather complex video game character named Joel in the game The Last of Us.

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August 11th, 2018


I talked about some books I've been reading, plus looking for a single-family home.

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August 10th, 2018


I talk about my plans to be aggressive with marketing, plus making changes in my life with exercise and finding a new home.

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August 10th, 2018


I talked about edits to my fantasy novel plus a different attitude when it comes to dating.

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August 7th, 2018


I talk about my getting serious about a job search, plus unfollowing negative Twitter feeds.

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August 7th, 2018


I talk about a canceled trip to Washington DC and a quote from Beyonce's interview in Vogue magazine.

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August 4th, 2018


Three episodes packed together in one for my 100th episode! It's all about my upcoming trip to DC and some writing plans.

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August 1st, 2018


I talk about sending out my fantasy novella to beta readers and exciting plans for the weekend.

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July 30th, 2018


Today I'm thinking all about how I'm going to bolster or change my social media plan moving ahead.

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July 27th, 2018


I talked about completing some projects and the news that the character Lawrence from Insecure won't be returning to the show.

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July 25th, 2018


I get ready to refocus on my editing duties after a busy weekend, and I also talked about Pose on FX.

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July 23rd, 2018


A recap of my fun weekend as told from my IGTV video, Sunday Show.

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July 19th, 2018


The home inspection didn't go as planned, but it's my day off and I have some time for editing at least.

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July 18th, 2018


I talked about Michelle Williams' (of Destiny's Child) brave decision to get help for depression, plus I talk about not wanting to do things that I sign up for.

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July 18th, 2018


All about trying to stick with intermittent fasting, plus talking about inspiration from a podcast that I'd listened to.

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July 17th, 2018


Quick thoughts on a new Netflix movie plus beginning my journey with intermittent fasting.

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July 14th, 2018


I talk about pausing editing my sci-fi book, some plot holes in the Netflix series Kiss Me First, my reactions to the Marvel movie Ant-Man and the …

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July 12th, 2018


I talk about avoiding confrontation until absolutely necessary, plus removing deus ex machina from my book.

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July 11th, 2018


I talk about the difficulties in editing new scenes, plus getting back to being more spiritual.

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July 10th, 2018


Today I discuss my new workout regimen and the rash of bad communication going around when dating.

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July 10th, 2018


An update on my house hunting, editing, and plans to go see a movie I've been pushing off.

LGBTr Ep. 17 - Vicktor Alexander

July 7th, 2018


I chat with author Vicktor Alexander about his many pseudonyms, constant flow of new ideas, and how being an Army vet changed his approach to being vocal about important issues and his approach to writing. He's a gay …

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July 7th, 2018


I couldn't afford a photographer so I took my own headshot, plus I look forward to the weekend.

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July 5th, 2018


I talk about the big progress I made over the holiday and surrounding yourself with people who will push you to be your best.

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July 3rd, 2018


I talk about working to assert my voice more often, and my plan to work on a few different creative projects at a time.

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July 2nd, 2018


I talk about my recent shopping trip, an early Fourth of July celebration, ideas for IGTV, and a specific function of art.

LGBTr Ep.16 - Eddie S. Pierce Jr.

July 2nd, 2018


I interview author Eddie S. Pierce Jr. of Rainbow Room Publishing about his previous two books, 'LOVE: Something Infinite' and 'LOVE: From Behind', his push to include gay HIV-positive characters, and his latest book, …

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June 30th, 2018


Today I talked about everything that I'm trying to edit, as well as what you do in order to manage being bombarded by bad news.

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June 28th, 2018


in this episode I talk about starting up online dating again, plus the horrors of condensing a full story into a short synopsis.

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June 27th, 2018


I share some of my nervousness about the screenplay I wrote and discuss the expensiveness of reaching your goals.

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June 27th, 2018


I talked about my need for a trip and my struggle with focusing on different creative ideas.

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June 25th, 2018


This weekend I wrote and watched Luke Cage season 2. Dassit. My episode of GaySide Stories went live today too. Check it out anywhere you listen to podcasts!

LGBTr Ep. 15 - Ryan Douglass

June 25th, 2018


I interview author Ryan Douglass about his novel, Jake in the Box, and what got him to want to be an author in the first place. We talk about his …

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June 22nd, 2018


Today I talk about vision boards and why they aren't for me.

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June 21st, 2018


A play-through of Fortnite left me side-eyeing the game, and a segment on the Megasheen Pod struck a chord with me.

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June 20th, 2018


I talked about not skipping over the drama in stories and some of the stories that I'm working on at the moment.

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June 18th, 2018


I give quick reviews on The Outsider by Stephen King, Everything is Love by Beyoncé and Jay-Z (The Carters), and explain something new I'm trying on Twitter.

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June 16th, 2018


How has the strength of one's personal brand affected how you interact with people online?

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June 15th, 2018


How 'likes' change our interactions online.

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June 12th, 2018


I'm forcing myself to get back on track with editing my sci-fi book and talk about online communication... yet again.

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June 11th, 2018


The new show, Pose, on FX, struck a few nerves as well as the description of side characters in the new audiobook I'm listening to, The Outsider by Stephen King.

LGBTr Ep. 14 - Vanessa Clark

June 10th, 2018


Get to know the author of 'The Man on Top of the World' and how they went from writing short stories in high school to completing their first erotic …

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June 9th, 2018


I start the day talking about my interviews, but end it with an introspective about depression, anxiety, and suicide; spurred on from the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Suicide Prevention Hotline: …

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June 7th, 2018


Today I talk about how I barely recovered from an awkward moment on last night's live YouTube interview. I also had to pass on yet another property.

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June 7th, 2018


Busy week! I've got interviews to do and I still have to get back to working on my books!

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June 7th, 2018


Pride and Publishing. Sounds like a book!

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June 5th, 2018


Another episode where I ponder my skills in marketing and social media. I think I'm coming around to a better way of thinking about this.

LGBTr Ep. 13 - Terry J. Benton

June 5th, 2018


How does one go from a background in Industrial Engineering to writing fiction? I answer that and more as I interview author Terry J. Benton! We discuss his life and all that lead to the release of his latest book, …

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June 2nd, 2018


this episode is all about how networking in smaller, controlled circles seems to be more effective for me.

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May 31st, 2018


I talk about working past my insecurities while playing against some really good tennis players, and the need for perfection in the gay community. Check out the Gayside Stories podcast (episode 66) to hear what I'm …

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May 30th, 2018


Just an update of what I've been up to and what I have planned

LGBTr Ep. 12 - Toni Newman

May 27th, 2018


I talk with Toni Newman, author of I Rise, about her life and the many roads taken to reach a complete transformation. We'll explore her discovery of being a trans woman, her time as a fitness model, and the decision …

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May 25th, 2018


I'm gearing up for Memorial Day weekend and I talk about getting back on my grind for writing, and managing anxiety while reading about the crazy things going on in the world.

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May 24th, 2018


A small project took some energy out of me, but I think it was worthwhile. I also talk about the mentality I adopt when dating.

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May 23rd, 2018


Quick thoughts about the Netflix show, '13 Reason Why' (no spoilers) and some upcoming podcasting gigs.

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May 23rd, 2018


Just a normal day. Agonizing over finding a house and hoping Netflix won't shoot down my plans to write.

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May 22nd, 2018


I talk about the interview with my detective uncle for story research and explain the struggle of juggling two projects at once.

LGBTr Ep. 11 - Renaldo Christopher

May 22nd, 2018


Join my conversation with Renaldo Christopher, author of 'Gorgeous', as we talk about how sickness helped him power through the first draft of his novel, and explore the stories of his main characters: four Black, gay …

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May 19th, 2018


I talk about how reading influences my writing and about how it's okay not to be a social butterfly.

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May 17th, 2018


Today, I'm choosing to change my focus.

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May 17th, 2018


House hunting continues and I start thinking of new ways to engage people on Twitter.

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May 15th, 2018


It's all about my marketing and branding efforts today - from fiercely scrutinizing it to letting go of expectations.

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May 15th, 2018


I'm moving onto the next stage of the editing process for my book (finally). I also talk about how necessary it was to get outside and soak up some sun.

LGBTr Ep. 10 - Jayce Baron

May 13th, 2018


I get personal with Jayce Baron, author of Absolutely Me. He's releasing a follow-up to his book and we talk about what's in store for readers. I …

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May 11th, 2018


I talk about how to make the right decision when facing an opportunity as well as the ridiculousness (in a good way) that is Google Duplex.

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May 10th, 2018


What's necessary for your financial freedom? I talk about that in the show today plus I discuss some of the self-doubt I've been facing over the day.

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May 10th, 2018


Go through the struggle with me if trying to do everything and learning how to schedule my time.

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May 9th, 2018


Thoughts about putting your opinion out for people to hear plus an update that happens way later than the commute back home.

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May 8th, 2018


I discuss Childish Gambino's latest video, 'This Is America" and a lesson learned about confronting issues with friends soon rather than later.

LGBTr Ep. 9 - James Earl Hardy

May 6th, 2018


I got on the phone with one of the godfathers of Black LGBT fiction, James Earl Hardy! We talk about his book, B-Boy Blues, his special relationship to E. Lynn Harris, and how it felt to see his characters brought to …

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May 5th, 2018


I expand on what I learned at the National Achievers Conference yesterday and try to limit the damage of negativity on my momentum.

Reactions to Gary Vaynerchuk at NAC18 in Philly

May 4th, 2018


I finally got to see Gary Vaynerchuk live in Philly and he didn't disappointed. I'm motivated to work at my highest level. And I got an insight that surprised me a bit.

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May 3rd, 2018


A line on a TV show made me reflect about whether all I'm doing is coming from a place of passion or whether I have a real purpose.

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May 3rd, 2018


I give some thoughts about WICOMICON, Avengers: Infinity War, and talk about potentially getting interviewed on a couple podcasts.

LGBTr Ep. 8 - Cedric Quincy

May 3rd, 2018


I speak with Cedric Quincy about his latest book, Where the Players Dwell, as well as his life as a pansexual / bisexual author with a wife and kids.

WICOMICON with Justin

April 28th, 2018


Some reactions from my time at WICOMICON.

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April 28th, 2018


All about what my weekend is looking like.

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April 27th, 2018


I talk all about setting up for future events and Interviews.

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April 25th, 2018


Procrastinating, messing up, ugh! Here's what you missed.

LGBTr Ep. 7 - Brandon Goode

April 22nd, 2018


I talk to author, Brandon Goode, about his debut release, 'The Secrets of Eden'. Learn about his life and what went into writing this book.

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April 20th, 2018


I express the issues I'm facing in completing editing my book and get blindsided by the cancellation of the be Universal FanCon.

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April 19th, 2018


Maintaining the energy to do what needs to be done is a struggle I have every day. Hear about my messed-up way of being productive and about my last-minute decision to join the Universal Fan Con.

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April 19th, 2018


Aight so boom:
Doing a blog post kept me up all night.
Starbucks or no longer on my *list.
I might be buying my first home soon!

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April 17th, 2018


I discuss why I'm beginning to think that audio dramas may be the best way to tell a fictional story. I also gush in the awesomeness of Beyoncé's Coachella performance and discuss the issue of why straight Black male …

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April 16th, 2018


As a writer, coffee lover, Black man, and Starbucks lover, I felt it important to talk about the big thing that happened this past weekend. Then I switch gears and complain about going to the eye doctor. It's been a …

Messing Up

April 15th, 2018


I messed up with uploads this weekend AGAIN! I'll give you a brief update on why and what to expect soon.

LGBTr Ep. 6 - Lawayne Childrey

April 15th, 2018


How does one go from extreme trauma as a youngster to thriving as an adult? I have a chat with Lawayne Childrey about his book, 'Peeling Back the …

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April 13th, 2018


I express the need to sometimes put away social media and focus on yourself as opposed to what other are doing and saying. I also discuss this theory about an upcoming video game and how amazing of a marketing feat it …

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April 13th, 2018


I talk about my latest recording of LGBTr with Ryan Douglass and some of the interesting points he brought up. Also, I marvel at how Twitter is getting me to listen to more rap music.

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April 12th, 2018


The struggle to work on my novel continues. Plus, I talk about the strange new pics from the set of the Teen Titans movie.

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April 11th, 2018


Trying to stay on track with edits is extra hard this week.

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April 9th, 2018


I've been so excited about going to this conference next month featuring Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk, but after Tony's statements about the #MeToo movement, I had a decision to make.

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April 9th, 2018


The dreaded rewrite I agonized about in the last video actually turned out not to be so bad. See how quickly I got it done, what's coming up for me …

LGBTr Ep. 5 - La Toya Hankins

April 7th, 2018


I talk with La Toya Hankins, author of lesbian fiction titles 'SBF Seeking...' and 'K-RHO: The Sweet Taste of Sisterhood'. We discuss sororities, breaking stereotypes, and how the discovery of her own sexuality led to …

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April 7th, 2018


I think about the differences in space to business as an author and wrap up the week with what I'm looking forward to.

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April 5th, 2018


I've fallen off of my daily routine, but I'm determined to get back on. Plus, I've been inspired to continue doing my Facebook ads after second-guessing myself.

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April 5th, 2018


I ruminate over different ideas for more content and discuss whether it's actually productive or just a waste of time.

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April 4th, 2018


I talk about my strange editing process and some inspiration I got to continue doing what I'm doing. Plus, I have some questions for a certain Gary Vaynerchuk.

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April 3rd, 2018


Getting back into the swing of things on this snowy Monday. I discuss turning a corner in the type of content I'm producing as well as showing up for your passion every day.

High Quality Post Unlock - King for a Day 67

April 1st, 2018


It's seems that I've made a breakthrough on how to deliver a high quality post on social media platforms, especially Instagram stories / Snapchat. I've also found that after digging deep in a previous episode, it's been …

LGBTr - Ep. 4 - Larry Benjamin

March 31st, 2018


An author of over five books, Larry Benjamin describes himself as an artist with words as his primary tool. I talk about what it was like growing up …

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March 30th, 2018


Things have thankfully toned down. I give a quick update on my day and writing progress as well as some recommendations in audio drama and music.

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March 29th, 2018


I mess up the beginning of this episode (oops) and then I talk about a new idea to stay current and show off my storytelling skills at the same time.

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March 28th, 2018


Had to take a day off to get my mind right and refocus. Here's an update on what I've been up to and a quick Netflix recommendation that I think you'll enjoy.

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March 28th, 2018


Life is hard, but you gotta go through the process.

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March 26th, 2018


I went through some relationship drama over the weekend and it's forced me to focus more on my main goals. Take a listen. It might be helpful if …

Starting The First Draft - King for a Day 42

March 25th, 2018


I briefly talk about the very beginning stages of the first draft of the sci-fi book I'm currently editing now. From my King for a Day series on YouTube.

LGBTr - Ep. 3 - Jefferey Spivey

March 24th, 2018


Get into the mind of the man who thinks he may just be Black gay Larry David. It's Jefferey Spivey of men's fashion blog, Uptown Bourgeois. We discuss his life, his book "It's Okay If You Don't Read Everything", and his …

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March 24th, 2018


I was a bit nervous to post this because I usually leave these deep thoughts to myself. But hey, this podcast is all about me speaking my truth and my thoughts, so here you go.

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March 22nd, 2018


I discuss staying productive and vent about society's obsession with cheese...ew...

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March 21st, 2018


My latest release of short stories and making progress in editing while stuck on one page.

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March 20th, 2018


I gear up to release my short stories and discuss my impaired ability to jump into conversations on Twitter.

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March 19th, 2018


I talk about how if your 9-5 aligns with your purpose, how Mondays don't feel so bad. I also reveal an idea that may have me utilizing some unused skills.

King for a Day - Being A Busybody

March 18th, 2018


I had a full day today. Check out everything I've been up to and see what's ahead.

LGBTr - Ep. 2 - Victor Yates

March 17th, 2018


Learn all about how a boy from Jacksonville, FL grew up to become an award-winning writer living in Los Angeles. Victor Yates has work published in …

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March 17th, 2018


I discussed my different Netflix watches and talk about my skills as an idea person.

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March 15th, 2018


Some gems came to mind today on the drive. First, about what to do when faced with a big challenge. Then, I talk about a shift in mindset that could …

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March 14th, 2018


I got inspired about how to expand the world of Pangaea, determined to continue editing my book, and frustrated with multiple takes of the episode!

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March 14th, 2018


Pushed back doing work last night and started today with a new attitude, but did it last?

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March 13th, 2018


My character art came in and I discuss my decision to go the self-published route with my book.

King for a Day - Being Bad

March 11th, 2018


Some more ramblings about my writing process from my vlog series, King for a Day. I was happy to round out the villain in my novel. Take a listen!

LGBTr - Ep. 1 - Samuel Alexander

March 11th, 2018


I talk with author Samuel Alexander about his life, his work, and his thoughts on writing. This was the first author interview I conducted and it spurred on a new series for me. Listen up!

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March 9th, 2018


The joys of a Friday morning turn even more joyous when I get an email with my near-complete character illustrations.

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March 8th, 2018


I tease a new idea that hit me in the middle of the night and clarify some comments I made on Twitter about a popular show.

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March 7th, 2018


Snow Day Update - I finished marking up my novel. Ready to dive in and make changes.

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March 7th, 2018


Working on my book's villain and trying to step up my game!

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March 5th, 2018


Things done over the weekend and my problem with procrastination.

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March 2nd, 2018


How about that Scandal / How to Get Away with Murder crossover? I give my thoughts on #HowToGetAwayWithScandal and podcasts I'm soon to start listening to.

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March 2nd, 2018


My audio files were lost for this episode, so here's a quick rundown of my main points.

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March 1st, 2018


I talk a bit about the need to be vulnerable in order to connect with people, but how hard it is to do. I also touch on my hopes of being a full-time …

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February 27th, 2018


An intro to the podcast all about my thoughts on what's going on in my life and impressions about the podcasts and audiobooks I'm listening to on the commute to and from work.

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