Interview with author John Darryl Winston

The author of the popular IA Initiate and IA BOSS series, John Darryl Winston, drops by for an illuminating chat.


This week’s topics include:

  • Maintaining a healthy social media presence while balancing what that demands
  • What would you say is the most useful thing you learned in your MFA?
  • Who or what helped you the most getting started?
  • What are your thoughts on swearing in a story?
  • When should you end a chapter?
  • What’s the best part of doing a video chat show? The worst part?

Prior to becoming an author, John had success in the music business, writing songs with and for Grammy winner David Foster and record mogul Clive Davis. He has been a recording artist on Arista and Polygram records, and has written and/or produced songs for Gerald Levert, Gerald Alston, and many others.

How is the music business like the writing business?

Find out!

Yes, it’s a bit silly. That’s the point. But it’s also insightful and fun. That’s also the point. 

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