Chris Jones on How to Develop a Writing Business-

PPP090: Chris Jones and the Business of Writing

Chris Jones has a far more traditional background in writing than I do, which makes him a fun, interesting, and educational guest for today’s episode. If you want to write for a living, this interview with Chris Jones is a must listen.

What We’re Chatting About This Week

I often talk about how people can freelance or write their way to personal profitability – which is exactly what I did. I’ve been doing this blogging thing for a while, and it took me years to be financially secure enough to leave my job. 10 years to be exact!

However, I love what I’m doing right now, and I get to spend time with my family while working from home. Today’s guest also works from home but came to his path a little different than I did. Chris is an art major and an entrepreneur, and in this episode we discuss entrepreneurship, business writing, and so much more. Take a listen!

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This Week’s Guests

Chris Jones is the author of The Art & Business of Writing: A Practical Guide to the Writing Life, a book targeted at helping new and seasoned authors hone their writing skills, balance their author work-life, and learn ways to better write, promote, and sell their books. He’s also an 3-time Virginia Press Association award-winning journalist and graphic designer, an editor, a content writer, and a speaker.

He has served as a sports writer and sports editor for a daily newspaper, a managing editor, and an editor-in-chief at two magazines, a web content writer for two health websites, and as a marketing copywriter.

He’s had the pleasure of interviewing celebrities and prolific influencers like HGTVs Sabrina Soto, Food Network celebrity chef Rachael Ray, Supernanny Jo Frost, Keegan Allen of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, and TLC’s American Supernanny Deborah Tillman, and two-time Emmy award-winning CBN broadcast journalist Efrem Graham to name a few. His work has been featured in newspapers and magazines from across the United States, news and health websites, and on Huffington Post where he is a contributor.

He hosts The Art & Business of Writing podcast where he interviews writers, authors, and creative professionals who influence the writing world. Some of his guests have included New York Times bestselling author John David Mann, EOFire’s Kate Erickson, and Foundr Magazine CEO Nathan Chan. Jones also co-hosts a weekly radio show called Convocation Radio where he and his co-host, D’Shawn Wright, interview today’s movers and shakers both regionally and nationally.

Chris lives in the Virginia with wife and children. He is coauthoring a new book due out in Summer 2018 with Morgan James Publishing.

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