Ray Keating's Authors and Entrepreneurs Podcast

Ray Keating's Authors and Entrepreneurs Podcast

A podcast for readers and book lovers in general, authors, aspiring authors, entrepreneurs, and aspiring entrepreneurs, with a special focus on exploring and discussing the importance of authors as entrepreneurs, and what that means for the authors themselves, as well as for the reading public.... Show More

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Ray Keating has a little fun with a thought that recently crossed his mind about being a writer and a reader, and why either of those interests should naturally lead to being a sports fan as well. Indeed, Keating makes clear the parallels between writing or reading a good story, and watching one unfold on the field of play.For more information about Ray Keating’s services for authors, including “A Business Plan – An Action Plan – f... Read more

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Ray Keating explains why you need another set of eye to take a close, critical look at your book or other writing project. But it is critical to get someone who you can trust to produce constructive feedback and ideas. After all, everybody has an opinion and most are quite willing to tell you what they think, but is their feedback based on experience and is it constructive? Keating goes on to explain that he now provides manuscript... Read more

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Noting that authors are entrepreneurs, Ray Keating makes the case that authors need a business plan – an action plan – for each of their books. Without such a plan, authors are simply missing out on opportunities. Keating goes on to explain the service he now offers to produce a business plan – again, an action plan – for authors.For more information about Ray Keating’s services for authors, including “A Business Plan – An Action P... Read more

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Ray Keating revisits the issue of finding time for writing. In just 5 minutes, Ray Keating serves up some additional ideas or thoughts on writers finding more time to write.As for Ray Keating’s books, THE REALISTIC OPTIMIST TO DO LIST & CALENDAR 2019 is available at Amazon.comand signed copies at www.raykeatingonline.com. For good measure, his Pastor Stephen Grant novels and short stories are available in paperback or for the K... Read more

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Like many writers, Ray Keating has to work to find or create time for writing his novels. That, of course, can be a challenge. In just 5 minutes, Ray Keating discusses some ideas or rules for writers to create more time to write.As for Ray Keating’s books, THE REALISTIC OPTIMIST TO DO LIST & CALENDAR 2019 is available at Amazon.comand signed copies at www.raykeatingonline.com. For good measure, his Pastor Stephen Grant novels a... Read more

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Given on-demand publishing and ebooks, there’s no reason to let your books die. In just 5 minutes, Ray Keating serves up some thoughts on how author-entrepreneurs can work to get new readers for older books. As for Ray Keating’s books, THE REALISTIC OPTIMIST TO DO LIST & CALENDAR 2019 is available at Amazon.comand signed copies at www.raykeatingonline.com. For good measure, his Pastor Stephen Grant novels and short stories... Read more

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In response to an article raising issues about the quality of Christian movies, Ray Keating serves up some thoughts regarding Christian movies and fiction. Keating wonders if rather than claiming a specific genre, perhaps Christians should simply strive to be the best storytellers they can be – in film, in writing mysteries, thrillers, sci-fi, or whatever – with their work informed and undergirded by their Christianity.As for Ray K... Read more

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Ray Keating touches on an assortment of reminders for writer entrepreneurs in order to help make 2019 a productive and creative year. As for Ray Keating’s books, THE REALISTIC OPTIMIST TO DO LIST & CALENDAR 2019 is available at Amazon.comand signed copies at www.raykeatingonline.com. For good measure, his Pastor Stephen Grant novels and short stories are available in paperback or for the Kindle at Amazon.com, and signed bo... Read more

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Ray Keating makes the case that writers should explore new genres of writing as new opportunities. He talks about his own experiences of writing in different arenas, and argues that genre choices should be based on your passions, interests, expertise, experience, imagination, and market assessment. While you need to read, research and learn, don’t get bogged down in preparation. Give yourself a time limit on researching, and then t... Read more

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Ray Keating talks with Pastor Tyrel Bramwell about his two new books – COME IN, WE ARE CLOSED and THE WORLD OF THE WAZZLEWOODS (A FERN & DALE FAIRY TALE BOOK 1) – his writing process, and interesting strategies for collaborating and getting the word out about these wonderful tomes. His books are available at Amazon.com and at TyrelBramwell.com.As for Ray Keating’s books, THE REALISTIC OPTIMIST TO DO LIST & CALENDAR 2019 is ... Read more

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What should you give the readers on your Christmas list? Ray Keating provides a varied list of book recommendations. The titles and links to the books Ray recommends, as well as links to relevant articles and Authors and Entrepreneurs episodes can be found at https://pastorstephengrant.blogspot.com/2018/12/links-to-books-recommended-for.html.

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A salute to and reflections on Stan “The Man” Lee. Ray Keating talks about the late Stan Lee as an author and entrepreneur; his impact on our culture; the debate over Lee’s legacy between Bill Maher and a piece from National Review; and the lessons Lee offers to fellow writers and entrepreneurs.THE REALISTIC OPTIMIST TO DO LIST & CALENDAR 2019 is available at Amazon.com and signed copies at www.raykeatingonline.com. For good me... Read more

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Ray Keating talks about being a realistic optimist, using to do lists, and why he has combined these in a new book/tool titled THE REALISTIC OPTIMIST TO DO LIST & CALENDAR 2019.THE REALISTIC OPTIMIST TO DO LIST & CALENDAR 2019 is available at Amazon.com and signed copies at www.raykeatingonline.com. For good measure, Keating’s latest novel is REAGAN COUNTRY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, which is available in paperback or f... Read more

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Ray Keating evaluates an assortment of marketing freebies and merch. What makes sense, and what doesn’t? Specifically, he looks at 10 options, including business cards, magnets, shirts, bookmarks, rack cards and much more.Keating’s latest novel is REAGAN COUNTRY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL. You can buy REAGAN COUNTRY in paperback or for the Kindle at Amazon.com, and signed books at www.raykeatingonline.com. In addition, Keating’s... Read more

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Ray Keating interviews author Mary Moerbe, who not only pens her own books but uses her blog - Meet, Write, & Salutary – to encourage others to write. Mary is incredibly busy, but she finds a way to write and spur others to do so as well. Visit her website at www.maryjmoerbe.com. Keating’s new novel is REAGAN COUNTRY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL. You can buy REAGAN COUNTRY in paperback or for the Kindle at Amazon.com, and signed... Read more

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July 24, 2018 17 min

Ray Keating touches on some key points to ponder when it comes to starting a new venture – whether it be a website, a book or other business – using his new media site DisneyBizJournal.com as an example. Keating’s new novel is REAGAN COUNTRY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL. You can buy REAGAN COUNTRY in paperback or for the Kindle at Amazon.com, and signed books at www.raykeatingonline.com. In addition, Keating’s first short story –... Read more

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July 19, 2018 21 min

Ray Keating asks: Are you too comfortable? If so, that can be deadly for authors, entrepreneurs and author-entrepreneurs. Keating suggests ways to embrace feeling uncomfortable. He argues that it’s vital to escape the comfort zone in order to spur creativity and seize opportunity. Keating’s new novel is REAGAN COUNTRY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL. You can buy REAGAN COUNTRY in paperback or for the Kindle at Amazon.com, and signe... Read more

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Ray Keating takes listeners along for one of his personal brainstorming sessions. Right now, he is wrestling with how to start up and run a blog that will actually make some money. Keating’s new book is REAGAN COUNTRY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL. You can buy REAGAN COUNTRY in paperback or for the Kindle at Amazon.com, and signed books at www.raykeatingonline.com. In addition, Keating’s first short story – HEROES AND VILLAINS: A ... Read more

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Ray Keating talks about trends in the book industry, and what that means for readers, authors and entrepreneurs. There are challenges and opportunities, and it’s all about hard, but enjoyable work in the end. Keating’s new book is REAGAN COUNTRY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL. You can buy REAGAN COUNTRY in paperback or for the Kindle at Amazon.com, and signed books at www.raykeatingonline.com. In addition, Keating’s first short sto... Read more

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June 10, 2018 24 min

Based on his experience as a newspaper columnist and novelist, Ray Keating points out that writers should be open to finding stories and story ideas at all times and in all places. Keating’s new book is REAGAN COUNTRY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL. You can buy REAGAN COUNTRY in paperback or for the Kindle at Amazon.com, and signed books at www.raykeatingonline.com. In addition, Keating’s first short story – HEROES AND VILLAINS: A ... Read more

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