Sean Platt is the founder of Sterling & Stone (A Story Studio) with 6 much loved imprints and a massive readership. In addition to publishing, speaking and authoring bestselling fiction such as Yesterday’s Gone, Unicorn Western and The Dream Engine, Sean hosts both the Self-Publishing Podcast and the Better Off Undead Podcast with his partners in business and writing, David Wright and Johnny B. Truant. His popular nonfiction titles include Writer Dad, Writing Online and Write. Publish. Repeat. Sean is a remarkable storyteller and entrepreneur.
Every time I’ve fallen flat on my face, it’s helped get me smarter faster. – Sean Platt
Mistakes should make you smarter. If you copy someone, you might be copying something for all the wrong things and all the wrong reasons. You should know your own goals and set up your work with that in mind. A success habit: Daily work on beats (the outline of the story).
Sean’s One Idea
Sean’s wife encouraged him to put his words onto paper and he realized that it actually was pretty easy for him. He bought his first domain name, Writer Dad. After he learned copywriting, his writing got better and better.
Sterling & Stone is a tiny publishing company with 3 principals (Sean, Johnny & Dave). Sean & Dave write at Collective Inkwell, with a horror & sci-fi vibe. Sean & Johnny write at Realm & Sands for high concept books. They answer questions about life and about who they are through fiction. There’s humor but a big element of consciousness. LOL – stories with the main purpose of making people laugh. Lexi Maxxwell writes for their adult line. Guy Incognito is their children’s line. Smarter Artist is their non-fiction line. Ultimate goal is to build a Story Studio.
To connect with Sean Platt:
You really have to know your audience
Know what you want – don’t copy somebody
Clearly communicate w/ your audience
5 Moves To Start A New Business
If they were to start another business today, they would concentrate on these areas:
- Find a hungry market.
- Study the market.
- Bond with that market.
- Create something for that market.
- Promote it to that market.
Write. Publish. Repeat by Johnny Truant & Sean Platt
Secret To Success
Hard work is a process, not an event. You have to make things happen.