The podcasts included in this sampling are a random few from past years. For a complete listing of the 60+ podcasts, radio and TV interviews I’ve done with my wife, Ana Gabriel Mann, as part of our 2022 Go-Giver Marriage Tour, visit www.GoGiverMarriage.com/media. For a listing of interviews with myself and my Navy SEAL writing partner, Brandon Webb, on our “Finn X” thriller series, visit www.WebbandMann.com. For updates and new interviews as they happen, follow me on Twitter (@johndavidmann) or Facebook (johndavidmann).
I’m joined by Sean Spoonts, who served as a valuable researcher for us in writing the thriller.
I sat down with Honduran author/screenwriter José H. Bográn for an interview for ITW’s monthly magazine, The Big Thrill. It was, as you would suspect, a thrill. A big one.
Practical advice for how to deepen and strengthen your writing.
We don’t live in a world of Great Men or Great Societies. We live in a world of Ordinary Men and Broken Societies. Crime writing taught me how to fall in love with that world.
JDM and Brandon Webb hosted at the legendary Warwick’s in La Jolla, Calif., for the launch of STEEL FEAR.
How it happened that I started my own high school (when I was in high school); how Steel Fear happened; why every one of us is chock full of great material for writing.
How leadership leaks into all my books; why STEEL FEAR is all about great leadership and terrible leadership; the benign nature of the universe and how to withstand failures and rejection.
We’re all writing the story of our lives and constantly rewriting our futures.
The three ingredients for good writing; how to get past writer’s block; the secret to making your writing good—or at least, gooder.
Rejection and the intrinsic value of painful experiences; how to change your beliefs and reinvent yourself; the book Mastering Fear.
The writing process, mastering self-talk.
Feelings are the carrier of ideas; the essence of every story is a reinvention; the company of people who have suffered.
How to write something you’ve never personally experienced.