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Writing The City: Adam Holt On Indie Writing And His Kickstarter Course At Writespace

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Writer Adam Holt in the Geary Studio

A lot of kids in the Houston area grow up with NASA as a part of their lives – space-themed signs, field trips to see the Space Shuttle, astronaut ice cream. The Space Center loomed even larger in writer Adam Holt’s life since his father worked at mission control. And while, at the time, Holt wanted nothing to do with his dad’s line of work, he has taken some of NASA’s pioneering spirit into his adult life. Holt left a “perfectly good job” in teaching to become a full time writer. He’s successfully crowd-funded two novels, The Conspiracy Game and The Rathmore Chaos (both space-themed books are part of a 5-part series he’s working on), through Kickstarter campaigns. And he’s about to teach a course at Houston’s Writespace to show others how to do the same. Learn about Adam’s writing, hear a space-themed poem, and find out more about his upcoming course in this interview.

Holt’s course, How to Kickstart Your Writing Career Via Kickstarter, takes place on December 3rd.

Thanks to audio engineer Todd Hulslander and Writespace director Elizabeth White-Olsen for their help with this interview.