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BANGING YOUR HEAD AGAINST A WALL BURNS 150 CALORIES AN HOUR.


I wasn’t born writing. That would have been awkward. But I did start writing as soon as I could. And I think the results have been pretty good. I dare you to buy one of my books and judge for yourself. In the name of science.

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BANGING YOUR HEAD AGAINST A WALL BURNS 150 CALORIES AN HOUR.


I wasn’t born writing. That would have been awkward. But I did start writing as soon as I could. And I think the results have been pretty good. I dare you to buy one of my books and judge for yourself. In the name of science.

Slingers don't have jobs. They have careers that they own. Bunch of jobless hippies.

They're authors and coaches, consultants and speakers, maybe a dog trainer or two. Actually, a Slinger is any entrepreneur who has a passion for something they just can't stop thinking about, and they wake up every day asking, "Why can't I make a living doing that?" And then they come here so they can start. 

 

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Kevin encouraged me to follow my dreams, even though they seemed so unattainable.
— Leah Wakefield MPH/RD Candidate at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
 
 
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SAMUEL L. JACKSON REQUESTED A PURPLE LIGHT SABER AS A CONDITION FOR TAKING THE ROLE OF MACE WINDU.


"There was something so fascinating about this story and the cast of characters he put together." — Leah Petersen, Author of "Fighting Gravity"

This well written science fiction story will capture your interest on page one and won’t let go until you finish. Be forewarned it’s pretty much of a sure thing that you’ll be purchasing book two. The characters are mysterious, fascinating, and likable.  — James Chalk, Author of "Meat Market"

"Tumlinson managed to inject quirkiness and humor that was both unexpected and gave the characters even more depth." — JoAnn Takasaki, Author of "Luau Like a Local: The Easy Way"

Kevin is what every writer should be—entertaining and thought-provoking. — Shana Tehan, Press Secretary,  U.S. House of Representatives

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SAMUEL L. JACKSON REQUESTED A PURPLE LIGHT SABER AS A CONDITION FOR TAKING THE ROLE OF MACE WINDU.


"There was something so fascinating about this story and the cast of characters he put together." — Leah Petersen, Author of "Fighting Gravity"

This well written science fiction story will capture your interest on page one and won’t let go until you finish. Be forewarned it’s pretty much of a sure thing that you’ll be purchasing book two. The characters are mysterious, fascinating, and likable.  — James Chalk, Author of "Meat Market"

"Tumlinson managed to inject quirkiness and humor that was both unexpected and gave the characters even more depth." — JoAnn Takasaki, Author of "Luau Like a Local: The Easy Way"

Kevin is what every writer should be—entertaining and thought-provoking. — Shana Tehan, Press Secretary,  U.S. House of Representatives

Escape into some Amazing Fiction from Kevin Tumlinson

Looking for an escape? Get into some outstanding stories, straight from the mind of Kevin Tumlinson. Click above to go straight to the full library on Amazon.

Looking for an escape? Get into some outstanding stories, straight from the mind of Kevin Tumlinson. Click above to go straight to the full library on Amazon.

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POLAR BEARS CAN EAT AS MANY AS 86 PENGUINS IN A SINGLE SITTING.


Authors become authors because they have something to say. I have something to say, therefore I am an author. Logic FOR THE WIN. 

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POLAR BEARS CAN EAT AS MANY AS 86 PENGUINS IN A SINGLE SITTING.


Authors become authors because they have something to say. I have something to say, therefore I am an author. Logic FOR THE WIN. 

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Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.


I'm an author, blogger, podcast host, keynote speaker, author coach and marketing consultant all at once. Leonardo and I could so totally hang. I could teach him to be a Slinger. 

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Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.


I'm an author, blogger, podcast host, keynote speaker, author coach and marketing consultant all at once. Leonardo and I could so totally hang. I could teach him to be a Slinger. 

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You can have everything you want in life if you’re willing to help enough other people get what they want.
— Zig Ziglar

The Short Version

Kevin Tumlinson is the Wordslinger—Author, Blogger, Host of the Wordslinger Podcast. Kevin is the author of dozens of novels and non-fiction books. He helps entrepreneurs and authors build and grow their business through better writing. From bringing copywriting skills up to Olympian levels to writing a book in 30 days (or less), Kevin has a process, a practice, and a program that can help any business do more business. He specializes in helping entrepreneurs build authority fast—and in helping indie authors build libraries of their own work. His goal is build an army of Slingers who own their careers and are out to conquer the world.

In other words, he helps people get what they want. Become a Slinger and find out how.

Pants optional. 

 

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The much longer version

I swear I'm not urinating in public. Or ...  am ... I?

I swear I'm not urinating in public. Or ...  am ... I?

I grew up in Wild Peach, Texas. If you're heard of it, you're probably from there.

But let's just say it's the kind of place where a kid can grow up knowing what it's like to climb trees and wander in the woods and swim in rivers, all while being within shouting distance of his Granny calling him to dinner. It was also a breeding ground for stories—which explains a lot.

I grew up in a house filled with stories. They were in my DNA. Folktales and tall tales, whoppers and (white) lies, and a family lore steeped in wise cracking and down-home wisdom—that's where I grew up. The perfect breeding ground for a Wordslinger.

Surprise! Kevin really is like that full time. 

Surprise! Kevin really is like that full time. 

Some of my favorite toys, growing up, were just junk I found laying about, in heaps kept by my grandfather in his tool shed, or in piles left curbside for the trash collectors. to cart away. I spent hours creating back stories and characters and scenarios that matched up to whatever my imagination made of what I'd found. It was some of the best story craft training in the world.

At some point, my family gave me a tape recorder for Christmas, along with a pack of cassettes. The phrase "it is ON" hadn't yet made it into popular use at the time, but it sill applies. Once I had a means of recording my thoughts, storytelling was the very first thing I did. And sharing those stories with the only audience at my disposal—my poor mother, brother, and grandparents—led to just the sort of encouragement a growing Wordslinger needs. 

I wrote my first book when I was in second or third grade. It was five pages, front and back, on lined notebook paper. I crafted a cover—thus beginning a long tradition of designing covers for my books—and bound the whole thing along the left edge with staples and a nice masking tape binding. Very posh.

My teacher, at the time, chuckled, and said, "Books aren't written on notebook paper, silly!" The whole class laughed along with her, and I slunked to my desk. And on that day, a life-long battle with "I'm not a real author" began. I had to publish half a dozen books before it finally started to let up. I'm hoping to have it licked by the time I'm 90.

I'm looking at your pockets. I'm wondering if you have food in there. I like food.

I'm looking at your pockets. I'm wondering if you have food in there. I like food.

I wrote short stories throughout school—sometimes to the frustration of my teachers, who would have preferred I just stuck to the essay topics. But I became known for those stories. People saw what I was doing, and figured that writing was something I'd do as a career.

I really wish someone had shared that with me.

Because for most of my career, I wrote and told stories on the side as I tried to figure out exactly what I wanted to do for a living. I took jobs doing things like producing radio and television, and then eventually copywriting, all the while wondering, "What should I do for a career?" I wrote books because I always wanted to write books, thinking, "Wouldn't it be cool to write books for a living?"

Yeah, I know. Not so bright.

Kara is the love of my life. She can do better. But I work hard to keep her from realizing that. 

Kara is the love of my life. She can do better. But I work hard to keep her from realizing that. 

It was four decades after I came screaming into the world that I realized that I'd been doing what I wanted to do "when I grew up" for my entire career. Every job I'd had, every career leap I'd made, had been one big funnel to get me to where I'd wanted to go all along. I just hadn't realized I wanted to go there.

I'm a storyteller, first and foremost. The story comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes—from books to podcasts to public speeches. But it's the story that remains, when everything else fades away. That's my through-line. That's the shape of my life.

Once I knew this, I realized just how powerful story really is. It shapes our culture, our career, and our lives. It defines us. It makes us who we are. It creates the world we live in. 

That's why I started helping other people figure out how to shape their own stories. I started working with people to help them develop the skills and discipline to tell their story, their way. I helped people open new doors for themselves. And it felt good.

So now I'm the Wordslinger. Author, coach, keynote speaker, host of The Wordlsinger Podcast and the Self Publishing Answers Podcast. Those things are amazing—they give me the energy to get up every morning. They make me proud. But they're nothing at all compared to the charge I get from helping other people do the same stuff. I love inspiring people. I love reaching people and helping them figure out how to shape their own stories. That's my real life's work, in the end—entertain, inform, and inspire. 

So how'm I doin'?

 

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It would take 1,000 years to watch every video on YouTube.


"Kevin is what every writer should be—entertaining and thought-provoking."

—Shana Tehan
    Press Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives

 

Did you know that if you stare into a mirror lit by candlelight and say Kevin's name three times he'll appear wherever he is?

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It would take 1,000 years to watch every video on YouTube.


"Kevin is what every writer should be—entertaining and thought-provoking."

—Shana Tehan
    Press Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives

 

Did you know that if you stare into a mirror lit by candlelight and say Kevin's name three times he'll appear wherever he is?

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APPEARANCES

UPCOMING APPEARANCE: Come see me for three solid days at Comicpalooza 2015 - May 22-24! Among other topics, I'll be discussing the storytelling of Star Wars. Should be a good time for all. May the Force be with you.


GUEST POSTS, INTERVIEWS & QUOTES

9 Problem Solving Skills Great CEOs and Startup Founders Use to Tackle Tough Problems — Quoted, KeepInpsiring.me, 05/29/2015

Forget Everything You Know About Sales: Use These 5 Crazy Tips Instead — Quoted, Examiner.com, 05/28/2015

What's the #1 Habit of Successful Content Marketing Campaigns? — Quoted, Cornerstone Content - 4/08/15

Top 10 Hiring Tips from HR Heavyweights —Quoted,  BPT/Resources - 4/7/15

10 of the Best WordPress Alternatives for Small Business - Quoted, Long Tail Pro - 3/24/15

3 Tips for Developing a Daily Work Habit - Guest Post, Self Publisher's Showcase - 3/24/15

15 Tips for Getting Hired Fast - Quoted, The Work at Home Woman - 3/16/15

Leveraging Ghostwriting to Add Rocket Fuel to Your Business - GlobalWrites blog - 3/10/15

5 Ways to Make Money to Start a Business - The Work at Home Wife - 2/23/15

"Guest Post: 5 Ways to Use a Book to Build Your Business" - Self Publisher's Showcase - 2/6/15

New review of "Sawyer Jackson and the Long Land" by S.M. Lowry! - 1/21/15

"Sawyer Jackson and the Long Land" picked as a top read of 2014 on the To Be Read Podcast - 12/16/14

Kevin Tumlinson on the Audience Hacker Podcast | How To Publish a Book a Month & Grow Your Reach - 11/07/14

Reading with Writers 3: Kevin Tumlinson (blog interview) - 11/03/14

Reading about Authors with Kevin Tumlinson - To Be Read Podcast (Video) - 10/20/14

Author interview with John McGuire on Tessera - 09/12/14

Interview on Content Marketing Podcast with Rachel Parker - 09/04/14

Author Interview with Stacy Claflin - 09/03/14

Review of "Citadel: First Colony" by S.M. Lowry - 08/31/14

Review of "Citadel: First Colony" by Leah Peterson - 10/12/2011

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