Larry Winget: The Pitbull of Bestselling Authors

Larry WingetLarry Winget is a six-time New York Times/Wall Street Journal bestselling author and television personality whose work has been translated into over 20 languages. Known as “The Pitbull of Personal Development®” Larry is loud, in your face, and determined to make people take responsibility for their own actions and screwed-up lives. And he has a lot to say to authors looking to enter his territory.

In this interview Larry takes us from his beginnings as an entrepreneur and motivational speaker to his status today as one of media’s best-known personalities and bestselling authors. Larry holds nothing back. That’s why you can learn so much from him.

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Tim Knox: Hello, welcome back into Interviewing Authors. I’m your host Tim Knox, great show for you today. Larry Winget, who is trademarked as “The Pitbull of Personal Development” is on the show and Larry is a hoot.

If you’re not familiar with Larry – I’m sure you’ve seen him on television – he is a self-help slash motivational author who has written such great books as Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life; It’s Called Work for a Reason!; You’re Broke Because You Want to Be and one of my favorites, People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It. So you can tell just by the titles of his book that Larry has a lot to say and he is not afraid to say it.

Larry’s been a speaker and an author for many, many years. He is at the top of his game and he has some great advice for any author that is looking to get into the self-help genre.

If you are a motivational speaker or you have a message or platform, writing a book is just a natural progression and nobody does that better than Larry Winget.

So let’s get started. Here’s my interview with The Pitbull of Personal Development and six time New York Times bestselling author, Larry Winget.

Tim Knox: Larry Winget, welcome to Interviewing Authors. I appreciate you being on the show today.

Larry Winget: Oh I’m glad to do it. Thanks for having me.

Tim Knox: It’s an honor having you on. Just as a means of full disclosure, you and I we do kind of go back a little ways. You’ve always been one of my favorite authors and one of my favorite speakers. You are one of those guys; your trademark is the… what is it, The Pitbull of Personal Development?

Larry Winget: That’s right. I also have another trademark called The World’s Only Irritational Speaker.

Tim Knox: And you know what, if people have heard you speak or read your books they could probably figure that out.

Larry Winget: Yeah.

Tim Knox: But you’re a prolific man. Just for folks who aren’t really familiar with you, give us a quick thumbnail of what you’re doing now, how you got started and then we’ll talk about writing.

Larry Winget: Well I’m a professional speaker by trade. I’ve been doing that for nearly 25 years. I have had my own television show on A&E. I’m under contract right now for a new show. I’m a regular on Fox News and Fox Business. I’ve had two PBS specials, two CNBC specials. I do a lot of television talking about personal development, parenting, personal finance, business – that sort of thing. And I have written six New York Times or Wall Street Journal bestsellers.

Tim Knox: And every one of those is… I don’t want to call it motivational. What would you categorize yourself? Is it motivation? Is it self-help? Is it get off your ass and do something?

Larry Winget: Yeah I think that covers it right there. Get off your ass and do something kind of help.

Tim Knox: There you go.

Larry Winget: My approach is kind of different than everybody else’s. I mean if you put my books, shoot, if you stood me up next to most authors or speakers, I would be the guy that said which one of these is not like the rest?

Tim Knox: Well you know the bald head, the cowboy shirts, the sunglasses might give it away.

Larry Winget: Yeah but see my books stand out on a shelf kind of in the very same ways as I do. I write titles that are confrontational. I write titles that make people want to pick up a book and find out more about it. I write good books; I write great titles though.

Tim Knox: You really do. Let’s go down the list here – Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life, which has always been my favorite. Do you have any of those t-shirts left?

Larry Winget: You know I don’t sell those t-shirts anymore. I sold probably 100,000 of those t-shirts. That’s the best title ever, I got to tell you. In the personal development industry that’s the best title ever and that’s really, that was my first bestseller, my first book that I sold. I self-published a lot of books and that was the first one I sold. That’s still my all-time bestseller simply because how do you beat Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life?

Tim Knox: It’s kind of hard and, you know what, I think that’s kind of the, part of the vernacular now because I even say that. I probably owe you a ton of royalty checks because I say that so much to people that I meet.

Larry Winget: You can pay me in liquor or something, I don’t know.

Tim Knox: I’ll send you some liquor and a pair of cowboy boots. You also wrote It’s Called Work for a Reason!: Your Success Is Your Own Damn Fault. Talk about that one.

Larry Winget: That was my second book following Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life. It’s a business book, straight up business book but the title, It’s Called Work for a Reason!: Your Success Is Your Own Damn Fault, it again doesn’t look like most business books. The cover doesn’t look like most business books because, again, there I am in lime green cowboy boots and, you know, a wild ass cowboy shirt and my sunglasses on. So you don’t see business books that look like that. This is a book though that I’m really proud of. I love this book maybe as much as anything I’ve written, simply because it is my entire philosophy about business success. I’ve spoken to over 400 of the Fortune 500 companies. I’m primarily a business speaker, even though I’ve sort of become this personal development, personal finance guy. My background is big business and small business so that’s why this book is so near and dear to my heart. It let me be a business person again.

Tim Knox: Yeah, then the next one you wrote I think is more aimed at the folks having financial problems, You’re Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead.

Larry Winget: Yeah that one came out. I just spent two years shooting my TV show, Big Spender, and people really wanted a personal finance book from me. That was again another great title, You’re Broke Because You Want to Be. I’ve had a lot of people argue with me about that title but it’s true. I think everything in your life’s your own damn fault and that’s my simple philosophy in that, and I think you’re broke because you want to be just like you’re fat because you want to be or stupid because you want to be or unemployed, it must be because you want to be. Otherwise, it’d be different.

Tim Knox: Exactly. I want to talk more in just a minute about the titles of your books and what a great marketing thing they are but let’s go on down the list. I love this one almost as much as Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life. The next book was People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It. Can you prove it?

Larry Winget: That’s the easiest book I ever wrote, Tim. It’s easy to prove people are idiots. I mean, all you got to do is look around and look at some of the stats that are going on regarding people’s weight and their finances. Look at relationships statistics, look at how we’re doing as individuals in this country and it’s easy to prove that people are idiots. No one ever argues with me about this one. However, I will tell you; this is the one that the publisher wanted to change the title of.

Tim Knox: Is that right?

Larry Winget: Yeah. When it came out in paper book it was no longer – paperback – it was no longer People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It; it became The Idiot Factor because all those politically correct people out there, which I guess they hadn’t figured out yet that I’m not one of them, really gave us some pushback on People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It.

Tim Knox: Yeah well it’s not really politically correct and I know that’s a big concern for you, huh?

Larry Winget: Yeah it is.

Tim Knox: Next you had Your Kids – and I love this one – Your Kids Are Your Own Fault: How to Raise Responsible, Productive Adults.

Larry Winget: This is my favorite book of anything that I’ve ever done because I think this is my most important book. I can pretty much drive every problem that we’re dealing with right now in our country back to poor parenting. We have entitlement issues because of that; we have financial issues in our country. When you walk in a store and the kid can’t look you in the eyes and say, “Thank you for shopping here at [indecipherable 7:37]”, that’s a parenting problem. All of our problems are parenting problems. So that’s why this is an important book.

Tim Knox: How was that book received to those, speaking of the politically correct, the folks out there that think you just need to hug your kids and everything going to be okay?

Larry Winget: It was not very popular with those folks.

Tim Knox: Shocker.

Larry Winget: It’s been popular with parents who really do want to do what the subtitle says and raise responsible, productive adults.

Tim Knox: Right, exactly. Well your, I think your last book was another great title – Grow a Pair: How to Stop Being a Victim and Take Back Your Life, Your Business and Your Sanity.

Larry Winget: I love this title, Grow a Pair, and I love this book. It probably became the fastest bestseller that I had. I don’t know. Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life hit number one on the bestseller list first week it was out so I guess that’s pretty fast but Grow a Pair has received equal acceptance I believe. It’s such a great phrase, it’s such a great title and to me it’s such a timely book when we’ve become this nation of weenies and wimps and entitled victims that people are pretty much ready for what I had to say on this one.

Tim Knox: Yeah, exactly. Well let’s dive into the process. All of these are great titles and I guess the first question is how important is that title? I mean, when you’re marketing or trying to get someone to give your books some attention, how important is a really great title like that?

Larry Winget: The title’s more important than the book.

Tim Knox: Think so? Yup.

Larry Winget: Yup. Most of the stats say that 90% of people who buy a book or check one out of a library would never get past the first chapter. To me, the title better say everything there is to say about the book. I have people who buy my books just so they can sit them around and show them off because of the titles, especially the Shut Up, Stop Whining and the Grow a Pair. So the title is very, very important. I’ve been very fortunate at having good titles but I just think in terms of titles. I’m doing a workshop now where people write books and they come and I name their books for them. I’m good with titles.

Tim Knox: Yeah, do you come up with the title first and then come up with a book or do you start with idea. What’s your process there when you decide to write a book? Where does the first germ of an idea come from?

Larry Winget: I look at what’s going on in our society and what’s pissing me off at the moment and I just get my basic gut reaction to that and that gut reaction usually becomes the title of the book. When I looked at the fact that people were in such financial trouble I said well people are broke because they want to be. And I just said that in conversation and then I stopped and said, wait, that’s a title right there.

Tim Knox: Yeah.

Larry Winget: When I’m being interviewed about finance, I mean, that’s what it comes down to. When I looked at the problems going on in society and I look around and people were talking about all the bad kids and shootings in schools and all that sort of stuff and I said, well you know, our kids are our own fault. We raised them. We taught them to be who they are. So I look at a societal problem that bothers me, that pisses me off, that I can build up some real feeling toward and then I give my gut reaction to that. The gut reaction becomes the title of the book. I might finesse it a little bit but that becomes the title of the book and then I start the process of gathering material and writing.

Tim Knox: What is your process once you’ve got the idea for the book? Because you don’t write fiction. You’re really writing I guess opinion and narrative type stuff. How do you go about coming up with what’s going to go in the book?

Larry Winget: Well I start out with the premise. The premise, to me, is the most important thing that you have to know going in. It’s the problem as you see it. So I write down the problem as I see it. That is the premise for my book. Once I’ve identified the problem as I see it then I start going through what would I say are the solutions to this problem? And then I… and those become the chapters and then as I begin to just gather information – I’m a storyteller. As a professional speaker I stand on stage and tell stories. I’m good at telling a story that will captivate. I’m not so good at just throwing out facts and figures and education and all that. I tell stories to captivate, that give people… that touch people emotionally.

I remember reading Stephen King, On Writing, and it’s one of the best books anybody could ever read who wants to write a book, where he said don’t educate people; touch them emotionally. Remember that people want to be scared or they want to be made happy or they want to be made sad. There are four basic emotions – mad, sad, glad and scared. And if you touch those emotions then you can grab your audience, your reader. So I tell stories that touch people. So I think about my premise then I think about my solutions then I start identifying all of the stories that I can think of in my life and those that I can find in the lives of other people I know and weave those into my solutions. And then I come up with a basic summary at the end that sort of says if we all did this the world would be a better place, you know. Put a little bow on it and kick them out the door and go write another book.

Tim Knox: Right, and that’s one of the things that I like about your books. You’re not preaching. You’re not just standing up at the pulpit. You are actually offering up the stories if you will, which can be considered real world examples. It’s almost like an Aesop’s fable.

Larry Winget: Yeah, and I appreciate that. I think that people have to have a story. When you tell a story, most people are not good storytellers because they think it’s about them. You have to make your story, whatever story it is you’re telling, their story. So you have to get good at telling a story so they can identify themselves in your story. I don’t think everybody’s able to do that very well. I sort of perfected that art. No matter what I’m talking about, I can involve you into the story where you think it’s you doing it. You’re living it. I can remind you of things that went on in your life so you go, man I had that happen to me. I’ve been there. I’ve done that. This is my story. I tell people who speak and who write – people don’t give a damn about you and they don’t give a damn about your story and they don’t give a damn about your content. They only give a damn that you, your content, your story can bring value to them.

Tim Knox: Right.

Larry Winget: So you’ve got to think in terms of the value you bring to them in your writing, in your storytelling, all of it.

Tim Knox: Do you think that’s one of the mistakes a lot of writers make, especially the ones that are trying to write personal development books? Rather than trying to come up with a story or something that touches the emotion, they just want to preach and get their message across.

Larry Winget: Yeah that and they become too educational. They’re delivering information rather than touching people and they haven’t established the need. I see so many people assume that the audience agrees with them that there’s a problem. The first part of every one of my books I give my opinion and then I start saying and this is how I know it to be true and if you’ll look at your own life you’ll see that I’m right because this is what you see evidenced in your own life. I establish the premise and the problem, involve them in that so they… I have buy-in before I start preaching or teaching my solutions. Most people don’t get buy-in.

Tim Knox: I think that’s an important lesson for the people that want to do the kind of books that you are doing and create a whole platform and that sort of thing is, you know, a lot of these books come across as just academic. They read like textbooks because they are emotionless and it’s just, you know, here’s the problem and here’s one, two, three, four things you should do.

Larry Winget: Yeah, you remember being in school how interesting textbooks were?

Tim Knox: Yeah. I loved to write on my textbooks.

Larry Winget: Everybody else remembers that too. They don’t want to read a textbook.

Tim Knox: Right, exactly. Do you remember the very first thing you wrote?

Larry Winget: I wrote, the very first thing I did, I wrote a little quote book. First of all, I didn’t know a lot about copyrights or laws or anything and I wanted to have something I could sell back in the room so I only quoted dead people and I figured that dead people couldn’t sue me. So it turns out they can. No, and so I put together a quote book of quotes of other people that really inspired me and kept me on track. It’s a great place for a speaker who wants to self-publish, you know. It’s a great place to start – with words that have inspired you. That was the first thing I did. The first thing I actually wrote was just this little bitty kind of a fun, little book with just lists of things people could do. That went over really well and I’ve actually repurposed that information many, many times.

Tim Knox: Talk about that a little bit because I know a lot of your earlier books, especially the ones that you wrote to sell from the back of the room, you know, they were not War and Peace. They were not thick books. They were actually small books.

Larry Winget: Yeah, we call them pamphlets.

Tim Knox: Yeah, I mean a lot of authors think, okay, I’ve got to write 100,000 words to come up with something but that’s just not true.

Larry Winget: No, especially if you’re self-publishing for back of the room sales or something like that. You can get by with, you know, 20,000 words is plenty. My book, Grow a Pair, comes out to be about 30,000 words. Most of my books in the past have been 60,000 and I’ll never write a 60,000 word book again. People don’t have time to read it. They won’t take the time to read it. They want something they can read in the length of about an hour and a half plane ride. I think shorter books are going to become more and more of the trend. So, yeah, I don’t think you have to write big, big, long books. Besides that, I think it’s more helpful to keep your books sort of a singular focus. Get it said, get it said well, fascinate people with your words and then write another book.

Tim Knox: That’s one thing I was going to ask you about because it’s not necessarily the volume there. What about the marketing aspect? I know you’re an amazing marketer. You come up with these titles. Every one of your books, I think you’re on the cover of every book, right?

Larry Winget: Oh absolutely. Well see I understand what my brand is. My brand is not my information. My brand is me and what I say is secondary to who I am. So my brand… and I’ve been very, very successful at building probably the most recognizable, physically recognizable brand in personal development. My brand was always going to be based on my personality. I didn’t want people hiring me for what I said. I wanted them hiring me for who I am. So I have to be on the cover. If you’re selling information – and I have a lot of friends who write a lot of bestselling books and they’re selling information. They don’t need to have a picture on the cover at all because they are not important. They’re secondary to their information. To me, the information is secondary to me.

Tim Knox: Right and you’ve built a following. I know there were people that buy your books simply because your picture and name’s on it and they have an expectation of what they’re going to get, right?

Larry Winget: Yeah because I have complete clarity about what I do and who I am and what I stand for, and the people who align with that – they don’t care what the book is about. They just want more Larry in their life. I work hard to expand that brand to make sure it works that way. I have people who will buy whatever I write or produce simply because I’m the one who did it. Now the nice thing is, when you take an opinion as strong as mine and a stance as strong as I have on things, you’re also going to have some real enemies. That’s okay too because I have discovered that enemies will buy your books as much as your fans buy your books because they’re looking for something new to hate you for. So I try to give them new information all the time to hate me for.

Tim Knox: That’s a great… it reminds me of something that Howard Stern once said. He didn’t care if they liked him or not as long as they were listening, and a lot of them were listening just to see what he was going to say next to get him in trouble with.

Larry Winget: Actually Stern has… there are a lot of studies been done about Howard Stern and the people who hate him stay tuned in twice as long as the people who love him.

Tim Knox: Isn’t that something?

Larry Winget: Yeah.

Tim Knox: Well which one of yours – and you mentioned this earlier – which one has been your favorite book that you’ve written and why do you really like that one?

Larry Winget: Well my favorite is… even though it hit the bestseller list it’s probably done the worst overall. My favorite is my parenting book. Again, it’s just because I think the topic is so important. The book that sold the most copies is still Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life and then You’re Broke Because You Want to Be. Grow a Pair will soon surpass both of those it looks like. But the one that is most important to me would be the parenting book, simply because that topic is so near and dear to my heart and I really think it goes to the root of what’s wrong with America.

Tim Knox: How are your boys? I guess they’re grown men now aren’t they?

Larry Winget: My boys are grown men and have, both of them have boys, so yeah.

Tim Knox: I can only imagine what it’s like having you as a grandfather.

Larry Winget: Oh I’m a great grandpa.

Tim Knox: I bet you are. I know at one time you talked about what an avid reader you were, how if you want to be an expert on a topic read 2,500 books, that sort of thing. What do you like to read? Are you reading other things? Are you a fan of fiction?

Larry Winget: You know I read everything in the world. First of all, when I’m writing a book – say I’m going to write a parenting book. I’ll go out and buy the 100 top parenting books and I will read those, not so I can copy them for sure. I don’t do any of that. I want to know what other people are saying about this topic so I can either agree with it or I can say, you know so and so wrote in his book this and I think he’s an idiot for saying that. Here’s what I believe. So I think one of the mistakes typically with authors these days is they have written more books than they’ve read. So I think you have to read a lot. I think if you’re going to write about something you better have read at least 100 books on that topic.

I’ve read over 4,000 books in the last 20+ years. I don’t know anybody who’s read more books than I have. I read all the time. I read very, very fast. People say, “Larry, it’s statistically impossible for you to have read that many books.” I have days where I can read seven or eight books in a day. So I still read a lot. Right now I’ve read so much non-fiction and I trust so few authors that are out there right now that I rely mostly on fiction. Right this minute I am a true fan of westerns. I think Louis L’Amour… Larry McMurtry is the king but Louis L’Amour… I’m fascinated with Louis L’Amour and the fact that he could write 100 novels, 400 short stories and that he wrote 27 novels about one family from when they came to America from Scotland, the Sacketts. There have been a lot of movies made about the Sacketts. So I decided I was going to read all 27. I’m about 14 in right now.

Tim Knox: Is that right?

Larry Winget: Yeah.

Tim Knox: Now do you ever get the urge to write fiction?

Larry Winget: Never have, never have because what I do is based so much in opinion and my response to what’s going on in the world. I’ve just never been interested in writing fiction. I’ve decided that fiction is much harder than non-fiction.

Tim Knox: Right, right, okay. Well you self-published for years. How did you finally get the attention of agents and publishers? Did you seek them out or did they come find you?

Larry Winget: I have a buddy, Joe Callaway, who had just sold a book to a little publishing company and he said, “Winget, why don’t you let somebody publish one of your books?” and I said, “Joe, you know, I self-published 25 books. I sell a couple hundred thousand of those every single year back of the room.” I have lots of people I stand in front of people. See I’ll stand in front of maybe a half million people every year so, you know, it was easy for me to sell books back of the room. I didn’t need a bookstore. Joe appealed to my ego and said, “Larry, if you sell them a book your book will be in all the bookstores.” Well, that sounded interesting from an ego standpoint so I sold them a book and I sold them Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life and when it came out, like I said, went to number one on the bestseller list. It’s one of those deals where the rest is history. I think it’s harder to sell books through a bookstore these days. I think it’s easy to get a book in a bookstore. I think it’s just damn near impossible to get a book out of a bookstore.

Tim Knox: Yeah that makes a lot of sense. And that’s one thing – what’s your advice to the writers that think if I don’t get an agent, if I don’t get a big publisher, I’m a failure? Really with all the self-publishing and everything you can do now that’s not necessarily true but it all really comes down to the marketing piece of it.

Larry Winget: Yeah I get this question a lot. People write me all the time. People say well I’m just not sure when I write my book whether I’m going to go the traditional route and go through an agent and a publisher or not. I’m telling you right now on your first nobody gives a damn about you or your book. So you better be able to self-publish that first book and then be able to walk into a publisher and say this is my following. My publisher today still wants to know what my following looks like, how it’s grown since the last book that I published because the following determines how many people will buy the book. So I tell authors before you even write a book, build a following. So when the book does come out there are people there to buy it. You can’t write a book and just expect it to sell itself, you know. We’re not building that better mousetrap and waiting for the world to beat a path to our dear. You’ve got to build a market for your book. It seems to me most people make the mistake of never building a following where they are considered a resource to their fan base so when they do release the book there will be somebody there to buy it.

Tim Knox: Don’t you think it’s cute when authors come up to you and act like they’ve got a choice? You know, I don’t know if I want to self-publish or get an agent.

Larry Winget: I hear it all the time. I go you have no choice in this. This is a stupid conversation which tells me you’re wasting my time talking to me.

Tim Knox: Exactly. Well you make a good point. I did an interview yesterday with a young man named Andy Weir, who’s got a new book out called The Martian. It’s really, really good and he did exactly what you’re talking about. He started posting short stories and chapters on his blog and built a following there and then self-published on Amazon and started selling a lot of books and the publisher finally came around and found him. What about the platform, especially folks that are looking at doing personal development or motivational books? How important is it that they actually have a platform they can sell books from?

Larry Winget: Well I think it’s the most important thing.

Tim Knox: Okay.

Larry Winget: I really do. I think you have to have a website, a landing page that makes it easy for people to buy. I think that you have to build a following through social media. I think that you have to shoot videos where you talk about your topics, where you put blogs out there, where you write articles for other people, where you do like this guy you were just mentioning is, that you write little excerpts that gets people intrigued with what you have to say. That’s what’s absolutely critical before you ever produce a book. That’s still going to be what the publisher wants to know. That’s what your agent, if you get an agent, is going to ask you before it ever gets to a publisher. That’s what the marketing people at the publisher are going to want to know. Who follows you? How many people? What are you going to do to sell a book? They’ll print it but, trust me, that’s what publishers do. They print books. You have to sell your book.

Tim Knox: And you know that comes as a shock to a lot of new authors.

Larry Winget: It amazes them that the publisher is not going to throw $100,000 of the PR at them and then sometimes when they do, they’re amazed that they don’t get any PR and it’s because they’re not interesting.

Tim Knox: I wish it was as easy as everyone… you know, I’m not throwing rocks at the people much different from myself because, I mean, I’ve known you. My business book that came out years ago I’m like, “Larry, they’re not going to promote this,” and you’re like, “Well no shit.”

Larry Winget: Exactly.

Tim Knox: It’s what you expect and what the real world is. So I’ve got a couple more minutes left here. Tell us what’s going on with you. What’s up next for Larry Winget?

Larry Winget: I signed a contract for a new television show so hopefully that should be coming out. You never know with TV. I never know until it actually shows up on television whether it’s really going to happen or not. I’ve been through this a lot. But I am under contract for a new show.

Tim Knox: Can you tell us what it is?

Larry Winget: No I can’t.

Tim Knox: I really want to see you in a sitcom, Larry. I really do.

Larry Winget: Oh yeah, right. It won’t be a sitcom. It might be a little bit more of a talk format where I get to scream at stupid people. That’s always fun for me.

Tim Knox: Are you a fan of the reality genre? I know you’ve done a lot of it.

Larry Winget: Yeah I have so it will be along those lines.

Tim Knox: Okay.

Larry Winget: So, and if that happens I’ll be releasing another book pretty quickly. So I’m thinking I’ll have another book out maybe in another year, year and a half. This one just came out. I like to put 18 months between them. So I’ll be writing a book. I just released a new video training series that’s virtual and interactive and, you know, people can find that at LarryWingetVT or just go to my website, and then I’m always active on social media stirring things up. I’m on the news a lot so people can turn on the TV and find me. I’m on Dr. Phil now every once in a while. So, yeah, I’m not a hard guy to find.

Tim Knox: You really aren’t. I really appreciate your time. I think there’s a lot of good information here. Give us your website address one more time.

Larry Winget: Sure it’s just LarryWinget.com. Everybody go there. Follow me on Facebook, a Larry Winget fan page. If you have a question, write me at info@larrywinget.com. I might answer it in my Ask Larry Anything YouTube series.

Tim Knox: Oh yeah I was going to mention that. I really love that. Talk about that for just a second what you’re doing there.

Larry Winget: Sure, every week I release a video, a three, four, five minute video based on questions that people, my fans and so forth will write me – any topic. Nothing’s off limits. Write me a question and I would be happy to answer it. You’ve watched them before. I can get riled up on there and it’s always a lot of fun. People sure seem to enjoy it so if anybody listening here is interested just write me and I’ll be happy to look at your question.

Tim Knox: Alright, Larry. We will put links to everything on the InterviewingAuthors.com website and we’ll put of course links to your books and that sort of thing. Hey man, I really appreciate you doing this. I know how busy you are. I think it’s great information for those that want to write in the genre you’re in.

Larry Winget: I appreciate it. This has been fun. You’re good at this.

Tim Knox: Well maybe I’ll do it again. Thanks my friend.

Larry Winget: Thanks, bud.

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