Mike Jack Stoumbos won Writers of the Future and had a novel trilogy published in the last year, while teaching workshops for emerging authors in addition to the high schoolers. This is his advice.
About Mike Jack Stoumbos
Hi! I'm Mike Jack. I write "sentimental scifi" with a touch of humor, and I am committing to the transition from "teacher who enjoys writing" to "author who also teaches."
I am a 1st place winner of the contest Q1 2021, and I've been published in a handful of anthologies. My space opera series This Fine Crew launches with Chris Kennedy Publishing in December 2021 and is set to rapid release three books in three months. I have also been writing for The Book Break, under the awesome management and tutelage of Melissa Dalton Martinez, and have recently been invited to teach workshops at conferences and conventions.
In addition to writing, I enjoy singing, drawing, and "doing voices"—which makes GMing RPGs much more fun for me and my players.