Writing Wars

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Writing Wars will return this fall.

Thank you for your support.


What it is

Writing Wars is an upcoming Brain to Books Podcast that touches base on some of the most heated debates happening in the publishing world today.

Welcome to publishing! You soon will notice (or have already) the plethora of friendly, though highly heated discussions regarding certain topics in the writing world.

  • Paperback vs. eBook: Aired 27 May 2016
  • Self-Promotion: Shameless or Proud?: Aired 24 June 2016
  • Reviews! Good or bad? Helpful or Hurtful? Airs on 29 July 2016

Additional topics to come!

  • Indie vs. Trad?
  • Amazon vs. Barnes & Noble?
  • Kindle vs. Nook?
  • Is the ISBN provider Bowker a legal monopoly?
  • Are the Big Five out to end indie publishers by utilizing Kirkus Reviews?
  • Authors buying reviews?
  • Price gouging by larger companies in an effort to stamp out aspiring authors?
  • Are the Big Five threatened by indie publishers?

These are all the hot topics happening today in the publishing world that you just stepped into! Jump in, review the arguments, and pick a side… or don’t. Please keep in mind that any opinions expressed are not personal.

How it works

On the last Friday of every month, Brain to Books hosts a word war where writers are invited to get right down to the hot topics of today’s publishing world. Go head to head and defend your views. But the reader decides…

Voting is hosted on Facebook where readers can tune in and vote for their side or engage in the debate! Tune in or catch the next debate!

The next Writing Wars is…

TODAY! 24 June 2016 11:00 AM EDT

Writing Wars: Self Promotion? Shameless?

29 July 2016 AT 11:00 AM EST

Writing Wars: Book Reviews: Helpful or hurtful? Good or evil?



What does Writing Wars entail?

Authors or readers who want to participate contact me telling me which side they want to argue. I have two slots available per side. At 30 minutes prior to air time, I send out the join link. I usually open contact prior to open communications between myself and the word warriors. At 11:00 AM EST we go live. Each individual gets 10 minutes to argue their point… with friendly, though passionate rebuttals flying back. I treat this very much like a boxing match. I take questions as they come in, read comments, and—if someone is wanting to jump in to join—we have time for that too.

Become a Word Warrior

We are in need of Word Warriors! This will air on 24 June 2016 at 11:00 AM EST. If you wish to join this battle, fill out the form below. We need 2 to 4 warriors.

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View a list of all our upcoming Writing Wars here.

Writing Wars is a formal, though heated argument that takes place live on YouTube and Google Hangouts on the last Friday of every month at 11:00 AM EST! Two to five authors, readers, and/or writers come together to argue some of the hottest points in the writing and publishing worlds. And viewers vote for the winners on Facebook!

Brain to Books and Angela B. Chrysler holds no opinion on these topics and holds the companies mentioned in the utmost highest respect. Articles presented on this site reflect only the opinion of the author and does not reflect the beliefs or opinions of Brain to Books.

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