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Episode 41: Erik Deckers: I sat down with Erik Deckers, a humor column writer, and the co-author of several social media books. He’s a grinder, the kind of working writer whose schedule just exhausts me. (I did that for two years and couldn’t take the stress.) We talked about that lifestyle, his writer-in-residency at the Jack Kerouac House, and his first book, Mackinac Island Nation. Oh, and there’s cussing.

About Erik Deckers

Erik Deckers is a professional blogger and ghostwriter, and is the co-author of Branding YourselfNo Bullshit Social Media, and The Owned Media Doctrine. Erik has been blogging since 1997, and a newspaper humor columnist since 1994.

He has written several radio and stage plays, and numerous business articles. Erik was the Spring 2016 writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL, and now serves on their board of directors.

In 2019, he published his first novel, Mackinac Island Nation.

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