Over the following weeks, I’m going to be showcasing the blog stars and experts featured in my book, The Million Dollar Blog. Today, let’s hear from bestselling author, Andy Weir
Andy Weir is a former computer programmer who blogged about space and science. He started writing a story on his blog about a manned mission to Mars, which steadily gathered thousands of fans. He turned his blog into an ebook, which was picked up by a publisher and then Hollywood came calling. Yes, you’ve guessed it, Andy’s blog was turned into the Hollywood film The Martian (for which Andy was reportedly paid a mid six figure sum for the film rights).
What to learn from Andy
If nothing else, starting a blog can be the first step in an adventure, taking you to extraordinary and completely unexpected places in your life.
Words of wisdom
Be passionate about what you write about.
I’ve always been a space dork. Mars has fascinated me since I was a little kid. Honestly, I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t into Mars.
Buy the book
You can hear more from Andy in my new book, The Million Dollar Blog, available to pre-order on Amazon now