Episode 216: It’s All Been Said: Writing Excuses 2

Episode 216: It’s All Been Said: Writing Excuses 2

The saying goes “facts tell stories sell” but facts don’t even tell half the time. They go in one ear and out the other. Which is why it’s so important that we hear YOUR story – so even if you think “it’s all been said before, why would anyone want MY book” listen up sunshine. Tune in to this week’s episode so we can bust this writing excuse back to bed where it belongs. Also find out what Joe and I have been up to in lockdown (hint: it involves squirting water up a chicken’s bum – to save her life, before you call animal welfare).

Key Points

  • [5:00] What have Vicky and Joe been up to in quarantine?
  • [6:10] Vicky is asking for baking tips!
  • [9:35] Writing excuses! Don’t have enough time?  
  • [13:15] We don’t always learn from facts. We learn and remember meaningful things through stories.
  • [19:30] Would anyone like to do an early morning interpretation dance class with Vicky? Send her an email.
  • [21:10] You can’t change the facts, but your opinions on the facts will always be unique and different.
  • [22:50] Why would someone buy your book when everything is on the internet for free? Tune in next week’s episode!

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The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Novel by Anne Brontë

This Is Your Brain on Music, by Daniel Levitin

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About Vicky…

Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she’s not doing that, she’s hanging from a trapeze by her feet.