Episode 306: Worst Writing Advice EVER

Episode 306: Worst Writing Advice EVER

Show Notes

This week on the podcast Vicky and Joe discuss idling, mowing the lawn (or not as the case may be), never-ending bathrooms, and the worst. writing. advice. EVER. Listen up as Vicky has opinions on the idea that writers have a muse and the muse bestows ideas. Joe weighs in on the topic of motivation. And at the end, as a special treat, Vicky interviews Joe rapid-fire styleeeee so come and learn a little more about him!

 Key Points

  • [2:05] Joe is reading Of Women and Salt and Vicky is reading her second Agatha Christie, an Idler’s Manual, and My Left Foot.
  • [4:26] If you are one of the very few people who do not know about My Left Foot, Vicky describes it.
  • [5:47] Vicky makes a -50 degree mistake.
  • [7:24] At Dom’s Impact event, Vicky spoke about the magic of writing books.
  • [10:01] Vicky’s favorite bad writing advice.
  • [11:58] What happens when you ‘write when you are inspired’.
  • [13:00] The idea of inspiration comes, not from the gods, but from hallucinogens.
  • [16:12] Vicky reveals where inspiration truly comes from.
  • [17:56] Look at things. Because a drop of water can contain an entire universe.
  • [20:02] How Vicky gets motivated to write.
  • [22:17] Joe reminds us of the power of habits.
  • [25:01] Joe sums up this show’s takeaways, or does he?
  • [26:36] Vicky turns her rapid-fire questions toward Joe.
  • [28:55] How Joe makes Vicky laugh.

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The Idler

Of Women and Salt

Mysterious Affair at Styles

An Idler’s Manual

My Left Foot

Swiss Family Robinson

Email Vicky about 1:1 coaching at: vicky@moxiebooks.co.uk

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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.