Episode 307: The Purple Yeti of Resistance

Episode 307: The Purple Yeti of Resistance

Show Notes

This week’s special guest is the Purple Yeti of Resistance, which sits on Vicky’s chest and stops her from writing. Tune in and find out how she defeats her yeti, and listen to Joe’s take on getting stuff done. You can also listen to Joe be horrified by the phrase “refilling your creative cup” and discover why Vicky has been writing and recording tiny songs. Enjoy! 

 Key Points

  • [0:55] Joe is reading the gender-neutral Left in the Darkness, an aged Christie spoiler, and Vicky’s non-fiction fix is Furiously Happy.
  • [6:03] Songwriting with Ben and Joel: Will the Deadbeats be a hit?
  • [8:16] Vicky introduces us to her giant purple Yeti of resistance.
  • [11:24] Tips and techniques for pushing through resistance to jump-start your writing.
  • [17:31] One thing that works for almost everybody… try habit stacking.
  • [21:39] Complete a decent writing session? Reward yourself.
  • [22:08] How to fill your creative cup.
  • [24:04] Don’t beat yourself up when you come up against resistance when writing. It’s hard sometimes.
  • [26:53] Weird and Wonderful Season 3 is open and Book Breakthrough is on. Reach out to Vicky.

Mentioned in This Episode:


Weird and Wonderful

Free Writing Calendar

Book Breakthrough Jam

Moxie Books Podcast

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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

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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.