Join Vicky and Joe for a little rant about bad advice — and some profound deep thoughts about socks from Joe. In this episode, Vicky and Joe share three pieces of writing advice Vicky hates, and Joe shares a piece of general advice he hates, and they talk about how to make things simpler. And also profound socks. Don’t miss it!
- [1:00] Joe is calling in from an undisclosed underpass!
- [7:50] What advice has Joe received that he’s absolutely hated?
- [9:50] Should you write like you speak?
- [13:00] It takes a lot of practice to ‘write like you speak’.
- [15:00] Would you like to read a 900 page technical manual?
- [15:40] It’s not a sin to use filler words! Just place them strategically.
- [18:30] Should you eat the frog first?
- [20:10] Do a fun thing first before you the hard thing.
- [23:00] What’s some common writing advice that you hate?
- [23:50] Joe doesn’t like the pomodoro technique. It doesn’t work for him!
- [27:45] Don’t believe every piece of advice that you read is for you!
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