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Wherever you are on your book writing adventure, you’ll find what you need here…

Just Getting Started?

What to do if you’re just starting out on your Author Adventure: planning, preparation, and dealing with your Inner Dickhead



  • Screen with ChatGPT query. Photo by Jonathan Kemper on Unsplash

    If I wanted a list of places I could possibly visit, I’d Google it.

    I often do, actually, and end up visiting none of them.

    I get overwhelmed with the amount of choice shoved in my face, and that mental overload causes the kind of mini-meltdown that I wouldn’t even want my cats to witness…

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  • Episode 344: Because You Want To

    Why are you doing what you do? Writing what you write? Creating what you create? Vicky asked herself this recently and realised she wasn’t enjoying herself. Tune in this week and listen to Vicky and Joe talk about creativity, different types of intelligence, the reasons we do the things we do, and why we should be feeding our souls as well as our bank accounts.

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  • Signpost in scrubland, blue sky above, reads “Answers 1km”. Photo by Hadija Saidi on Unsplash

    If there was a cheat code for “you can do the splits right now, injury free, if you just press this sequence of buttons” I’d be all over it because I’m basically lazy.

    But how about painting?

    Or dancing?

    How about *writing*?

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  • Ep343 In the Loupe with Karl Walker-Finch

    This week, Vicky interviews dentist extraordinaire, Dr. Karl Walker-Finch, about his new book In the Loupe. Dr. Karl and Vicky worked together in the early stages of writing his book — and he released it into the wild this month! Listen in and find out about Dr. Karl’s writing process, how he approached the structure, what he enjoyed and what he found challenging, and why music features so heavily in a book about the world of dentistry.

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  • Episode 342: Finding Joy in Writing

    Join Vicky and Joe as they talk about — well, frankly, it’s a bit of a shambles this week. But they do talk about finding joy in writing, how we get distracted by stuff we think we should be doing, and how to spark a little joy and write something wonderful. This episode contains nuts and also a story in which Vicky asks, “But why are we going shopping? Why is this fun?”

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  • Ep341: Jon McCulloch’s Epic Book Funnel

    Join Vicky as she chats to her very very old mentor Jon McCulloch, aka the Evil Bald Genius, about how he’s actually a very kind fluffy bunny and not at all evil, and also about his books. We dig into why he wrote his books and, crucially, how’s he’s using them to grow his business. So if you’re writing a book you hope is going to help you grow your business, this is a must-listen episode. You’ll get everything you need inside. Enjoy!

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  • Episode 340: MicroBook Magic Author Showcase Part 2

    We’re back for part 2 of the MicroBook Magic Author Showcase! Hurrah! Party! This week, we’ll hear from Sarah Milne, Yinka Ewuola, and Sharon Blue as they read from their upcoming MicroBooks. If you’d like to join us for Season 3 of MicroBook Magic and write your own book by May Day, check the link in the show notes!

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