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Just Getting Started?

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



  • “I hate my book”

    Sometimes, people tell me they hate their book. Their work in progress.

    On occasion, I say it myself, about a book I’m working on.

    “Okay,” I say. “That’s okay.”

    And then I ask: “What do you mean by hate?”

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  • 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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