EP 007 – Self-Acceptance In Writing

EP 007 – Self-Acceptance In Writing

If you struggle with getting content out of your head and onto the paper or laptop, keep reading and listening. On this episode of Go Book Yourself, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, we’re creating the optimal environment in which to create your book and get your ideas and content flowing.

How you think about and talk to yourself has everything to do with your success in writing. Think about it this way: when was the last time you reached a goal after berating yourself to get there? Probably never. Because negative self-talk stops you from making any forward momentum no matter what you are trying to do. 

When you sit down to create, keep these three takeaways from this episode of Go Book Yourself in mind (of course, there are more in the show).

  1. Walk away to clear your head and get busy doing something else so your brain won’t buckle under pressure.
  2. There’s no such thing as writer’s block… What Hilary shares will change the way you think about approaching the white page forever–or the white bull, as Ernest Hemingway used to say. 
  3. Love yourself enough to suck.

Judgment of any kind hurts you, and it even hurts your writing. In some cases, it plugs up your creative channel so that new ideas can’t flow. Our brains inform our progress and success. So start working on loving yourself despite any missteps you might take. We all take wrong turns; it’s how we get back on the road to our goals that have the most impact on our productivity and futures.

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Now, it’s time to close this chapter until next week. In the meantime, write on!

 

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Music Credits:

Happy Excited Intro 04 by TaigaSoundProd

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6802-happy-excited-intro-04

Bright Hopes Corporate by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6352-bright-hopes-corporate

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EP 006 – Storytelling Enhancements

EP 006 – Storytelling Enhancements

On this episode of Go Book Yourself, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, we’re talking about three storytelling strategies. When you practice these enhancements, you will set yourself apart as a solid writer with a world of experience.

Many writers do a fine job of laying down the bones of a story, but especially when they are a neophyte, they lack enough meat to hold their reader’s attention. It doesn’t mean they can’t improve; what it means is that they need to know the tricks!

Remember these storytelling enhancement techniques and watch your writing change from amateurish to absolutely on-point.

Here are the three takeaways for this episode of Go Book Yourself:

  1. Set the scene. We can’t give it all away, but make sure you introduce the characters before you jump into dialogue. And that’s one point of this tip–the others are in the show!
  2. Dialogue. There’s a reason dialogue is provided, and it’s up to you to figure out why and how to add it to the content to make your reader attach more easily to your characters.
  3. Thoughts. When formatted in either italics or quote marks thoughts take the reader into the mind of whoever is doing the thinking, offering a fresh experience. 

When you think of your favorite books, you’d probably remember that these practices are used thoroughly. It’s what grabs you and pulls you inside the book. It reveals what’s at stake, so you will keep reading. 

Your reader wants an emotional connection with you, and these three strategies will absolutely link them to you. Through setting the scene, they can step inside the book and feel like they are there. Dialogue introduces your reader to verbal nuances and specific speaking styles. It adds dimension. When we use thoughts, it provides a glimpse into a person’s mind. So obv, all of these put together does a magical job of weaving a magnetic spell that will rope your reader into your book and make them never want to let go. 

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Music Credits:

Happy Excited Intro 04 by TaigaSoundProd

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6802-happy-excited-intro-04

Bright Hopes Corporate by MusicLFiles

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EP 005 – Repurposing Content … And A Secret

EP 005 – Repurposing Content … And A Secret

On the fifth episode of Go Book Yourself, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, we’re talking about one of Hil’s fave topics: repurposing content. Not only that, but she is sharing a secret!

It seems like a lot of the episodes lately have revolved around setting the story straight when it comes to the real scoop about what it takes to write a book. This episode explains the work you actually need to do and asks the question are you doing too much?

And the truth is, you just might be–especially if you are regularly producing content because you can absolutely use that content in your book.

Three takeaways from this episode of Go Book Yourself:

  1. Have a blog? You can use the content for your book.
  2. Have a podcast–use a transcribing service, and BOOM! Book content!
  3. You’ll have to tune in for the secret–but it’s a good one since you might have the copy that you need at your disposal right now!

For more tips on writing your book, no matter what state of writing or planning you’re in, listen to additional episodes at GBYPodcast.com.

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We’re closing this chapter until next week. In the meantime, write on!

 

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Music Credits:

Happy Excited Intro 04 by TaigaSoundProd

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6802-happy-excited-intro-04

Bright Hopes Corporate by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6352-bright-hopes-corporate

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

EP 004 – How To Make Money From A Book

EP 004 – How To Make Money From A Book

On the fourth episode of Go Book Yourself, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, we’re ripping the roof off on how you can actually make money with your book.

So many people have stars in their eyes when it comes to what they think is going to happen with their book once it’s published. They envision living on an island, owning a pet kangaroo, and having enough money they can stuff their mattress with it. (Do people still do that?)

The truth is…the publishing industry has changed, and so has the way authors get paid. It’s pretty important that you know what you’re getting into, so I suggest you bend an ear here with Hil.

There are a handful of ways that will allow you to make meaningful money from your book, and they happen to encompass this week’s three takeaways…but there’s more to be heard, of course!

  1. Tie your business to a higher-priced program or course.
  2. Use your book as a lead magnet in emails and other media.
  3. Examine what really brings in revenue and link your book to that. Can you gain ground in booking paid speaking engagements, for instance?

If you’re dreaming of writing a book or in the midst of it, reach out to Hilary for guidance at GBYPodcast.com.

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We’re closing this chapter until next week. In the meantime, write on!

 

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Music Credits:

Happy Excited Intro 04 by TaigaSoundProd

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6802-happy-excited-intro-04

Bright Hopes Corporate by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6352-bright-hopes-corporate

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

EP 003 – Two Ways To Create Your Content

EP 003 – Two Ways To Create Your Content

On the third episode of Go Book Yourself, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, we’re talking about the two different ways of writing a book: old-school writing or recording-to-transcription

Listen, we know how that sounds! Isn’t there just one way to write the sucker?

Surprise! There’s not!

Many authors have simplified and shortened the writing process by recording what they want to write and then having it transcribed. But you don’t have to do it that way if you don’t want to, of course. You are welcome to write your book traditionally. The point is that there are options now. You can choose what makes the most sense for you.

Let’s say you decide to record your book; then you would rely on your outline and go in the order it’s written. Try not to speak for longer than 20 minutes. You would be amazed at how short the transcriptions are–which means…less work for you…at least on the front end.

Three more takeaways from this episode of the Go Book Yourself podcast:

  1. Enunciate.
  2. Speak slowly.
  3. When you are writing, you are a writer. When you are editing, you are an editor. Resist editing yourself when you write, and you will have a fuller recording or first draft when you are done.

Listen to the whole show to learn even more hints around creating your book content.

And if you’re ready to rock and roll and write, visit GBYPodcast.com and feel free to reach out to your host, Hilary Jastram, for guidance.

Thanks for tuning in! If you like what we have to say, please share this episode, and leave us a review—especially if it’s a nice one. And if you really liked this episode, subscribe and get updates on upcoming episodes as well as read all the show notes. 

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We’re closing this chapter until next week. In the meantime, write on!

 

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Music Credits:

Happy Excited Intro 04 by TaigaSoundProd

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6802-happy-excited-intro-04

Bright Hopes Corporate by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6352-bright-hopes-corporate

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/