EP 027 – Leveraging Literary Devices To Enrich Your Writing

EP 027 – Leveraging Literary Devices To Enrich Your Writing

On the 27th episode of Go Book Yourself, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, we are digging deep, discovering the beauty of literary devices, the word helpers that expand, enrich, and allow us to extract the best out of word art.
We got totally nerdy this week and geeked out on some of the most well-known literary devices. We won’t bore you with the technical details but will say that these devices exist to help you reach new heights in your writing, so make sure you listen to learn. You just might shortcut that literary level up!

These three tips will help you understand how to use literary devices to pump up your words!

  1. The personification of inanimate objects. “That chair had arms like a fullback.” Doesn’t that make you want to read more? Can’t you envision a squat chair with overstuffed arms inviting you to plop down on its cushions?
  2. Dramatic irony. Many people have used the classic example of Romeo and Juliet, but you can use this literary device in your current works. Have you ever worked and worked to reach a target only to have that gold ring ripped away from you? That’s dramatic irony.
  3. Vignettes. When authors share experiences we can relate to, teaching moments, and supportive stories, they gift us with greater in-depth knowledge of their lives and their characters’ lives.

Hilary went over quite a few more of these devices to sharpen your tongue and pen. All you have to do is listen and apply what you’ve learned to your writing and see how hard you can push it. But don’t be afraid to play with your words. Sit and marinate in your thoughts and see where they will take you. It’ll be somewhere great.

As always, reach out to your host, Hilary Jastram, for guidance. Go here → 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 026 – Author Insights: Jessica Weaver – A Bestselling Book Downloaded From The Universe

EP 026 – Author Insights: Jessica Weaver – A Bestselling Book Downloaded From The Universe

On the 26th episode of Go Book Yourself, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, three time-bestselling author and media darling Jessica Weaver is sharing what sounds like a beautiful dream, her new, best-selling book, Confessions of a Money Queen, given to her by the universe.

Confessions of a Money Queen: 10 Money Moves to Claim Your Power and Prosperity shares what’s missing in your mindset to tap into the wealth that God, Spirit, and the Universe want you to have. Jess is breaking the stigma of what we believe we deserve, just like she did with her #pinkfix movement. As a woman helping other women find their truth, Hilary is tickled pink to share her advice on helping you uncover your truth, learning what ignites you, and the best ways to monetize your voice

Apply Jess’ three tips to improve your writing and push you closer to the finish line:

  1. Get very clear on what you want your message to be. When you answer any lingering questions, your brain flows.
  2. The book you want to write might make you uncomfortable. Write it anyway. Then watch how new people more in alignment with you are drawn to you. 
  3. Organization makes everything easier. Keep your docs in a central file you can easily access.

To come out on the right side of wealth and tap your potential to receive not just what you want but what you need, read Confessions of a Money Queen. Available on Amazon. To get in touch with Jess, visit her website: jessicaweaver.com.

As always, reach out to your host, Hilary Jastram, for guidance. Go here → GBYPodcast.com.

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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 025 – Author Insights: Best-Selling Author Drewbie Wilson on Breaking Amazon

EP 025 – Author Insights: Best-Selling Author Drewbie Wilson on Breaking Amazon

On the 25th episode of Go Book Yourself, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, we’re peeking inside the mind of best-selling author and Apex Entourage VP Drewbie Wilson. On his publication day, he sold so many books that Amazon stopped working for thirteen hours!

Crushing The Day: A Simple Guide to Success in Business and Life Through Service to Others is Drewbie’s best-selling ten-plus category book. Here are his first three tips to help you set your own PBPR (personal best publishing record):

  1. Before publishing, your team needs to know what’s coming as soon as your book is live. Make sure they are prepared to take action for you.
  2. Ensure you have at least 20 verified purchasers ready to post their reviews (send them preview copies).
  3. Staying on track is critical to ensuring you finish. Remain committed to your milestones. 

Adhering to your goals takes drive, grit, and a refusal to surrender your dream. Follow Drewbie’s example, and you will enjoy the accolades of being an author, too. Connect with him on Facebook to learn more about his process and his upcoming book: Millions from Memes: Understanding the Value of Social Trends and Leveraging Them to Build Your Multi-Million-Dollar Empire at https://facebook.com/DrewbieRides.

As always, reach out to your host, Hilary Jastram, for guidance. Go here → GBYPodcast.com.

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. 

Don’t let intimidation stop you from becoming an author. 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 024 – Do These Things To Improve Your Writing

EP 024 – Do These Things To Improve Your Writing

On the 24h episode of Go Book Yourself, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, we’re going back to the basics. And this is a great place to be whenever we need a refresher. In this case, we are revisiting all the smart tactics to use to improve your writing. 

Every once in a while, we need to gauge how we feel about our writing, if we are improving if we are stagnating, or anything in between. 

There’s a misnomer in the writing world that the first draft will be the finished draft. That if we don’t sit down and write absolute perfection, something is wrong with us. We might hear these little liars in our heads: We don’t have the chops to be a writer. We’ll never be a published author. No one is ever going to read our books because we are no good. Listen up to this episode to get these voices to clam up! When you know how to hone your writing, you’ll feel confident about the words you put out into the world.

These three tips will help you finesse your writing!

  1. Drop unneeded words: “really,” “very,” “just,” etc. Train yourself to cut them from your manuscript ruthlessly–and you will never miss them!
  2. Do crosswords and other word games. It gives your mind a break from hammering on the same content while growing your vocab–which will work to your advantage later.
  3. Suck and be okay with it. As we talked about in a prior episode, the process of writing a book doesn’t entail perfection but progress.

Want more? Tune in 🙂 That was just a little teaser.

If you have the fire inside you to create, to share your world through the incomparable craft of interweaving words, do it. It doesn’t matter how you start; it matters that you keep going!

As always, reach out to your host, Hilary Jastram, for guidance. Go here → GBYPodcast.com.

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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 023 – The Best Tools To Write Your Book

EP 023 – The Best Tools To Write Your Book

On the 23rd episode of Go Book Yourself, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, we are opening our toolboxes and peeking inside at the best choices to help us write our books.

Writing a book is completely unapologetically, dramatically overwhelming. We enter into writing a book thinking in terms of before and after. Or in terms of A to Z. We know we’re at A, we know we’re at before, and where we want to go, Z or after, but we don’t know how to get there. What do the letters in-between look like? What does the route getting to after look like?

There are so many different kinds of writers. Hence, there are so many different kinds of apps. I have never encountered an identical writer on this publishing journey. People think differently; they retain information differently; they organize differently. Some people are visual learners. Some people need a more audible manner and love working with transcriptions. Some people feel a connection to their words and the story they’re crafting only when they can put actual pen to paper or place their fingers on each individual key and customize their sentences. No matter what you like to do, the following list is chock full of the tried-and-true ways to use technology to time collapse your route to success as an author. They’ll help you check off the jobs needed to finish your book.

Here are three quick resources (you want the rest, then tune in!):

  1. Your old English teacher – Don’t put them out to pasture just yet! People in your circle who have made the study of language their expertise are assets to you. Have them read what you wrote. They can proof your work as well. Just make sure you pay them 🙂
  2. Otter, Rev.com, Zoom, Google doc (in certain browsers) – These are all apps you can use to record chapters of your book, extraneous content (like your bio, for example), the Amazon description, the back cover copy, and so on. If you just need to give your fingers rest or prefer to get info out into the world by speaking, these apps are your jam.
  3. Grammarly – Not to be used as a fail-safe. For that, you need an actual human, trained and educated in the art of language. But Grammarly is a solid option as a catch-all. Figure out what you may have missed, but beware that it does offer wrong suggestions: incorrect tenses, and vernacular, and even some offerings that are quite stiff and stodgy. Writing is ALIVE, so make sure you don’t hammer the soul out of it using every suggestion Grammarly churns out. Use your judgment to create the best result.

Our only goal today is to get you over the writing hump. We all need tools to go farther and faster. As writers, we are only as good as the tools we use.

If you need help, reach out to your host, Hilary Jastram, for guidance. Go here → GBYPodcast.com.

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/