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

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

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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.

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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 002 – Writing A Book – The First Steps

EP 002 – Writing A Book – The First Steps

On the second 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 first steps of writing a book. Before you can write anything, you need to know the elements of a book and how to do an outline. Well, you’re in luck because that’s what we’re talking about today.

You need to know about the elements of a book, so you can plan for the way you will incorporate them into your outline. You already know the basics like intro, chapters, sections, bios, etc. If you want to know the rest, then listen to the whole show. 😉 See what we did there?

When it comes to creating an outline, here’s a little trick. Bookmark’s authors use this all the time. It’s super simple…just get started! So many authors overthink themselves when it comes time to actually creating or writing content. It doesn’t matter what order the content comes out of you. You can always move it around. So focus on emptying your head–no matter the order.

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

  1. Every chapter should have an objective.
  2. Every objective will be supported by bullet points.
  3. If you are writing a non-fiction book and tying it to your business, don’t forget to include calls-to-action (CTAs)

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.

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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 001 – Big Pubs Or Self Publishing

EP 001 – Big Pubs Or Self Publishing

It’s the maiden episode of Go Book Yourself, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time. We’re kicking off the show by dispelling some of the confusion around the difference between using a traditional, vanity, or digital publisher, or self-publishing.

When it comes to traditional publishing, think of the bigger names like Random House, Harper Collins, Penguin, etc. and the business models they use: accepting pitches from authors and literary agents and paying an advance in exchange for the rights to your book. Vanity publishers are a different kind of publisher, and they are as shallow as they sound. They will usually take on any book in any state and don’t care about the quality of it. Digital publishers have popped up to serve the need of the book publishing industry evolving and turning digital. They charge a fee for editing, marketing, and publishing your book–but the difference is there can be some great companies who actually care about the author. Still, you have to watch the cost! Prices can be inflated.

But times have changed, and the way that advances have been given out has changed, too. Of course, we can’t give everything away! You’ll have to listen to the show!

BTW, there’s a fourth choice…like J. Hill Marketing’s editing house division, Bookmark. In this model, the author is served, and a la carte services are encouraged. You can get everything done that you need to in a professional manner and save money! Bundle, unroll the bundle, whatever you want! The editing house model is unique in that it serves more authors and allows more people to achieve their dream of publishing a book.

Three takeaways from this episode of the Go Book Yourself podcast.

  1. You better be patient if your heart is set on working with a traditional pub.
  2. It can be harder to contract with a literary agent than to be accepted by a publisher.
  3. If a publisher or literary agent wants to work with you, you will usually know right away.

Writing and publishing a book is a big deal. Let Go Book Yourself help you figure out what decisions make the most sense for you.

For more info, 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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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/