This is an interview I had with Parker J. Cole on BlogTalkRadio PJC Media a little over a week ago. It is all about the process of getting past the fear of writing and getting your ideas from the page into book form. I am still learning, so I hope this interview helps you too. You can follow Parker J. Cole on Twitter.
In the Update I mention helpful resources for writers:
- Daring Greatly by Dr. Brene Brown. This is a book that helped me to unlock creative blocks and understand how to have compassion on myself as a writer. It is so helpful to getting past writing blocks, fear insecurity and many other forms of resistance that we face as writers.
- Iterate and Optimize: Optimize Your Creative Business for Profit by Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant and David Wright. This book really helps writers to understand how to grow their creative business wisely. How to 1)do a self-assessment so you can lay a solid foundation to improve yourself as a authorpreneur 2) learn by example 3)steps to take to optimize your business so it’s more profitable 4) lessons learned from other successful authors.
I hope these resources are helpful to you. Please add your comments or questions below… I’d love to hear from you 😉
In this Podcast, you will learn:
About me and my own story of overcoming resistance and self doubt and why I started this blog and the Create A Story You Love Podcast.
- How you can know if you are a writer inside
- What is stopping you from writing your book and how an elementary teacher’s negative words stopped me from writing for over 20 years)
- Steps you can take to help you give yourself permission to use your creativity
- 3 Ways that you can tap into your creativity
- How having a deadline can help you to finish the book you are writing or want to write
- The aspects of a good story that grab your attention
- 4 Part Story Structure and how this structure helps you to write popular genre fiction
- Some tropes to great stories
- I share how since I started blogging I share my writing and indie author journey and how my posts reflect what I’m continually learning.
- that it’s okay to give yourself permission to make mistakes. That sometimes what it takes to learn and grow is for you to be a ‘not-so-good artist for awhile so you can be a good artist later.’
- How by writing with vulnerability, helps us to understand ourselves and helps us to overcome fear and unbelief in ourselves and our ability to write the story we love.
How did you know you were a writer? Please share! I’d love to hear your story in the comments 🙂