Episode 193: Being Interested In Everything

Joe does a very passable impression of a Klingon and I marvel at the fact we've been married for TEN YEARS without any frying pan incidents. This week, we go off on some impressive tangents while explaining why tangents are brilliant and you should be fascinated by everything. Including eavesdropping, Titivillus, philately, Japanese, and Dungeons & Dragons. Tune in to discover how you can never run out of things to write about again.

Key Points

  • [3:00] Joe recently finished The Fifth Season book.
  • [4:00] Vicky is currently reading Early Riser by Jasper Fforde.
  • [6:55] Overnight successes do not exist.
  • [8:35] Why should you be interested in absolutely everything?
  • [13:50] Read a lot! It will make you more interesting.
  • [16:20] Start a collection!
  • [18:45] Have a weird and nerdy hobby!
  • [21:00] Don’t be afraid to travel alone.
  • [22:25] Never stop learning something new!
  • [24:45] Listen to other people’s stories. Talk to people!
  • [27:35] Vicky loves people watching at airports.
  • [28:45] Ask yourself hypothetical questions.
  • [31:35] Let your mind switch off for a couple of days.
  • [36:35] Vicky’s book is out! Order it on her website or on Amazon! 

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The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

The Fifth Season, by N. K. Jemisin

Early Riser Novel, by Jasper Fforde

Atomic Habits by James Clear

A History of Western Philosophy, by Bertrand Russell

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Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

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