Episode 205: How Gluttony Can Scupper Your Book [7 Deadly Sins]

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Joe and I huddle under a blanket at 7.30 am. If you listen carefully you'll even hear birds tweeting in the background. It's all very idyllic and kind of cold. In this episode, your hosts talk books – and specifically, how the deadly sin of gluttony can scupper your Big Book Adventure. It's not as tortured a metaphor as you might think, despite Joe's scepticism. Tune in for top book-writing tips and excitement about sloths.

Key Points

  • [4:45] How does gluttony relate to your book writing efforts?
  • [5:15] Too much talking and not enough doing!
  • [8:25] How much do you actually want to write a book? Is it just a fantasy or is it a goal of yours?
  • [9:25] Too much research and not enough action.
  • [12:30] Don’t let research be the reason why you haven’t gotten your first draft down.
  • [13:45] You’re too bloated in your message.
  • [14:45] People sometimes feel that in order for it to be a real book, it needs to be thick. It doesn’t!
  • [16:40] The key is to know when to stop! That’s easier said than done.
  • [18:55] Always wanted to write a book? Look for Vicky’s waiting list invite.

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About Vicky...

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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