Episode 209: Lusty Books [the 7 Deadly Sins of Writing a Book]

Join your hosts for discussions of Joe's (not) receding hairline, quarantine shenanigans, a discussion of the books they're currently reading and a Netflix binge recommendation. Oh, and also find out how Vicky twisted the deadly sin of lust into something that's relevant to writing your book. There are actual words of wisdom in this one if you can bear to stick around long enough to hear them...

Key Points

  • [2:25] What have Vicky and Joe been doing during the quarantine?
  • [5:25] Since Joe’s BJJ classes are cancelled, he’s being forced to do contemporary dance with Vicky.
  • [6:40] Are you pivoting in your business? Vicky wants to hear from you.
  • [10:40] Let’s talk about lust!
  • [12:55] What is the difference between love and lust?
  • [17:00] You don’t have to tie your own self-worth into people’s reactions to your book.
  • [19:40] Don’t write your book because you want people to validate you.
  • [21:45] Let go of your expectations and just focus on doing good work.

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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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