Episode 211: Greed – You Own Everything!

Bleached hair, ukuleles, dwarvish fighting bread, a meltdown over yeast, friends on Zoom, and the realisation that Vicky has been Doing Too Much: tune in this week for the Quarantine Chronicles. And eventually some actual book-writing advice based loosely on the 7 Deadly Sins. This week, Joe and Vicky talk about greed: how it manifests in writing, the problems it causes, and what to focus on so you can win the long game. Stay kind out there.

Key Points

  • [1:00] Joe has weird hair.
  • [3:15] Joe is STILL reading Robert Jordan.
  • [4:05] Vicky believes the first 20 pages or so of a book need to not bore you!
  • [8:45] Joe is trying to understand ukuleles.
  • [10:00] Joe made bread. It was amazing!
  • [12:50] During all of this, Vicky forgot to look after herself. So, she is taking some downtime by wearing cthulhu leggings!
  • [17:25] How is ‘Greed’ defined?
  • [21:50] You have to sell to people what they want, but also give people what they need.
  • [26:45] Don’t chase quantity; go after quality.
  • [27:10] Don’t be greedy for the shallow short-term gains. Think about the long-game.
  • [29:00] Vicky’s course is coming out soon! Be sure to be signed up to her waiting list!
  • [30:25] Vicky just wants to thank everyone right now who is working so hard and keeping the wheels turning!  

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The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan

The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern

Surrounded by Idiots, by Thomas Erikson

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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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