Episode 218: It’s On the Internet for Free! [Writing Excuses]

The crisis hair reaches breaking point, and Joe and I ponder when this lockdown will ever end. Then we talk about actual important things. And finally, onto writing excuses: why it doesn't matter if it's all already on the internet for free because books are special, peeps!

Key Points

  • [1:40] Joe is still reading Wheel of Time.
  • [3:50] Project Dingle update.
  • [9:45] Googling things can sometimes overwhelm you.
  • [11:45] Sometimes the information on the internet is so sporadic that you have to go to multiple different sources to get the full picture.
  • [13:45] How do you even know if the author of the article actually knows what they’re talking about?
  • [15:10] What’s the difference between buying a random book on the internet vs. a random article?
  • [17:30] Your book is your chance for your audience to get to know you.
  • [19:15] People read books everywhere!
  • [21:10] Articles are fleeting whereas books last forever.

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The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan

The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Book, by Angela Duckworth

Don't Touch My Hair, by Emma Dabiri

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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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