Episode 219: I don’t know enough! [Writing Excuses]

This week, Vicky cuts her own fringe. Spoiler alert: it did not go well. Then Vicky and Joe talk a little about the antiracist books they're reading, before going on to explain why you do, in fact, probably know enough to write a book. This episode includes top tips about what you can write about if your confidence is a little low. Listen, then go forth and write!

Key Points

  • [0:40] Vicky is unhappy with her hair and Joe’s hair.
  • [5:25] Dingle update!
  • [7:35] You forget how little people know about your topic of expertise.
  • [9:30] Vicky is never going to stop learning about how to write and publish books. You always have to keep learning!
  • [11:50] You don’t need to be the most experienced and knowledgeable in your industry to write a book.
  • [14:45] Get yourself a virtual assistant. It’s a life saver!
  • [15:35] Remember who you’re writing for and why.
  • [16:10] What types of topics can you write about in your area of expertise?
  • [22:55] The world is changing and it’s changing quickly. Your expertise is valuable to help others navigate through it.
  • [25:10] Vicky reads out podcast reviews! Thank you so much for leaving them!

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The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan

Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler 

How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

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

The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg

Who Moved My Cheese?, by Spencer Johnson

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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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