Episode 252: The 5 Reasons We Don’t Write A Book

Show Notes

Join Vicky, Joe, and Joe's hair as they talk about why we lie to ourselves when we say we don't have time. No shade: tune in and find out what's really going on, and how to dig into the reasons that lie beneath that excuse. Also featured in this podcast: angry women, the status quo, and smashing the patriarchy. Enjoy!

Key Points

  • [4:30] Update on the dingle!
  • [7:00] Why do writers don’t write? The biggest excuse is they don’t have time!
  • [9:00] Everyone is busy but there is a deeper excuse underneath that.
  • [9:55] Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t know where to start?
  • [11:35] Action causes motivation which causes inspiration and that causes more action and the cycle repeats in a good way!
  • [13:40] Just start by writing 200 crappy words a day! Anyone can do that!
  • [14:25] Vicky can’t wait to run a writing retreat...in person!
  • [15:35] The world needs to be open and honest. The world needs to talk more about politics, religion, and money without having the family throw food at each other!
  • [17:15] The ‘angry black woman’ stereotype is horrible and disgusting.
  • [19:25] Why are Russians so blunt?
  • [23:25] Have you used any of those excuses before? Well, maybe it’s time to start writing your book. Vicky gives you permission!
  • [25:40] More people spend time planning their holidays than they do their life! their life!

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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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