Episode 270: Mike Garner’s Big Book Adventure

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Guest Info -  Mike Garner

I’m a content and email conversion copywriter. I help purpose-led businesses translate their vision and who they are into words that attract and convert.

I create stories, since the beginning of human civilisation, they've powered human endeavour and will continue to do so for a long time yet.

So your story matters, let’s start working on yours. 

Show Notes

Vicky sits down with Mike Garner, who is WRITING HIS FIRST BOOK YAY! They wander around Paris for a while, fall into a romantic tale, and then circle back to what’s the most fun and the most difficult thing about writing. Funnily enough, for Mike, they’re the same thing. Tune in and get a writer’s perspective on writing and a couple of book recommendations!

 Key Points

  • [3:00] A little bit about Mike!
  • [6:20[ Mike shares a romantic story of how he met his second wife.
  • [7:20] Mike has always wanted to write a book. He’s been a writer ‘in his head’ for a long time
  • [10:30] Mike has seen a lot of people pass away in his life. He didn't want to live life unfulfilled.
  • [12:35] One of Mike’s friend’s inspired him to start writing. He was inspired to write 5,000 words a week.
  • [14:05] It’s never been easier today to tell your story.
  • [16:55] It’s okay to be nervous. It’s okay to have self-doubts. The key is to just keep moving forward and ask yourself, ‘Am I having fun?’
  • [17:50] If we’re not having fun, what’s the point?
  • [20:50] What is Mike’s writing process?
  • [24:45] Mike’s big writing tip? Just write. Don’t worry about perfection.

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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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