Episode 283: Do You Read Like a Writer?

Show Notes

Join Vicky and Joe as they talk about The Wheel of Time on Netflix, and argue about the way in which Vicky watches films and stuff. Then they get into the details of how writers read to become better writers—there's good stuff in here, so tune in, sit back, and enjoy. We promise we won't ruin reading for you.

 Key Points

  • [1:30] Joe talks about robots.
  • [3:20] The Wheel of Time is on Netflix! Joe read all the books, and he both hated and loved it at the same time.
  • [9:10] Vicky hates meetings. Most meetings are a waste of time.
  • [9:35] Vicky and Joe have ceilings at the Dingle! Yay!
  • [13:55] You’re a writer now, what should you read?
  • [18:30] Keep a journal of interesting/funny things that have happened to you that day. You can use this in your writing!
  • [22:10] You can copy other people’s work by writing down passages that you love! Vicky explains how to do this correctly.
  • [25:35] Books written for audio are constructed slightly differently than books written for reading.
  • [28:25] Vicky has a writing community for you to join! Link in the show notes! 


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Shield of Thunder by David Gemmell

Wheel of Time (TV Series)

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker

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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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