Episode 306: Worst Writing Advice EVER

Show Notes

This week on the podcast Vicky and Joe discuss idling, mowing the lawn (or not as the case may be), neverending bathrooms, and the worst. writing. advice. EVER. Listen up as Vicky has opinions on the idea that writers have a muse and the muse bestows ideas. Joe weighs in on the topic of motivation. And at the end, as a special treat, Vicky interviews Joe rapid-fire styleeeee so come and learn a little more about him!

 Key Points

  • [2:05] Joe is reading Of Women and Salt and Vicky is reading her second Agatha Christie, an Idler’s Manual, and My Left Foot.
  • [4:26] If you are one of the very few people who do not know about My Left Foot, Vicky describes it.
  • [5:47] Vicky makes a -50 degree mistake.
  • [7:24] At Dom’s Impact event, Vicky spoke about the magic of writing books.
  • [10:01] Vicky’s favorite bad writing advice.
  • [11:58] What happens when you ‘write when you are inspired’.
  • [13:00] The idea of inspiration comes, not from the gods, but from hallucinogens.
  • [16:12] Vicky reveals where inspiration truly comes from.
  • [17:56] Look at things. Because a drop of water can contain an entire universe.
  • [20:02] How Vicky gets motivated to write.
  • [22:17] Joe reminds us of the power of habits.
  • [25:01] Joe sums up this show’s takeaways, or does he?
  • [26:36] Vicky turns her rapid-fire questions toward Joe.
  • [28:55] How Joe makes Vicky laugh.

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The Idler

Of Women and Salt

Mysterious Affair at Styles

An Idler’s Manual

My Left Foot

Swiss Family Robinson

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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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