Episode 312: 10 Tricks to Help You Start Writing

Show Notes

Ever struggle to start something—like you want to get on with writing, but instead you do 4,197 other things? Yep so does Vicky. So dive into this week’s podcast in which she and Joe talk about how to get started and do the things you want to do—even if you’ve tried all the “expert productivity techniques” and they haven’t worked for you. They didn’t work for Vicky either because—LISTEN UP—those techniques aren’t for us! Join us for 10 brain tricks, discover you’re not broken, and then get started. Hurrah!

 Key Points

  • [5:35] Vicky rode her motorbike for the first time in six years!
  • [7:10] Project dingle update!
  • [9:20] Some people really struggle with getting started. Vicky is one of them.
  • [10:50] If you really wanna do something, you have to trick your brain.
  • [14:15] Instead of tackling all of the things, just put one thing away, or focus on one small thing to get you started.
  • [15:00] Get your word count started by only writing 3 words!
  • [17:40] Vicky doesn’t recommend using the pomodoro technique. She shares why.
  • [24:30] Try to play your day, even if it doesn’t go according to plan, at least you have an outline.
  • [25:30] Eat the frog? Doesn’t work for Vicky! She gets too distracted.
  • [27:45] If your task is too big, use a template!
  • [29:00] Vicky has some templates for you to help you write your book!

Mentioned in This Episode:

Book Breakthrough

Free Writing Prompt Calendar

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The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

The Scar Novel by China Miéville

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Show Your Work! By Austin Kleon

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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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