Episode 324: Should I imitate my favourite writers?

Show Notes

This week, Vicky and Joe about retelling the Greek myths from a female point of view, before moving onto the main event: should you imitate your favourite writers? The short answer: yes. The longer answer: listen to this episode to find out why, and how, and how imitating your favourite writers can help you to sound more like YOU.

 Key Points

  • [1:00] Joe almost cut off his finger.
  • [7:15] Dingle update
  • [8:30] Should you write like other writers?
  • [14:40] If someone’s making a ton of money as a self-published author, would you really care if you’re not traditionally published?
  • [18:55] Study what you like intentionally and be introspective about that writing style instead of copy or steal it.
  • [21:30] Pick a couple of different writing styles and see how difficult/easy it might be for you.
  • [23:15] Have you ever put a book on pause? Vicky understands your pain.
  • [24:00] Vicky has VIP day for all of your half written books. 


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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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