I’ve just made my first podcast with “Your Creative Push” creator, Mike Young, who I met through the Social Media Summit given by Tampabay Business Owners. I was both excited and nervous, to put my voice out there and tell stories very few people knew. My goal was to inspire writers to complete their manuscript and get over the hurdles or obstacles they are facing.
Mike does daily podcasts which inspire listeners to push themselves to further success. I suggest you SUBSCRIBE to his podcasts on ITunes.
If you have any questions re completing your manuscript and/or questions re publication, please feel free to contact me.
In this episode, I discuss:
- How I got into Reiki and crystals and how they enter my writing.
- My series of books, “The Sign Behind the Crime.”
- How I use my readers to choose which book in the series I write next.
- There is so much more that a writer can do aside from simply writing.
- The importance of giving yourself deadlines.
- My first creative moments, learning how to get my characters on paper.
- How readers and writers both want to go on a journey with the writing.
- How people need to get over their fear of writing their fantasies or extremes, because a reader won’t want to fly away with them if they are stuck in the mundane.
- How getting into “deep POV” can allow you to flow, and to allow your characters to really take over.
- My worst creative moment when a teacher embarrassed me in front of my class, and how it inspired me to prove him wrong.
- The importance of paying attention to someone else’s suggestions on your work… to change it if it resonates with you, but to leave it alone if it doesn’t.
- If you are looking to publish, the importance of paying attention to what a publisher wants.
- Write out baby steps to get what you want. If you can’t write a manuscript for a novel, write short stories.
- You have to make sacrifices for your passions.
“I’m always pushing myself to be the best that I can be.”
“You can’t lay down and procrastinate and make excuses.”
“The longer you don’t write, there is more of a chance of getting writer’s block, and you want to avoid that at all costs.”
“You let your characters take you where you want to go.”
“It’s always that doubt of not good enough. And it’s SO NOT TRUE.”
“A rejection means you are one step closer to getting a ‘yes.’”
“Get off your tush and do it. Just do it!”
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