The Write Focus
2:37 / Masterbook / Write a Book in a Month

2:37 / Masterbook / Write a Book in a Month

April 23, 2021

We're celebrating! This episode is our 50th!

In this episode on process and productivity and tools, we look at the Masterbook. The Masterbook is one of the greatest tools that a writer can have ... and many of us often neglect it to our detriment.

  • What is a Masterbook?
  • What are the consequences when we neglect the Masterbook? We have consequences both good & bad.
  • What does it contain?

Thank you for listening to this episode.

For links and resources, visit thewritefocus.blogspot.com. Write to us at winkbooks@aol.com.

2:36 / Biz Monday / Write a Book in a Month

2:36 / Biz Monday / Write a Book in a Month

April 22, 2021

How's the Writing Challenge going? Well, today was Biz Monday. Did I write?

> 3 things on the to-do list.

> Protecting intellectual property

> Registering copyright and stocking ISBNs.

For resources and more, visit thewritefocus.blogspot.com.

Write to winkbooks@aol.com when you have questions, comments, and speculations.

If you find this podcast has value, please share freely.

2:35 / Short Post / Write a Book in a Month

2:35 / Short Post / Write a Book in a Month

April 21, 2021

What's up with the Writing Challenge for Write a Book in a Month?

Mark Twain's 2 Secrets for writing long, complex projects

Jeffrey Deaver's Defeating Idea Block (He doesn't believe in Writer's Block either.)

For resources and more, visit thewritefocus.blogspot.com.

Write to winkbooks@aol.com when you have questions, comments, and speculations.

If you find this podcast has value, please share freely.

2:34 / Looking Ahead / Write a Book in a Month

2:34 / Looking Ahead / Write a Book in a Month

April 20, 2021

What's happening with the Writing Challenge? With 10 more days in the month of April, where am I with Write a Book in a Month?

> Counting Writing Days in relation to scenes still needed

> Maintaining required commitments and figuring out how to schedule around them.

> Determining the minimum do-able to turn the rough shape into the draft

> Planning steps after the draft

For resources and more, visit thewritefocus.blogspot.com.

Write to winkbooks@aol.com when you have questions, comments, and speculations.

If you find this podcast has value, please share freely.

 

2:33 / Input - Output / Write a Book in a Month

2:33 / Input - Output / Write a Book in a Month

April 19, 2021

Our focus on the Writing Challenge today?

> Reaching the Weekly Goal

> Formula for both writing and life success

> Being in the present

For resources and more, visit thewritefocus.blogspot.com.

Write to winkbooks@aol.com when you have questions, comments, and speculations.

If you find this podcast has value, please share freely.

2:32 / Flipping Out / Write a Book in a Month

2:32 / Flipping Out / Write a Book in a Month

April 18, 2021

It's a Writing Challenge. Success requires awareness

  • What to do / How to do / when planned commitments interfere with daily writing
  • Minor problems / Major problems / the Greatest problem

For resources and more, visit thewritefocus.blogspot.com.

Write to winkbooks@aol.com when you have questions, comments, and speculations.

If you find this podcast has value, please share freely.

 

2:31 / Frittery Jittery / Write a Book in a Month

2:31 / Frittery Jittery / Write a Book in a Month

April 17, 2021

What's up for the Writing Challenge today?

Difficulties with reaching the daily word count

Keep moving / keep trying / get there.

For resources and more, visit thewritefocus.blogspot.com.

Write to winkbooks@aol.com when you have questions, comments, and speculations.

If you find this podcast has value, please share freely.

2:30 / Covers / Write a Book in a Month

2:30 / Covers / Write a Book in a Month

April 16, 2021

Writing Challenge!

Book covers are the 1st magnet for readers.

* Don't skimp on them. Try to pick unused images for cover models and settings.

* Pick a professional cover designer based on the aesthetic for your book.

* Some cover designers are shysters. If it sounds too good to be true, avoid and research (or buy my swampland! You'll love the neighbors. {alligators!}).

For resources and more, visit thewritefocus.blogspot.com.

We're over halfway through April! Are you achieving your goals?

If you find value in this podcast, please share freely. Thank you.

2:29 / Promotions / Write a Book in a Month

2:29 / Promotions / Write a Book in a Month

April 15, 2021

Writing Challenge!

Promotions are an essential part of the writing business.

* Schedule them so a post occurs every week.

* Don't schedule too many of them.

* Scatter the posts across different platforms.

Here's a link to one of my favorite trailers for M.A. Lee's The Key to Secrets, https://youtu.be/1Sj7NfvxzXg

For more resources and other info, visit thewritefocus.blogspot.com.

If you find value in this podcast, please share freely.

2:28 / One Project, Two Project / Write a Book in a Month

2:28 / One Project, Two Project / Write a Book in a Month

April 14, 2021

Writing Challenge!

When creativity is a struggle, try these:

* Bring out the critical editor for a day or two.

* Bracket a different creative project with critical editor days on both sides -- to prevent Project Confusion in your creative brain.

For resources and more, visit thewritefocus.blogspot.com

If you find value in this podcast, please share freely. Thank you.

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App