Episode 184: The 10 Commandments Of Writing A Book

Joe and  I fail to create a xylophone out of glasses and milk bottles, but subject you to the cacophony anyway. Then we dive into this week’s podcast topic: my 10 Commandments of Writing A Book. There’s also a cautionary tale about wearing your glasses in bed, and a bit of a rant about the patriarchy.


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Key Points

  • [2:50] Vicky won her trapeze competition!!!
  • [5:35] The Business for Superheros Show will be changing soon!
  • [8:50] Commandment number 1 – If you write, you are a writer.
  • [11:30] Commandment number 2 – Do not edit as you write.
  • [14:35] Commandment number 3 – Create an outline.
  • [16:20] Commandment number 4 – Protect your writing time fiercely.
  • [18:45] Commandment number 5 – Embrace the first draft.
  • [20:25] Commandment number 6 – Do not wait for inspiration to strike.
  • 21:40] Commandment number 7 – Understand who you’re writing for.
  • [22:25] Commandment number 8 – Give yourself permission to be unapologetically yourself.
  • [25:20] Commandment number 9 – Pay attention to the details.
  • [27:25] Commandment number 10 – Take criticism with grace and gratitude.


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