As we round out the year, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for listening to The Art & Business of Writing podcast and to share with you the top 10 episodes of 2016. These are based on your downloads. Click on the links below to get the show notes along with the audio, or just click the play buttons beneath each show to listen now. Thanks again for listening and cheers to the new year!
Top 10 Podcast Episodes
1. 024: From Bread Guy to Bestselling Author with Kimanzi Constable. Kimanzi Constable was bread delivery driver a few short years ago. He ignited his passion for writing and radically changed his life. He’s now a speaker, coach, bestselling author, and writer on large publication sites like Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Mind Body Green, the Good Men Project, Fox News. In this episode, he shares the secret to his success.
2. 032: Things Every Writer Must Do w/ Zach Miller. Zack Miller is an entrepreneur, author and television/internet personality who has over two decades of business experience in starting, investing, advising, mentoring and growing over six hundred companies or projects. Today, he shares tips, tricks, tactics, and tangibles every writer needs to have to elevate their networking and their business opportunities in person and online.
3. 030: How to Win at Book Festivals w/ Tasha Fuller. In this episode, children’s book author Tasha Fuller joins me again to talk about tactical grassroots approaches to marketing and promoting your book.
4. 031: How to Write a Book When You’re Busy. Writing a book doesn’t have to be hard. We can get really intimidated when we think about word counts, especially when that word count is 50,000, the best practices length for a book. In this episode, we deconstruct word count to show how you can write a 50,000 word book in 30 or 60 days, 3 or 6 months, or in one year.
5. 028: Do Writers Need to Write Every Day? The top question that many writers ask is how often should they write? I recommend daily because I’m a firm believer in building lasting habits. I’m not saying you won’t miss a day or two here and there, but I am saying that if you miss enough days, you’ll find yourself discouraged and in that place of “starting over again.”
6. 029: 3 Ways to Figure Out Your Message. Deciding how to write your book and what that book will be about are perhaps the toughest tasks for writers working on their first book. This episode features three easy writing methods that you can try to get your book organized so you can start writing faster.
7. 026: How Do You Talk to Yourself? This episode explores the idea of using affirmations to get you focused on developing the confidence to write and the heart to call yourself a writer.
8. 027: Priming the Pump with Words. One of the best practices that you can do as a writer to get you creativity flowing is to journal in the morning. In this episode we discuss the need to write stream-of-conscious thoughts before diving into our work.
9. 043: Writing Hacks for the Holiday Season. Sure, we’re about to wrap up the holiday season, but these tips work any time when you need writing time and struggle to find it.
10. 033: How to Use Email to Keep Readers Interested & Engaged (w/ Marc Mawhinney). Have you ever wondered how often you should email your subscriber list? Marc Mawhinney has a method that he uses that has helped him grow his business in a big way. He share it in this episode.
Question: Which was your favorite podcast episode for 2016?
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