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Our take on the Creative Penn Podcast Episode #262: Writing faster and avoiding writer’s block

Our take on the Creative Penn Podcast Episode #262: Writing faster and avoiding writer’s block

 

Writers are supposed to write. Right? Most usually do and then there are some like me who tend to get the so-called writer’s block where excuses arise as to why one can’t write. Sound familiar? To me it does. Especially the one, “I am too busy” or “I have work to do.” Hmm, yeah right!

So when, being new to podcasts (not to writing or publishing), I saw the podcast dated 4 April 2016 in The Creative Penn iTunes store entitled How to Write Faster and Never get Writer’s Block with Michaelbrent Collings it sparked my curiosity. I immediately thought there must be some fantastic secret to writing that is going to make us all the next Terry Pratchett or Wilbur Smith or Danielle Steele that I just had to know. We all love a quick fix or a way to make money! I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast and will definitely be listening to more. But before I get to Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn.com’s interview with Michaelbrent, she mentions a couple of other interesting and useful titbits. 

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An author book launch - My experience at Skoobs

An author book launch - My experience at Skoobs

 

At Skoobs bookstore, Montecasino, in the heart of Fourways Johannesburg, I find myself attending the book launch of my friend (and now published author) Sonia Killik. Whilst browsing the weighted-shelves at this book-lovers Utopia I recognise several self-published titles. Seeing these books (cover-out, not spine-out nogal) on the shelves and in front of what must be hundreds of readers each day makes me feel warm and tingly.

These authors, are self-published. They have chosen a different route to publish. A lonelier route. Yet, here they are, alongside fellow authors, indistinguishable from their traditionally-published counterparts. F*ck Yeah. (For you Sonia.)

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How to open, read and review your eBook files before publishing online.

How to open, read and review your eBook files before publishing online.

 

This article is aimed at the curious author, who after having created (or received) their eBook wants to make sure the eBook gives the reader the best possible reading-experience.

 

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