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Business for Authors | Interview with Dianna Gunn

Stop Writing Alone

Release Date: 11/21/2019

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Stop Writing Alone

The world is in need of strong, intelligent voices.Should those voices be wasted on fiction? Should writers be spending their hours in more important pursuits than playing make believe on the page?This week Nicole addresses the question of whether or not writers are wasting their time when they write fiction. She sites research that underscores the magnitude of fiction’s impact on our society and celebrates its small victories as well.This episode doesn’t ask if your story matters, it tells you WHY it d

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Stop Writing Alone

“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it's done. It's that easy, and that hard.” - Neil Gaiman @neilhimself

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In 2001, Ray Bradbury said, “If you can write one short story a week—it doesn’t matter what the quality is to start, but at least you’re practicing, and at the end of the year you have 52 short stories, and I defy you to write 52 bad ones. Can’t be done.” This year Nicole invites the Stop Writing Alone community to the #SWAP52Club where she will provide one writing prompt or exercise per week to help us all write 52 stories in the 52 weeks of 2020!

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Stop Writing Alone

This week Nicole shares updates from her guests Jeff Goings (episode 13) and Sam Kimberle (episode 24) -- what they did with the rest of their 2019, and what they're planning to do next.

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This week Nicole discusses why aspiring writers need to quit before they ring in the new year. The discussion is happening all over the internet #writingcommunity: people need to stop calling themselves “an aspiring writer”! Nicole explains how she quit and challenges the Stop Writing Alone Community to find the “aspiring writers” in their life and show them why and how they need to quit aspiring.

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As the year comes to a close, Nicole reached out to Pauline Wiles to see what she’s been up to since Episode 11 of the Stop Writing Alone podcast. In the episode Nicole and Pauline talk about pivoting, building author websites, Pauline’s upcoming free website building challenge for writers, and more! 

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Nicole gives a quick update on how her November wrapped up before discussing a last minute discovery of the last round of #PitMad for 2019. Nicole discusses what PitMad is and how she plans to participate in this final round. 

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It’s Thanksgiving in the US! Nicole talks about how we can use Thanksgiving or other family social dinners like it to enhance our writing. PAY ATTENTION, activate your senses, look closely at how your family expresses themselves, and more! In addition, Nicole reminds listeners that story is a gift and explains how she has used her writing as a gift at Thanksgiving for her family over the years. 

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This week Nicole interviews Dianna Gunn, fantasy novelist, freelance writer, and the woman behind Business for Authors. They chat about author branding, Dianna’s upcoming workbooks for authors to launch their careers, and the hidden implications of the words, phrases and references we may be using in our writing.

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Right before sitting down to record, Nicole’s husband asked her, “How’s your writing going?” and triggered a whole new thought about the importance of accountability and the simplicity of asking such a question. 

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This week Nicole Rivera interviews Dianna Gunn, fantasy novelist, freelance writer, and the woman behind Business for Authors. They chat about author branding, Dianna’s upcoming workbooks for authors to launch their careers, and the hidden implications of the words, phrases and references we may be using in our writing.

 

This episode was sponsored by Dianna Gunn and Business for Authors https://www.businessforauthors.com/ 

 

All ko-fi supporters of the Stop Writing Alone podcast are entered to win a copy of Cathy Heller’s new book : DON’T KEEP YOUR DAY JOB. Become a supporter now: https://ko-fi.com/stopwritingalone 

 

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The EVERYONE CAN PODCAST crew. Here’s a list of podcasts made by my classmates coming out of Cathy Heller’s ECP course. This is one inspiring, creative, and informative bunch:

 

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