“God will not have his work made manifest by cowards”. Copywriting is all about influence, making people feel something. Obi shares the moment he knew he was a writer, how Kombucha was involved and the short story that changed his life.
Daniel didn’t intend to write his book, but he knew he loved writing. Hear his story about how he wrote his latest book on a steak over Christmas and his journey to being picked up by a major publisher.
How long should a book be? Have you ever felt guilty about not writing a long enough book? Long enough article? Long enough story? Lindsey Smith, author of six books joins to talk about her journey writing books of all different sizes and how that was perfect.
Do you have a mentor? Someone who’s been where you’ve been and can help you learn from their mistakes? I don’t, and I’m glad I met Geoff Woods, because I saw that I was missing out. This is a different episode of Darken the Page because Geoff isn’t a writer, he’s someone who helps connect people and he’s fantastic and helping people find their ideal mentor. I got a lot out of this episode for myself, and I think you’ll enjoy it too. It will give you the courage to ask for what you want and get the help you desire, I know it did for me.
Laura is an inspiring blogger who shares her journey of going from posting once in a while to being a full time writer and making her living off not only writing but getting paid to be her. We talk about being a full time writer for Thought Catalog, writing her new book and how she deals with haters and stays vulnerable.
What if writing a book was as simple as painting a room? Hear how Ron Wilder wrote his first book through seeing writing as blue-collar work, and how he went from a book about CEO effectiveness to a fiction thriller. Ron shares his best advice for writers as well as how he’s writing his new book through simultaneously recording a podcast and transcribing it.
Meet Drew Gerald, he vomits out of his fingertips. In fact, he took 4 months just to write and came out with 192,000 words. I’m amazed. Not only that, but Drew plans on writing four volumes of the first book he’s writing, and the first book looks like it will be over 700 pages.
This is a really fascinating interview with ghostwriter Emma Harrison-Clark. She writes thrillers for best-selling authors and cranks out 3,000 words a day. She talks about her process, the joys of ghostwriting (not using your own name) and what she loves about fiction writing.
Overall I felt like this retreat was a huge success, I got a lot of good work done and I was relaxed the whole time (really). Another unexpected outcome was I learned a lot about myself as a writer, which in the end I think was more valuable than anything I wrote.
Want to see the design contest I ran on 99 Designs to create the Darken the Page Logo? Visit darkenthepage.com/99designs to see all the logos I didn’t choose.