Ep.29 Binge Writing, Energy and Being a Channel of Creativity w/ Daniel Browne

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.

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Energy Equation by Daniel Browne
Episode 25 with Ron Wilder
Elizabeth Gilbert TED Talk on Creativity

Related Episodes:
Ep.1 The Human Spirit, Inspiring Songs and Nonsensical Writing with Steve Chandler
Ep.13 Allowing Writing To Come Through You and Enjoying the Process w/ Lori Richards

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Ep.28 Why Size Doesn’t Matter and Not Having Book Guilt w/ Lindsey Smith

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.

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Lindsey’s website foodmoodgirl.com
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Food Rules by Michael Pollan
52 Ways to Love Your Body More by Lindsey Smith
Food Guilt No More by Lindsey Smith
Junk Foods and Junk Moods by Lindsey Smith
Hear Me Roar by Lindsey Smith
Launchyourdreambook.com

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Ep.27 Finding a Writing Mentor and Asking for Help w/ Geoff Woods

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.

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Listen to Geoff’s Podcast, The Mentee Podcast
Visit Geoff’s website for his free guide “5 Steps To Finding Amazing Mentors”

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Ep.26 Successful Blogging, Vulnerability and Being Unabashedly Human w/ Laura Jane Williams

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.

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Laura’s Blog (Superlatively Rude)
Laura on Thought Catalog

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Ep.25 Writing As Blue-Collar Work and Writing What You Want To Write w/ Ron Wilder

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.

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Seize Your Opportunity (Ron’s Podcast) on iTunes
Aligned Action by Ron Wilder
The 100 Watt War by Ron Wilder
Ron’s Business Blog
On Writing by Stephen King
Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts
The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz

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Ep.24 How to Write 200K in 4 Months, Blogging and Vomiting Out of Your Fingertips w/ Drew Gerald

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.

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thepolyman.com ~ Drew’s blog
remarkablelover.com ~ Site to access Drew’s products and forthcoming book
Connect with Drew on Facebook

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Ep.23 Ghostwriting, 3K a Day and the Joy of Not Being Yourself w/ Emma Harrison-Clark

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.

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Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

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Writing Retreat Day 4+5: Feeling Complete, What I Learned [4 min]

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.

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Writing Retreat Day 3: A Busy Mind Is Totally OK [5 min]

I had a huge realization today, and it related to the coaching I got from Amir before I arrived. If you haven’t heard that, definitely listen to it! You can find it here. I’ve been beating myself up for having a busy mind and today I realized that’s totally ok. Maybe that sounds stupid but it was huge for me.

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Writing Retreat Day 2: It’s Working! And Easier Than I Thought [12 min]

Day two was magical. So many realizations and insights and I felt like the day was really a success. There was even a point where I realized if I wrote nothing the whole week this would be a total success.

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