CLICK HERE TO GET INSTANT ACCESS TO MY FREE SELF-PUBLISHING STARTER KIT!
Write the Damn Book Already

Write the Damn Book Already

Hosted by: Elizabeth Lyons

Writing, publishing, and marketing a book doesn’t have to be complicated and overwhelming. From myths and misconceptions to practical tips and sound strategies Elizabeth Lyons (6X author, book writing coach, and...

All Episodes

Episodes

22: Interview with Jessica Fein

Jessica Fein's first book, Moving On: How to Make the Transition from College to the Real World (which I'm still trying to figure out) was published in 1996. She has also been a Boston Globe columnist and Huff Post...
View Episode

21: Interview with Cory Goodrich (Pt 2)

Being able to interview Cory Goodrich a second time (click here to listen to our first interview), this time doing a deeper dive into the writing of Folksong: A Ballad of Death, Discovery, and DNA, was a gift that's I...
View Episode

20: What to Do When "But What If..." Takes Over

Even the most optimistic, curious, open-minded of us occasionally have moments when we worry, "Oh sh*t. What if...?"  If you're like me, it's enough to keep you stuck in one place for hours (if not days. Or...
View Episode

19: Interview with Chris Martinez

Chris Martinez's journey as an author is one I've had the privilege of being part of since the beginning.  We've now worked on six books together, and his perspective on being of service through a published book (as...
View Episode

18: Interview with Joanna Rakoff

Joanna Rakoff has been a writer for as long as she can remember---even back to the days when people more routinely stated things like, "A career in the arts isn't realistic."  That said, her journey has taken more...
View Episode

17: How to Write Without Immediate Feedback

Talking to people face-to-face (whether 1:1, in a small group, or from a stage) allows you to gauge their response (and pivot if/when necessary). But when you’re writing a book, you don’t have that luxury. Even when...
View Episode

16: On How We Decide to Navigate Challenges

As a book coach, I hear a lot of people say, "What I've gone through happened for a reason" or "I'm sharing my experience so that it has purpose." I ALSO hear a lot of people say, "I made a decision to write this...
View Episode

15: What to Do When Writing Feels "Hard"

You have the vision and the hook and the Third-Layer Why and the outline, but it STILL feels "hard" to sit down and actually do the writing. What's the deal? The deal is simple. You're telling yourself a story...
View Episode

14: Book Coincidences You Don't See Coming

Meeting Cory Goodrich and working on her book, Folksong: A Ballad of Death, Discover, and DNA has been one of the greatest gifts. Yes, she's wonderful. And kind. And funny. And talented as hell.   It also reminded me...
View Episode

13: Getting to the "Third Layer Why" of Your Book

Identifying your motivation for writing a book is about far more than simply saying, "I want to write a book about my experience learning how to nurture an organic garden" (for example). One thing I've discovered over...
View Episode

12: Interview with Annabel Monaghan

Annabel Monaghan's debut adult novel, Nora Goes Off Script, was released on June 7, 2022. In her words, "Writing it was probably the most fun I’ve ever had" (and she did it during quarantine, so there's...
View Episode

11: Interview with Tyler Merritt

Tyler Merritt is an Actor, Author, Activist, and Encourager, and speaking with him on this latest episode of Write the Damn Book Already was nothing short of joy-giving. His first book, I Take My Coffee Black, is part...
View Episode
Close