275: From Hollywood to Bestselling Books | Travis Cody

How Travis Cody Transformed His Writing Career

“And just like with anything, when you get into a routine, you start to develop frameworks that make it easier for you to stay disciplined with what you’re doing.” —Travis Cody

After writing a book at age twelve, Travis Cody went on to establish himself in Hollywood at twenty-four and is known for his speed in writing scripts. Now, he helps other writers write, market, and consult in their book launch journey.

In this episode of “Authors Who Lead,” I talk to Travis Cody about his insights and experiences with finding success as a writer and screenwriter.

Rough Drafts

Travis tells us that his advice to writers is to embrace the roughness of your early drafts. Just like screenwriters in Hollywood learn, it’s okay to have a rough first draft of your book. Revisions and multiple rounds of editing are crucial to improving the final product.

Opportunity Funnels

Building a client or opportunity funnel is important when marketing your book. While book sales on Amazon may not always bring significant financial success, focusing on building a client or opportunity funnel can lead to long-term success and revenue generation.

Writer’s Block

Travis believes writer’s block and imposter syndrome are just the result of poor learning in our society. You can overcome writer’s block through effective learning techniques.

In this podcast, Travis also shares with us:

  • If you have a process to follow, then even when you don’t feel like writing, you are able to work on it anyway.
  • Your book is more than book sales, it will open opportunities for you.
  • Just like with writing the book, marketing your book takes one step at a time.
  • You should write and self-edit the best draft you can, then hire an editor.

What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Are you having trouble writing your book the traditional way? Share in the comments below!

That’s all for this week. If you have a message inside of you that needs to be written, today is the day to start. Don’t delay—take action.

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