Podcasts

Azul talks about how perfectionism can keep you from pressing publish on your book and how you can get help moving forward with publishing your own book this year.

212: Press Publish on Your Book This Year with Azul Terronez

Don’t Get Stuck in Perfectionism “The thing I do is help authors get over their imperfection and hit publish. Pressing publish is the most important part of a creator’s journey. Whether you’re creating art, poetry, a book, or speaking on the stage, press publish.” —Azul Terronez So many people think of writing a book as …

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Steve and Azul talk about how the series is going now that we are starting to write book three and about the new Fiction with Purpose group program.

211: Perfect Time to Write a Novel with Steve Vannoy and Azul Terronez

How to Craft Fiction with Purpose “It’s not so much a formula as it is a reminder when you’re doing this, don’t get too complicated. The whole purpose is just capturing the stories before they’re lost.” —Steve Vannoy The concept for a three-book fiction series came about during FaceTime visits with our parents in West …

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“How to Write a Tell-All Memoir and Not Lose Your Reputation,” with Jill Krzyzanowicz

210: “How to Write a Tell-All Memoir and Not Lose Your Reputation” with Jill Krzyzanowicz

You Don’t Need to Protect Those Who Harmed You “That’s the moment that I’ve realized you’re meant to take all of these things that have happened and you’re meant to help other people. Realized that they are not a victim of their circumstances and that life is all about choice.” —Jill Krzyzanowicz Jill Krzyzanowicz reached …

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Azul talks to AJ about messy first drafts, editing your own work, being vulnerable on the page, and about her new book, Write a Must-Read.

209: “How to Write a Book That Makes an Impact” with AJ Harper

Insights from a Bestselling Ghostwriter “In workshop, we say, ‘reader first,’ and I lean heavily on that. I say, that’s your touchstone. So, whenever they’re not doing it, I’ll say, what does your reader need? The reader needs more of you.” —AJ Harper AJ Harper always wanted to become a playwright. She loved the dialogue, …

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Azul talks with Swish Goswami about his journey while writing his book, The Young Entrepreneur, and what he has learned as a CEO.

207: “How to Engage Your Community as an Author,” with Swish Goswami

Writing with Purpose and Making an Impact “If you want to grow community, really when you think about it, you really need only about a hundred people to love you in today’s world to become an influencer.” —Swish Goswami In 2017, I became curious about why Gen Z was choosing entrepreneurship and what their attributes …

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Azul talks with Vincent Pugliese about his new book and how you can use your relationships to launch your book or business.

206: “Use Your Wealth of Connections to Launch Your Book” with Vincent Pugliese

How to Give More Than You Take “My purpose is ‘How am I making this better in the world for other people?’ I know if I do that, all the things that I want are going to happen.” —Vincent Pugliese When we think about doing something like building a business, creating a course, or launching …

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205: “How to Market Your Bestselling Book,” with Azul Terronez

205: “How to Market Your Bestselling Book” with Azul Terronez

Learn about Presales, Launch, and Post-Launch Tactics “But ultimately you want sales. You want influence. You want authority. And those things come from continually marketing and promoting your book.” —Azul Terronez Many authors treat marketing as a dirty word or see it as a one-time event that is over really quick. I want you to …

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204: “Top 5 Things to Consider When Looking to Self-Publish a Book,” with Azul Terronez

204: “Top 5 Things to Consider When Looking to Self-Publish a Book” with Azul Terronez

Should I Self-Publish or Try Traditional Publishing? “Self-publishing is more than just writing the book or putting it onto a platform.” —Azul Terronez I first got involved in the world of self-publishing around 2008 when the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform launched. KDP made creating digital and print books fairly easy and free to …

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Why Is It Hard to Write Sometimes? with Azul Terronez

203: “Why Is It Hard to Write Sometimes?” with Azul Terronez

How to Overcome Perfectionism in Your Writing “So, don’t have a filter some days. Just write. Don’t really worry about the direction it’s going. Just be curious about what happens. Your goal is to find writing as an intuitive way to express yourself on the page.” —Azul Terronez When I’m thinking about writing anything, I …

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