I read a lot of fiction, ranging from smaller Kurt Vonnegut books to massive, 2,200-page Brandon Sanderson trilogies.
As a fan, I’m enthralled with the worlds these authors create. As an aspiring author, however, I’m also stunned at how these writers can create such huge works.
That’s exactly the question I ask my friend Brit McGinnis in this episode of the podcast. Brit is a self-published author with a 280-page urban fantasy novel called already out, and another book in the works. In addition to writing, she also works full-time!
I met Brit at the World Domination Summit in Portland back in July (yup, the same place I met Zach Sexton!) and immediately found out that we have very similar interests. We’re both anime fans, into entrepreneurship, and love writing. As a result, this is a pretty fun episode.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- Brit’s first novel
- Junior League of Portland
- Fearful Adventurer
- Daily Zen List
- Fucking Homepage
- The Unaccomplished Lady
- How did this get made?
- Brit’s author page on Facebook
- Connect with Brit on Twitter!
- My whiteboard productivity system
- College Info Geek on YouTube – New videos every week!
Resources of the Week:
- The Tool: Cogi, an iPhone/Android app that lets you record lecture notes in a smart way –
- The Learning Resource: Get a globe! Yeah, I’m serious.
Listener Tip of the Week
This week’s listener tip comes from Rob Schrage. Check out the episode to hear his tip.
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A couple great quotes from our conversation:
“Your first book is probably going to be your worst book, but you need to get it out there.” | Tweet This
“Consistency is better than doing work in bulk.” | Tweet This
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