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Welcome to Become a Writer Today hosted by Bryan Collins from Ireland. Get practical advice about creativity, productivity, writing and lots more.

Need help writing? Visit becomeawritertoday.com/join and I'll send you a free course.

    5 Great Ways to Get Paid to Write

    5 Great Ways to Get Paid to Write

    Let's say goodbye to the myth of the starving artist.

    Every writer and creative professional deserves to get paid... and there's no reason why you can't.

    In this week's mini-episode, I cover 5 great ways writers can get paid for their hard creative work, list the pros and cons and offer some ways to get started faster.


    Resources from the episode


    AWAI.com
    How to Write a Book
    Where to Find Writing Jobs
    The Best Online Writing Courses


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    • 11 min
    Writing Children's Books and Storytelling for Brands with Leah Komaiko

    Writing Children's Books and Storytelling for Brands with Leah Komaiko

    What was the first children's book you ever read? Mine was The BFG by Roald Dahl. Thinking of that book could help you tell better stories and even connect with readers today.

    That's an approach branding consultant and children's book author Leah Komaiko recommends.

    In this interview, Leah explains:


    How she got started writing children's books
    Why the first children's book you ever read is so important
    What effective copywriting looks and sounds like
    Why I (and you) should re-read the first children's book you remember...and      what it could mean for your creative work

    And lots more.

    I start by asking Leah to describe how she transitioned from writing children's books to advising Fortune 100 clients about storytelling.

    Resources

    Story by Robert McKee

    The BFG by Roald Dahl

    Quote "I discovered, in writing kids' books, that there's a very strong connection between what makes a great kids' book and what makes it a very powerful brand."

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    • 34 min
    3 Strategies for Becoming a More Efficient Writer

    3 Strategies for Becoming a More Efficient Writer

     Being able to earn money from your writing is an amazing feeling!

    I'm sure we all wish that earning an income as a writer was as simple as writing something, thousands of people seeing it, and then money is deposited into your bank account.

    Unfortunately, earning a good living as a writer online today isn't that simple.

    When you’re first starting out as a writer, everything is smooth sailing you can focus all of your energy just on writing.

    You’re having a great time, but you’re probably not earning as much as you wish you could.

    Once that frustration kicks in, you look for ways to turn your passion for the written word into a business.

    But once you start to make this transition, one difficult task presents itself in many different ways…

    Fear not:

    In this podcast episode, I cover 3 strategies that will help you become a more efficient writer.

    This is based on my new course The Efficient Writer.

    Join now




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    • 10 min
    How Newsletters Make Money for Writers with Hamish McKenzie of Substack

    How Newsletters Make Money for Writers with Hamish McKenzie of Substack

    The internet is a noisy place for writers. If you want to build a relationship with readers and earn more from your creative work, consider starting a newsletter. Substack is an example of a popular service that you can try.

    I recently interviewed co-founder and COO Hamish McKenzie. In this interview, he explains:


    Why newsletters are a great way of earning more money as w writer
    Why your first newsletter starts with an ideal reader
    How to build a relationship with readers and fans
    What it takes to grow a newsletter that people will pay for

    And lots more.

    I started by asking McKenzie to explain what Substack is and why he set it up in 2017.

    Resources:
    The Blank Page with Bryan Collins
    Substack
    The GaryVee Content Model
    1000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly

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    • 25 min
    My Annual Review 2019

    My Annual Review 2019

    January is one of my favourite times of the year. Much like a blank page, it's a fresh start rich with possibility.

    A key part of any new year involves putting the past to one side. The best way to do that is by writing an annual review, a practice I follow every year.

    In this annual review podcast and article, I'll explain what I did and wrote during 2019. I'll also cover what did and didn't work.

    Strap in.


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    • 22 min
    Unlocking Your Extraordinary Mind with Vishen Lakhiani of Mindvalley

    Unlocking Your Extraordinary Mind with Vishen Lakhiani of Mindvalley

    Malaysian-Indian entrepreneur Vishen Lakhiani is writing three books at once and is the founder of Mindvalley (Mindvalley.com), a personal development online education company.

    He's also the author of New York Times best-seller The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and is about to publish a new book The Buddha and the Badass.

    He explains:


    Why he's writing 3, yes 3, books at once
    How meditation helps him become more productive and creative
    Why typical approaches to setting goals don't work
    How he finds time for writing so many books and running a business with over 200 employees

    And lots more.

    I started by asking Vishen to describe why he set up Mindvalley in 2004.

    Resources:
    How to set writing goals
    6-Phase Meditation Quest?
    The Best Online Writing Courses


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    • 31 min

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