31 episodes

The Get Your Writing Done podcast is hosted by Trevor Thrall, Ph.D., author of The 12 Week Year for Writers. Every week we dive deep on strategies and tools to help writers be their most productive selves.

Get Your Writing Done Trevor Thrall

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

The Get Your Writing Done podcast is hosted by Trevor Thrall, Ph.D., author of The 12 Week Year for Writers. Every week we dive deep on strategies and tools to help writers be their most productive selves.

    GWYD 31 Writing Like a Human

    GWYD 31 Writing Like a Human

    We’re all getting the message every day. Generative AI is changing the world at warp speed. Every week reveals new possibilities for working more efficiently. Nothing will be the same. A robot is going to cook all your hamburgers and fries. No one will have a job within 10 years. And writers will go the way of the dodo.To that I say: raspberry sound. Humans will always have a place in the loop.In this episode I:Explain my human centric theory of AIDiscuss the limits of AI and why writers shou...

    • 47 min
    GYWD 30 The Research Trap

    GYWD 30 The Research Trap

    Do any of the following scenarios sound familiar?You know you need to do some research for your book, but you have no idea where to startYou want to write a book about a new topic, or a novel that takes place in a new setting perhaps, but you are so worried that you won’t sound authoritative or convincing enough, so you spend months doing research, never sure whether you’ve done enoughYou’ve just created a great plan, and doing research is in the plan, but when you start doing the resea...

    • 32 min
    GYWD 29 What is the Rock in Your Shoe?

    GYWD 29 What is the Rock in Your Shoe?

    Is there a rock in your shoe keeping you from writing? I don't just mean a garden variety obstacle, I'm talking about a major productivity or dream killer. Is there something that needs to change for you to reach your goals?In today's episode, we discuss The Rock and the Response. We talk about how the obvious layer of the rock almost hides a more important inner layer of dangerous emotion. We consider how difficult it can be to recognize the real causes behind our rocks.Then we talk abo...

    • 37 min
    GYWD #28 Five Strategies for Finishing What You Start

    GYWD #28 Five Strategies for Finishing What You Start

    Everywhere I look I see workshops promising to help you get a fast start to 2024. And that’s great! But here’s the thing: how many times have you or someone you know got off to a quick start on a new writing project but never quite finished it? That’s why this episode is all about Starting to Finish. We'll talk about five common reasons people don't finish their writing and five concrete steps you can take to avoid them.For more information and tools for the productive writer, visit g...

    • 33 min
    GYWD #27: Mastering the Art of Slow Progress

    GYWD #27: Mastering the Art of Slow Progress

    Do you ever hear yourself saying these sorts of things?- I don’t have enough time to write- I don’t have enough energy to keep going to the end- I am so demoralized at how slow this is going- I’m losing my enthusiasm for this writing project I’ve been at it so longIf you find yourself in one of these situations, you need to become a master of making slow progress. This idea of slow progress gets very little discussion these days, but I think it deserves a lot more. In today’s episode ...

    • 36 min
    GYWD 26: Five Strategies for Finding Focus When Life Gets Crazy

    GYWD 26: Five Strategies for Finding Focus When Life Gets Crazy

    Did you know that the average person spends just 47 seconds before switching from looking at one screen/window on their computer to looking at another? Or that it takes 25 minutes to regain focus after an interruption? Staying focused in the best of times is a brutal task. Staying focused when life gets crazy is that much harder.In this episode we'll talk about five strategies for finding focus that all happen before you sit down to write.Ezra Klein, "Beyond the 'Matrix' Theory of the...

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

PodFan949 ,

Fantastic Podcast for Writers

Like the name says, the advice in this podcast will help you get your writing done. Each week includes tips and information as to how to start, overcome struggles, and how to finish your work. Trevor’s recommendations are always approachable and feel manageable rather than overwhelming. I highly recommend this podcast.

Top Podcasts In Education

The Jefferson Fisher Podcast
Civility Media
The Mel Robbins Podcast
Mel Robbins
TED Talks Daily
TED
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
Try This
The Washington Post
anything goes with emma chamberlain
emma chamberlain