RED 202: Why Writing A Book Is A Bitch (And How To Deal With Common Problems)

RED 202: Why Writing A Book Is A Bitch (And How To Deal With Common Problems)They (whoever “they” are) say writing is easy, but sitting down to write is difficult.

It's not that simple.

They also say you shouldn't throw good money after bad. Yet this is what aspiring authors do all the time…

When it comes to writing a book and successfully publishing it, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. I'm in the middle of a big book project now and, in this episode, I talk about some of the problems I've faced, even though I'm going into this one having worked on over 100 previous projects, 11 of them as the author.

Whether you're in the middle of the book writing process yourself or hope to get a book off the ground in the future, you'll benefit from this episode of RED Podcast. This is what it's really like to write and publish a book…

In This Episode:

  • Should you try to revive a “dead” book?
  • Are you throwing good money after bad?
  • 90% done with your book? What you need to know…
  • Why most books suck (and signs to watch out for to make sure your book doesn't)
  • Every book author has been through this situation — it's scary, but don't worry when it happens to you…
  • The dangers of working with an editor (even if the editor is great)
  • What video game programming and writing books have in common
  • Why RED Podcast isn't the same podcast it was when we started in 2014
  • How to guarantee a book will fail (and how to avoid this failure)
  • Before you market your book, you need to have this in order…
  • “Slow burn” book marketing
  • Feeling pressure to have a “big” book? What I've done in that situation…
  • “Good Enough” (I just threw up in my mouth a little bit…)
  • The things you can't outsource

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