2019 Podcast Diary

Paul’s Podcast Diary 146 (Saturday 30th March, 2019)

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Welcome to Paul’s Podcast Diary for Saturday 30th March, 2019.

Coming up this week:

  • It’s the end of the first quarter of the year – I’ll be reviewing what’s been achieved and what has not!
  • Book 3, draft 1 is finished – but is writing at that speed a good thing to aspire to?
  • PLUS all this week’s author news and gossip!

This diary charts my self-publishing journey – the ups the downs, the successes and the failures.

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This Week’s Talking Points

1) This week’s word count – book 3/draft 1 is now finished 🙂

Word count

Word count

2) Q1 review – my planning board:

Q1 planning board

3) Great new BookFunnel feature:


4) Booksweeps for list building – recommended: https://goo.gl/qTe54r

5) Jon Conshaw’s Stop Booking Around:

6) Dave Gaughran’s BookBub guide:

7) Lisa Cron’s Story Genius:

8) Recommended! Alissa Grosso’s Awkward Author podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCsbyw8sS6GFJ6FuZKnVGJw

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  • Bill

    Reply Reply April 2, 2019

    That planning board reminds me of the spreadsheet J.K. Rowling used to plot Harry Potter. Both intimidating and inspiring! And I read Story Genius last year (and took its companion course on CreativeLive.com) and it was revelatory, as was “Wired for STory.” You should love it!

    • Paul Teague

      Reply Reply April 3, 2019

      Hi Bill, great to hear from you! Thanks for the tip ref: Wired for Story, I’ve just headed over to Amazon to buy a copy. All the best, Paul

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