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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.

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Timothy Sykes is a blogger, a millionaire day trader, teacher and now philanthropist through his charity Karmagawa.Sykes teaches students how to trade penny stocks. He has built a business around his controversial approach using blogging, content and social media marketing.Sykes is also the author of An American Hedge Fund: How I Made $2 Million as a Stock Operator & Created a Hedge Fund.In this interview, Sykes explains:How he uses content marketing to build his business and promote his charityWhat it takes to stand out on social media todayHow he deals with online criticsWhy storytelling is every entrepreneur and creative professional's secret weaponAnd lots moreAttention writers!What's the best grammar checker of 2019?  Find out in my guide and get a discount on your tool of choice.
Not every author writes a book to earn more money. Some authors have a message they want to share with the world.Scott Moorehead is one such writer.He is the  co-author of Build A Culture of Good: Unleash Results by Letting Your Employees Bring Their Soul to Work.In this book, Moorehead and his co-authors Ryan McCarty and Marshall Goldsmith make a case for promoting philanthropy in the workplace.In this interview Moorehead explains Why he choose to write a book about philanthropy in the first placeHow he came up with the big idea behind this bookHis take on most business books todayThe reason why he cut the last six chapters from his bookI started by asking Scott to give some background information about his business before getting into his reasons for writing Build a Culture of Good.And lots more.Further ReadingThe Runner’s Guide to Better WritingAttention writers!What's the best grammar checker of 2019?  Find out in my guide and get a discount on your tool of choice.
Max Marlow studied screenwriting in Goldsmiths in London, graduating in 2017. He wrote several 30-page scripts only to face rejection from film and television agents who wouldn't accept unsolicited materials. Then, Marlow started sharing his writings on Instagram.In this interview, he explains:Why every writer can use Instagram to connect with readersHow he uses Instagram photos as a means of conquering writer's blockWhat it takes to tell stories on this social media networkHow he ended up being mentored by Han Solo director Ron HowardAnd lots moreResourcesThe Best Online Writing CoursesAttention writers!What's the best grammar checker tool you can use?  Find out in my guide and get a discount on your tool of choice.
Abidemi Sanusi is a former human rights worker and now writer. Her book, Eyo, was shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Based in London, she's also an SEO consultant and coach. In this podcast episode she explains:Why every writer should learn to write for the webHow to balance writing fiction and nonfictionWhat's working in SEO today for writers and authorsHow she balances creative and analytical workWhy she still writes fictionAnd lots moreAttention writers! What's the best grammar checker of 2019?  Find out in my guide and get a discount on your tool of choice.
Canadian writer Scott Young learnt the entire MIT computer science curriculum in just one year, travelled around the world for 12-months without speaking english and has taught himself creative skills like drawing portraits.In his new book, Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career, he's condensed what he and others have discovered about learning hard skills fast.I recently caught up with Scott and in this interview, he reveals:Why he decided to write a book about ultra-learningHow he approaches writing, research and self-editingWhat new writers should do if they want to acquire skills like copywritingThe essential role of critical feedback for writersWhat his writing and ideal early morning routine looks likeAnd lots moreAttention writers!What's the best grammar checker of 2019?  Find out in my guide and get a discount on your tool of choice.
In 2011, Garrain Jones was 40 pounds overweight and living out of his car in California. Today, he runs a seven-figure coaching business, has spoken in 32 countries and is about to release his new book *Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life*.Jones's journey from the backseat of his car to the stage started with studying how successful entrepreneurs spend their day. He was surprised to find they often rise between 04.30 and 06.30.In this interview, Jones explains:How to Create Your Panda Power HourWhat he learnt after studying how successful entrepreneurs operateHis process for writing his book Change Your Mindset, Change Your LifeAnd lots more.I started by asking Jones to tell me about how he got from living out of his car to running a seven figure coaching and speaking business.Attention writers:Would you like a discount for grammar checker? If so, check out my ProWritingAid review. 
Have you ever faced an insurmountable barrier?If so, a Finnish idea may help you solve that problem. Sisu is a concept that means strength of will, determination, perseverance. It’s kind of like stoicism.Finnish author Joanna Nylund delves into this concept in her book Sisu: The Finish Art of Courage, which was published in 2018.I recently had the chance to catch up with Joanna and in this interview, she explains:What exactly Sisu is and why it's so usefulHow this Finish concept can help become a better entrepreneur, writer or authorHer process for writing the book Sisu: The Finnish Art of CourageWhy she uses so many visual elements in her bookHow photography informs her writing and creative workI started by asking Joanna how she went about explaining a finish concept outside of her native country.ResourcesSisuAttention writers:Would you like a discount for grammar checker? If so, check out my ProWritingAid review. 
Ryan Moran is the founder of Capitalism, Freedom Fast Lane and the author of an upcoming book called 12 Months to One Million.He has also helped over 300 entrepreneurs launch and grow seven figure businesses on places like Amazon by encouraging them to ask and answer three simple questions that guides them through these stages.In this interview, Moran explains:The three questions every entrepreneur (and author) should ask themselves before launching a product or selling bookWhy he wrote a book even though it's not necessarily the fastest way to build a businessWhat his writing process looks likeWhy he teaches his ideas in different media, from books to podcasts to videosHow he manages his time as an author, entrepreneur and coachAnd lots more.I started by asking Ryan about the background behind his business Capitalism.com and why he decided to write a book in the first place. 
Have you ever looked at the blank page and found yourself out of ideas?Or perhaps you’re wondering, "Do I have writer’s block?"Don’t worry.Almost every writer has asked themselves how they’ll produce something from nothing.Even famous writers are vulnerable to the paralyzing effects of writer’s block.In this episode, I explain what writer's block is and how you can conquer it once and for all.Resources:How to Beat Writer’s Block: 36 Surefire Strategies for 2019 (A Definitive Guide)Yes You Can Write! 101 Proven Writing Prompts that Will Help You Find Creative Ideas Faster for Your Journal, Blogging, Writing Your Book and More Discover How To Conquer Writer's Block For Good In Just 7 DaysAttention writers:Would you like a discount for a grammar checker? If so, check out my ProWritingAid review.
Professor Michael A. Roberto teaches leadership, business strategy and managerial decision-making at Bryant University in Rhode Island as well as for the Great Courses.He's also the author of several best-selling books.In his latest work, Unlocking Creativity, this New York Times best-selling proposes six mindsets that can help entrepreneurs and business leaders unlock creative thinking.Michael and I talk about:How he tests his ideas for articles and books like Unlocking CreativityWhy he's a morning person... and how this helps his writing routineHow he balances lecturing with writing nonfiction articles and booksWhat students want from courses based on booksAnd lots more.Attention writers:Would you like a discount for a grammar checker? If so, check out my ProWritingAid review.
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