By Angela Lauria
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Page Up is a podcast for authors-in-transformation who are ready to write a book that makes a difference, hosted by best-selling author and publisher, Dr. Angela Lauria. Dr. Lauria created the show for people who want to write a non-fiction authors of personal growth, self-help, how-to, business, and spiritual books, and memoirs but want to make sure they do it in a way that people buy it and read it. She created and runs The Author Incubator, which offers a program nurturing books from idea to completion with a team of editors, designers, and book coaches to support authors on their book journey. Topics will cover overcoming writer's block, developing a structure for your book, developing a marketing plan for your book, understanding your reader, advice on what publishing method you should use, how to set boundaries as a writer, legal issues for authors, PR strategies for authors, techniques for get cover designs and titles, how to write a fantastic author bio and just about anything else on the road from "I have an idea for a book" to a completed best-seller. Also on iTunes, check out the sister program to this podcast, Book Journeys.
||Clean#16: Advice for Writing Author Bios that Rock||A well-crafted bio is essential for every author and expert and there is a simple formula to follow to make sure your bio has all the right elements. But don’t skip out on the mindset work required to FEEL as awesome about your bio as it reads.||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15: Flap Copy Master Class (Writing Book Descriptions that Shine)||Most book descriptions suck! Why? Because authors and not marketers are writing them. You need to take off your author hat and put on your marketer hat before you write your book description or flap copy. This is a specialized skill and requires a lot of attention to nail these 250 or so words. Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode: • Why we call book descriptions “flap copy” and why it matters • The effect the Internet and search engine optimization has had on book descriptions • The one teeny tiny element that’s missing from almost all book copy that could double or triple your sales. • How to get your credibility across in your book description without sounding arrogant • Why other authors can be the key to a successful book description and how to find the right ones||7/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14: Writing a Great Title for Your Non-Fiction Book||Titles sell books. I wish what sold books was great content. But the truth is people make snap decisions on whether to buy a book – especially a low-cost ebook. Having a great title is one of the most powerful tools at your discretion. In this episode you will learn: - Why having a great book title is so important - The one question ever title HAS to answer - 10 of the rules I’ve created for myself for writing great book titles. - 3 great options for testing your book title and one terrible one! - What you need to know about copyright law to protect yourself.||7/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13: The Hero of Your Book Journey||In this episode Dr. Lauria explains how you can be the hero or the victim of your book journey. As an author you are the director of your experience. It will look to you sometimes like the things effecting your book are coming from outside of you. Maybe your editor will drop out of society and move to the mountains without wifi and take your manuscript with him. Maybe your publisher will close down 2 weeks before you publish. Things will happen but your ability to stay in the driver’s seat is the single most important determining factor in your success.||6/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12: Choosing a Topic for Your Book||In this episode Dr. Lauria addresses 3 different stumbling blocks authors run into in picking their topics: Deciding between too many ideas, Coming up with an idea when you are kind of blank, and Knowing what to do when you have an idea but you just aren’t sure if it’s good enough. Using Martha Beck’s 4 stages of change, Dr. Lauria helps you identify where you are on your book journey and how to pick the topic that’s right for you. In this episode you will learn: • Martha Beck’s cycle of metamorphisis and how to identify where you are in it • How to let your topic pick you • Easy ways to test your topic • When to stick with the discomfort of not know and when to choose to take action even if you aren’t sure. • How to defy the laws of the time/space continuum, connect with your book – already written – and find out what you wrote about!||6/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11: Lessons from Rilke's Letters to a Your Poet||In this episode Dr. Lauria shares lessons from Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to A Young Poet. In this book almost every question a new author has is addressed and the answer RIlke profoundly returns to almost each is to turn inward for the truth. Rilke says: " Do not seek the answers, which cannot be given you, because you would not be able to live them, and the point is to live everything. Live the question now, perhaps you will then, gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."||6/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10: Write your Book in 3 Days. Or don't!||In this episode Dr. Lauria talks about how long it actually takes to write a book and why so many people take so long! She’ll teach you how to identify if you are a burster or a plodder and how to create a schedule to write your book that you will be more likely to keep. Many bursters think of themselves as procrastinators and many plodders think of themselves as dull or uncreative. You are neither. This is just the way you create. In this episode you will learn how to hardness that.||6/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9: The Problem with Writing an Outline||In order to create a safe place for your inner author, you need to know what you are going to write before you write it. In this episode you’ll learn the difference between writing an outline and writing an InLine. Dr. Lauria explains how the InLine approach leads to a book that makes a bigger difference and is more fun to write.||5/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8: Ideal Reader vs. Target Market||Most writing workshops and books will teach you to identify the target market for your book. You know women 35-45 with 1-3 school age kids, that sort of thing. But there is a problem with this approach. It’s based on the old school marketing theory of market share in a limited shelf space world. In the current non-fiction literary landscape writing for a target market instead of an ideal reader can spell death for your book.||5/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: Finding the Discipline to Write Your Book||In this episode why “White Knuckling” it will only get you so far when it comes to authorship. If you want to write a book that matters you have 2 choices. You can write from a place of fear and frustration or you can write from joy and ease. I always say I don’t care if you are joyful and at ease when you are writing a book, but I know when you are, when you book is flowing through you, that your book will make a much bigger impact in the world. Discipline vs. Author Mojo is a choice you get to make and there are no right or wrong answers but knowing you get to decide if the writing process is fun or not is about as empowering as it gets. In this episode you’ll learn: • What it means to focus your author mojo • Why will-power fails every time • The difference between author mojo and discipline • How to get your butt in the chair writing • A simple technique for getting your writing routine rocking • The difference between good discipline as a writer and author mojo • The danger of treating your book like a crash diet • What “white knuckling” your book looks and feels like • How to create a safe space for your Inner Author to come out and play • What are the elements of your author mojo and how can you focus each aspect of it||5/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: How to Structure Your Book||In this episode you will learn how different book structures create different results for authors. The 3 primary types of books we work with at The Author Incubator will be reviewed including List Building books, Platform Speaking books, and Client Conversion books. Once you know the type of book you are right, organizing the structure is a snap. In this episode you will learn: • How different book structures lead to different outcome • When to answer the question of structure • The specific questions you need to ask BEFORE you structure your book • A simple process for figuring our a structure that will work for you • How to know if you have the right structure for your book||5/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5.5: BONUS - What NOT to Do When You Get a Book Idea||Companion to Episode 5 - BONUS EPISODE||4/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: The Biggest Mistake First Time Authors Make||In this episode, Dr. Lauria explains the biggest mistake first time authors make, why they make it and how you can make sure you never make this critical mistake.||4/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4: Hacking into Flow Author Feeling State||In this episode, Dr. Lauria teaches you a ninja technique for hacking into a flow state with your writing. If you want massive productivity as a non-fiction author and as little wasted time and energy as possible you need to learn how to use her Author Feeling State scale to tap into your inner author and crank out 500, 1000, or even 2000 words an hour. Consistently!||4/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: Why Writer's Block is Awesome||In this episode , Dr. Lauria demonstrates how to get writer’s block working for you instead of against you. Whether you think your problem is procrastination or laziness, you’ll learn exactly how you can leverage the energy that has been holding you back to hoist you forward on your book journey. Once you learn this technique you will find yourself actually looking forward to your next visit from the counter-muse know as writer’s block.||4/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: Finding the Right Type of Publisher||In this episode, Dr. Lauria explains how the way you publish can influence the outcome you get with your book. She provides instructions in how to select the right method of publishing for you and an outline of the options that are currently available to non-fiction authors.||3/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: Why You Can't Get Your Book Done||Page Up is a podcast for authors-in-transformation who are ready to write a book that makes a difference, hosted by best-selling author and publisher, Dr. Angela Lauria. The show is for people who want to write a non-fiction authors of personal growth, self-help, how-to, business, and spiritual books, and memoirs but want to make sure they do it in a way that people buy it and read it. In episode 1, Dr. Lauria talks about why most people don't finish their first book and the 3 critical, non-negotiable ingredients to getting your book done.||3/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Love, Love, Love the Sage Words of Dr. Angela Lauria!
If my Inner Author were an actual person, who I could sit down and have a beautiful, inspiring talk with, I bet she’d sound just like Dr. Angela Lauria! I love listening to the sage words of Angela’s Page Up podcast series. It feels like a visit from my Book Muse.
Episode 3 of Page Up answers the eternal question of how to embrace writer’s block and move past it. In this episode, Angela not only gifts you with three insightful, practical techniques for overcoming writer’s block, but she also gifts you her 30-minute “Creativity Temple” Visualization Exercise. It’s a powerful exercise to connect you with your “already written” book. Definitely take the time to download and listen to her Creativity Temple Visualization. It’s a tool worth immediately adding to your writing repertoire.
The honesty with which Angela helps you to welcome and work with writer’s block is not only refreshing it’s invaluable! I’m always looking for resources I can try myself as a writer and tips and techniques I can share with my own clients. Angela provides all of that and more in her easily, digestible 30-minute podcasts. The stories she shares are engaging and helps you to connect with her message. I just discovered her podcast series, and wow, am I already all the better for it!
Overall, Episode 3 is another great session of the Page Up podcast series. The tools and techniques Angela provides will help you to move forward on your journey to connect with your Inner Author and write a book that matters.
Happy Listening! May you enjoy the series as much as I am!
As an aspiring author this is great!
I love learning about the writing process as I want to write a book one day. I want to know as much information as possible! :) Would love to have yo on my show! :)
Ladan from Travel Wisdom podcast
Super Useful For First Time Authors!
I really dug the episode about the bigger mistake, I’ll be checking out more of these episodes as I write my first book!
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