Episode 167. Building your authority as a writer, with Bryan Collins

Episode 167 December 16, 2021 00:28:30
Episode 167. Building your authority as a writer, with Bryan Collins
The Creative Writer's Toolbelt
Episode 167. Building your authority as a writer, with Bryan Collins
/

Show Notes

Welcome to episode 167 of the Creative Writer’s Toolbelt podcast. My guest for this episode is the writer, journalist and blogger Bryan Collins. Bryan has written for Forbes, the Huffington Post, and Fast Company. He has published 16 books on creativity, non-fiction, and being a productive writer. Bryan loves stories and is especially interested in how the power of story can be applied to non-fiction.

In this episode, we talk about how telling a story is much more powerful than talking about features when it comes to persuading people to buy a product or a concept, we also talk about how you can build your authority as a writer, and the power of owning your own work and your own space online.

We also talk about some of the tools that we writers can use to improve their productivity and help us present our work to the world.

Bryan and I had a good chat that helped me to think about how and where I can use stories in my work, and what tools and services I can use to help me do this, I hope it’s useful for you, here it is.

Episode Transcript

No transcript available...

Other Episodes

Episode

September 30, 2018 00:38:46
Episode Cover

Episode 126 A conversation with Ellen Brock: professional novel editor and writing coach (Part 1 of 2)

This episode is a conversation with the novel editor and writing coach, Ellen Brock. You may know Ellen from her annual Novel Boot Camp event and her series of videos on YouTube. Ellen has a real heart for helping people who want to develop their skills in the craft of writing, and in this first half of our conversation, we talk about the biggest problems writers have with both structuring their work and refining narrative quality. ...

Listen

Episode

April 13, 2018 00:58:27
Episode Cover

Episode 117 "Who are you and why are you good to tell it?" A Conversation with Brendan O'Meara of the Creative Non-fiction Podcast

I recently spoke with fellow podcaster, essayist and award-winning journalist Brendan O'Meara. We talked about the challenges that writers of both fiction and non-fiction face, the issue of finding time to write, the value of having momentum, and the goal of building up a body of work to close the creative gap ...

Listen

Episode

March 03, 2016 00:18:25
Episode Cover

Episode 58 - Deep and narrow or broad and shallow? The essentials of Point of View

Point of view (PoV) is critical to your story. The authorial decision you make about PoV will set the tone and voice of your work, and influence the reader's perception of your protagonist. It's a decision that you need to make up front, and once you've made it you need to stick to it. It's essential that you know what the options are, what the benefits and disadvantages of each PoV are, and you understand which option is going to work best with your story. ...

Listen