ON WRITING

with our guest: Dorie Clark
Overview

At age 14, Dorie Clark entered Mary Baldwin College’s Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. At 18, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College, and two years later received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Today she shares with Bryan of the School for Good Living Podcast her writing philosophy, motivation, and technique.

Show Notes

00:00:43 – What is life about?
00:02:45 – Who you are and what do you do?
00:06:32 – Why Dorie wrote her second and third book.
00:08:45 – Picking interview guests.
00:11:46 – Starting her business and dealing with rejection.
00:20:09 – Asking for feedback.
00:23:39 – Dori’s online course, Recognized Expert.
00:28:59 – Where most people falter.
00:34:56 – Discovering her passions.
00:38:42 – Social media branding.
00:47:15 – Social media profile maintenance.
00:48:38 – Lightning Round
00:59:51 – Keeping money in perspective.
01:00:42 – Finding that next big project.
01:21:50 – Kiva.org donation.
01:07:58 – Writing in four blocks.
01:10:28 – Typical writing day.
01:19:38 – Writing rituals.
01:21:12 – Writing advice.
01:28:27 – Writing tech.
01:32:28 – Using a ghostwriter.
01:34:45 – Qualities of a well-crafted sentence.
01:38:27 – Encouragement to struggling writers.

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