SEASON 2, EPISODE 20
Once Lyz deconstructed and figured out what her fear was, she committed to learning the craft of writing a book and shares her journey to now over 22 books that have been read around the world with us.
In This Episode
- Reflecting on turning 40 and examining the fear behind a very important question asked by her husband
- Living with dyslexia and wanting to write a book
- Learning the craft: how to write a book and how to do story structure
- Aligning with other authors who helped with her journey
- Persevering through redlines and rejections to become a published author
- Setting up her own publishing company
- Learning how to market to the readers she needed to connect with
- The epic fantasy novel that will be written
- Lyz’s writing process
- Traditional publishing vs. self-publishing
Quotations From This Episode
“What is the one thing that’s not on your bucket list that you’re afraid to put on there?” –.@LyzKelley
“A writer being dyslexic is like, who do you think you are to write a book when you’re dyslexic?” –.@LyzKelley
“It was just… one step at a time up that mountain.” –.@LyzKelley
“I didn’t mind because at the end of the day, I knew what my writers ‘why’ was.” –.@LyzKelley
“I just watched and listened and mimicked until I got to a point where I didn’t need to mimic anymore.” –.@LyzKelley
“How do I create that human-to-human connection where I can get in touch with those people?” –.@LyzKelley
“I want to really put the message out there there’s nothing and I mean nothing stopping you from reaching a dream.” –.@LyzKelley
“Be your spark and ignite it and go after your dream.” –.@LyzKelley
“Give yourself permission to write crap, because you cannot edit what is not on the page.” –.@LyzKelley
“Just hit the button, give yourself permission to not be perfect.” –.@LyzKelley
Lyz Kelley is a speaker, creative, and award-winning USA Today bestselling authorpreneur of everyday heroes who want more than just the ordinary.
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reflecting, fear, dyslexia, craft, writing, process, journey
Lyz Kelley, Bryan Kramer