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Hit the Button with @LyzKelley

by Featured, Humanly Possible Podcast

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.

LYZ KELLEY

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

BIOGRAPHYLyz Kelley

Lyz Kelley is a speaker, creative, and award-winning USA Today bestselling authorpreneur of everyday heroes who want more than just the ordinary.

A healing love is at the heart of her book series. Creating wounded yet amazing characters—discovering what drives them, frightens them, heals them, makes them laugh—is what gives her joy. Lyz is pleased to share that joy with​ her masterfully written stories.

To keep tabs on her newest releases, connect with Lyz by signing up for her newsletter. Members receive two free books for joining.

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Transcript:

SUMMARY KEYWORDS

reflecting, fear, dyslexia, craft, writing, process, journey

SPEAKERS

Lyz Kelley, Bryan Kramer

 

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