Episode 140: “You’ve Got A Book In You!”

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Elizabeth Sims

You've Got A Book In You
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Author of You’ve Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams

Writing a book is fun and easy–yes, FUN AND EASY–but it may not always feel that way. How do you find the time to write? How do you keep momentum? How do you deal with the horror of showing anyone a single sentence of your work-in-progress? The answers remain fun and easy, and author Elizabeth Sims will take your hand, dispel your worries, and show you how it’s done in this stress-free guide to accomplishing your dream of writing your book.
In You’ve Got a Book in You, Elizabeth is that encouraging voice guiding you through the entire process, from finding the right time and place to gathering all of your creative tools to diving right in and getting it done–page by page, step by step. It’s easier than you think, and it all starts right here, right now.

“This book is encouraging and inspiring, practical and witty. The ‘writing blasts’ are very helpful and will get any writer out of the starting blocks. I especially enjoyed, ‘Writing with the Masters.’ Excellent advice that I plan to incorporate in my future classes. Sims is right that ‘writer’s block’ is greatly exaggerated. Get yourself on a schedule, read some Sims, and you’ll be on your way. You’ll be glad you met this friend on your journey to becoming a successful writer.” ~Gesa Kirsch, Ph.D., Professor of English, Director of Valente Center for the Arts and Sciences, Bentley University

Article just appeared in Writers Digest. (sept 2014):

Elizabeth Sims is the prize-winning author of short stories and novels, including the Lillian Byrd crime series and the Rita Farmer mysteries. Booklist calls her work crime fiction as smart as it is compelling,” and Crimespree magazine praises her “strong voice and wonderful characters.” Elizabeth writes frequently for Writer’s Digest magazine, where she is a contributing editor. She has worked as a reporter, photographer, technical writer, bookseller, street busker, ranch hand, corporate executive, and symphonic percussionist. Elizabeth belongs to several literary societies as well as American Mensa.


Why do we get so fatigued by travel? Do you travel? where do you like to go? And what, for you, is the difference between a trip and a vacation?

Tortured Sentences:

Like others, if we had more time I could have done much better in presenting what is very obvious to me, but for the time we had it is a respectiable effort.

Word of the week:

fab·u·list  (făb′yə-lĭst)


1. A composer of fables.

2. A teller of tales; a liar.

Shout outs:

Next week:

Alicia Dumans, write your book in a weekend.


And get your free download of Trash Out, this weekend!

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