ALAB 078: Find Out Your “Why” in Storytelling with James Blatch


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In this episode with James, he describes how knowing your "why" for telling your story is key to starting your author journey. He also tells us the importance of seeing your mailing list as a two-way street with your readers.

Here are just a few of the things we touched on:
  • James talks about the importance of your “why” for telling your story
  • Started out with NaNoWriMo in 2010
  • Works with Mark Dawson (co-host) Self-Publishing Show
  • Learn all about the journey of his unpublished book started in 2010
  • Find out how a previous job helped shaped his writing skills
  • Talks about his favorite movie related to great story-telling
  • The importance of HELP during your writing stages
  • Learn about some of the key things that will make your successful as an indie author
  • How you can learn a lot from your mailing list of readers
  • Learn about the many valuable courses offered by James and Mark!

If transitioning from hobby writer to business owner is one of the challenges that’s keeping you from making 6-figures as an indie author, then you’ll definitely want to come to the next Author Like a Boss Masterclass where you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become an empowered, 6-figure indie author. You can sign up at

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