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Write With Courage!

In less time than your commute takes we bring you a dose of danger from today's exciting writers including Scott Adams, Peter Hitchens and Nick Cohen. “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” Oscar Wilde. Your host Thor, mines for stories of previous failures, useable writing tips, and discovers how they got published to begin with! We bring the sort of Libertarian conversation, which happens when you are willing to listen and debate with writers of all political or religious persuasions and none. Might you be a writer with courage?
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May 16, 2017

Today's guest, Matt Abrahams, wrote Speaking Up Without Freaking Out. Matt is a Stanford School of Business lecturer, Co-Founder, and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, and his TEDx talk has had over 463000 views.

Matt was introduced by a previous guest on the show, Dr. Carmen Simons, who was introduced to me by another previous guest, Scott Adams, of Dilbert Fame…

Matt's business site www.nofreakingspeaking.com/ 

Mar 16, 2017

Today's Write With Courage podcast www.thorholt.com guest is Nicholas Pell (Twitter @NicholasPell ) 

Nick is an American freelance opinion and culture writer with a knack for both enthralling and (the reason I ran across him) annoying his readers. 

His work has appeared in the Irish Times, Washington Post, LA Weekly, Reason, VICE, Playboy and others.

On writing he says - So much of how you make it in writing is just getting turned down 50,000 times, and then the 50,001 time is the time that somebody takes it. I mean you've gotta have a thick skin!”

On haters - Years ago I wrote an article saying that I hated Pearl Jam, and I just woke up to like, 300 people saying they wanted to kill me…

 

Mar 8, 2017

Today's www.thorholt.com  Write With Courage guest is Chris Delamo. Chris is a freelance writer and YouTuber, Red Pill Philosopher and proud Cuban Latino living in Miami

On writing and career choice - I wanted to be a published author one day…but that's how the school system cordons you off… they have this pre-set list of things you can choose... I’ve found life is a lot more malleable and fluid than most of us realize… I still use the writing skills I was passionate about to write my scripts…and more important, I love editing!

On video content creation - Content is better when you’re so passionate to create it, it’s not even a choice. It’s brewing inside you…You just have to let it out!

On marketing, and positioning your creative self - Sometimes you're going to offend people…when you say what's on your mind and you don't filter it you're going to polarize people…some people are going love it, and some are gonna hate it…so do not even try to get mainstream appeal.

His RedPillPhilosopher YouTube Channel Twitter @RedPillTweets

Mar 4, 2017

Today’s www.thorholt.com guest is Dominic Frisby. Dominic is a MoneyWeek financial writer and comedian. 

Life After the State

and

Bitcoin The Future of Money

He’s a Comedian (a show about tax?), actor of unrecognized genius and voice of many things… @DominicFrisby  www.DominicFrisby.com  

Feb 14, 2017

Today's www.thorholt.com Write With Courage guest is Kelly Baader. Kelly runs the Podcast, Godly M. B. A. Podcast (Marketing Beyond Ambition) which aims to provide Inspiring, Actionable, and Successful biblical marketing strategies and Life Applications over at www.kellybaader.com 

Kelly is @kellybaader on Twitter.

- What is the (your) focus? Even if there are people out there who read the (your) book, or listen to the (your) podcast, that I (you) make a difference that day...then who's to say I (you) cannot do it? 

Feb 6, 2017

Today’s www.thorholt.com Write With Courage guest is Peter Thomson... especially for those of you who write, but find making money from your writing to be a challenge… today's guest is The UK’s Most Prolific Information Product Creator… and a super live speaker and storyteller… check out his Achiever's Club http://www.theachieversclub.com 

8 Books, 100 audio programmes, 100 video programmes. 18 tips booklets, 156 audio newsletters, 701 Ezines over the last 13+ years… And he’s never once suffered from writer’s block! Find out more http://www.PeterThomson.com 

I’ve benefited from and still share things I’ve learned from Peter, years after first meeting him and attending one of his superb seminars...

A couple of my favorite Peter Thomson quotes

 -You'll never consistently do who you aren't

 -If you don’t ask, people can’t say yes…

And just wait till you hear which writer has had the most impact on him - controversial! 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 29, 2016

Our guest today is Saurav Dutt. Saurav is an Author and Political Commentator whose writing focuses on human rights issues, ranging from women's rights, honour-based violence, racism and geopolitics. His new book "The Butterfly Room" chronicles the issues of violence against women as well as the taboo issue of homophobia. His political columns cover wide-ranging topics such as the GOP, Conservatism, and geopolitical issues. His book has met with considerable critical acclaim, leading to appearances on BBC Radio and Television, Sky News, RT (Russia Today), Press TV (of Iran) and has been showcased on ABC and MSNBC News amongst others [and has made it across the desks of Amnesty International, The UN, Former PM David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

On Brexit: "I'm a proud British Indian, but that didn't stop so many 'fans' calling me a sell-out c**t" 

On Writing: "It's a bit like vomiting. You just have to get it out. The art is in the editing. Just like film." 

"...any writer who doesn't read, needs a whack on the head!"

"Don't let anyone rain on your parade. You'll get a lot of criticism in writing. Bear in mind they probably don't even have a parade to rain on!

Connect with Saurav and enjoy his varied and incisive blog sauravdutt.co

Aug 25, 2016

Our guest today, Ed Latimore, is a 13 times Undefeated (13-0) Heavyweight Professional Boxer From Pittsburgh. He’s also a Chess nerd. Physicist Army National Guard. and of course… Ed is a writer! Ed comes highly recommended by Mike Cernovich, a previous guest on WWC!

Catch him on Twitter @EdLatimore

Jul 21, 2016

Journalist, movie maker and now writer, Phelim McAleer who's work examines topics such as; Ferguson, Clinton's 'email issues' and the dark side of environmentalism...

"...there's nothing brave about making or writing something that all your friends agree with"

"...people don't like it when the truth doesn't match their beliefs"

Connect with him on facebook, just plug in 'Phelim McAleer' or Twitter @phelimmcaleer 

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with a FREE audio book. As I recommended to Leslee, I'd also suggest to you 'Man's Search for Meaning' by Viktor E Frankl because your life will never be the same after you've heard his experience in Nazi death camps, and his conclusion for how you live your life!

Jul 14, 2016

Kuwaiti-born writer Saleem Haddad was educated in Jordan, Canada, and the United Kingdom and talks to Thor about writing, life and his debut novel Guapa (2016) 

Guapa received widespread acclaim, with The New Yorker calling it a "vibrant, wrenching début novel".

Haddad says, "I knew I needed to tell the truth... but what will people say? Will I be misunderstood or vulnerable?"

Connect with Saleem on twitter @sysh or on facebook.

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with a FREE audio book. 

Jul 1, 2016

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Abdellah Taïa is a Moroccan writer and filmmaker He has published eight novels in French…. Some now translated into English…

'...writing should be really dangerous. Put your skin, your blood, your whole soul into your writing!'

'...by deciding to write to someone, you are already transforming something.'

Taïa became the first openly gay Arab writer in 2006. His first movie, Salvation Army, gave Arab cinema it's first gay protagonist… connect with him on Facebook by putting 'Abdellah Taïa' into FB search box or email him abdellahtaia@gmail.com 

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. 

 

 

Jun 11, 2016

The EnerPres® Persuasive Email Audio mentioned in this episode.

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