Episode 124: Platform Doesn’t Have to Be Painful — Solo Show

by Gabriela Pereira
published in Podcast

Hey there word nerds!

If you subscribe to the DIY MFA newsletter, then you know I’ve had a lot to say lately. In this episode, I reflect on some of the recent themes I’ve been considering like: service, responsibility, gratitude and love.

I also talk about some of the obstacles I’ve faced when building my author platform.

These aren’t just external roadblocks that got in my way, but also internal factors and limiting mindsets that kept me from sharing my work. Listen in to the full episode below.

In this episode, I talk about:

  • Why it’s so important for you to share your stories, and how in doing so you not only empower yourself, but you also empower others to do the same.
  • The “filter question” I use to assess all of my creative work, and how this one question helps me go from making a million tiny decisions every day to seeing  on the big picture.
  • Bonus: This year, instead of doing New Year’s resolutions, challenge yourself to craft a filter question for your writing, your work, or even your life as a whole.

In this episode, I also allude to several recent newsletters and articles from DIY MFA. In case you’ve missed them, I have linked to these articles below.

  • Dream Big, Execute Small — how to reframe marketing from being all about you to being in service of your readers.
  • Use Your Words — why now more than ever, writers have the responsibility to use their words with integrity and purpose.
  • The Radicalism of Our Time — in which I share a “big, scary thing” from my life, and talk about the tension between fear and love.

Link to Episode 124

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Check out the webinar!

I’m offering a FREE webinar next Monday, December 12th at 1pm ET designed to help you find and connect with your readers. This is all in preparation for the launch of my new course: Pixels to Platform, designed to help you build your platform and share your work in a way that is both authentic and effective.

Connect with Readers, Build Your Platform

Monday, December 12th at 1pm Eastern Time
Register at: DIYMFA.com/PlatformWebinar


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Until next week, keep writing and keep being awesome!


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