Writers’ Rough Drafts – Episode #54 With Tucker Max - Craft Your Content
Tucker Max

Writers’ Rough Drafts – Episode #54 With Tucker Max

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Tucker Max is a New York Times best-selling author, producer and screenwriter, entrepreneur and publisher, and occasional blogger. His first book, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, not only hit No. 1 on the Times list, but was also made into a major motion picture; it, and Max himself, are also credited with founding the modern literary genre known as “fratire.” 

But in 2012, Max retired publicly from telling tales of drunken debauchery, in his book Hilarity Ensues. Since then, he has gone on to found the wildly successful publishing company Scribe Writing (formerly Book in a Box)—which helps entrepreneurs and authors write, self-publish, and market their own best-sellers (their tagline is brilliantly “we turn ideas into books”)—and ghostwrite Tiffany Haddish’s best-selling memoir The Last Black Unicorn. 

What You’ll Learn About Writing This Week:

  • The false notion that no serious writer should ever put anything on the internet
  • Building accountability when you don’t have a background in writing
  • To win the game, you need to know how it’s played first before you can talk about how it’s rigged
  • When your writing should serve the reader—and when it should serve you
  • Moving the needle in your marketing through word of mouth and blogging
  • How important it is to know if you are growing or dying in your craft
  • Setting the right expectations for your readers, especially when you pivot

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About the Author Elisa Doucette

Elisa Doucette is a writer and editor who works with professional writers, entrepreneurs, and brands that want to make their own words even better. She is the Founder of Craft Your Content, and oversees Client Strategy and Writing Coaching. Her own writing has been featured in places like Forbes, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Yahoo! Small Business, and The Huffington Post, among others. She also hosts the Writers' Rough Drafts podcast here on CYC. When she isn't writing, editing, or reading words, she can usually be found at a local pub quiz, deep in a sun salutation, or binging TV shows for concept ideas and laughs.

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