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Episode #33: How to Write a Book with Garrett Robinson - How To Quit Working
Episode #33: How to Write a Book with Garrett Robinson

Episode #33: How to Write a Book with Garrett Robinson

Listen to the full episode below:


The Bad News About Writing a Book

  • Authors are either dirt poor and starving or they are hugely successful like J.K. Rowling.
  • If you want to get a book published, you have to get a big, New York Publishing House to give you the green light.
  • You need a lot of money to write and publish a book.

The Good News About Writing a Book

Those are all lies.

Garrett Robinson

Garrett Robinson on How to Write a Book.

An Aspiring Full-Time Author

When Garrett Robinson was working his full-time job, he was writing on the side, dabbling with selling a few books on Amazon. He knew he eventually wanted to write full-time, but wasn’t sure if he would ever be able to.

Then he got the Golden Boot. The Golden Boot is when you are working a job that you aren’t really that excited about, you lose that job and as a result, you pursue something that makes you way happier than the job ever did.

Garrett looked at his options. He could get another job that probably wouldn’t make him happy, or he could pursue this writing thing full-time. Because he has, in his words, “the most supportive wife ever” he pursued the writing path.

The Shift Happens

Less than a year later, Garrett is making a good living, paying the bills as a full-time author of fiction novels. Every day, he gets up and does exactly what he wants to do. There is nothing else he would rather be doing on a daily basis than exactly what he is doing.

You Can Too

Whether you want to write a book, launch a music career, or start a business, you’ll learn something important on this episode of the “How to Quit Working Show”.

Just get out there and do it; there’s never going to be a better time. – Garrett Robinson

On this episode of the “How to Quit Working Show” Garrett is going to answer these questions:

  • “I don’t have a bunch of money to spend on printing a bunch of copies of my book, how do I do this?”
  • “OK, if I get the book out, how the hell do I get people to buy it?”
  • “Once I start to get fans, how do I keep them and make sure they like the next thing I create?”

Listen to the full episode below:


Click here for a full transcript of this episode

You can get more information about Garrett at:


Garrett recommended the following resources:


kobobooks.com (Kobo Books coupon here)



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About Jeff Steinmann

Jeff wants to help you Live More. He is the author of How to Quit Working, A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom. He hosts a weekly show called The How to Quit Working Show that features lessons from Freedom Fanatics who quit their soul-sucking 9-5 job and created a business that lets them live a passionate life of freedom. Jeff also writes for several media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Lifehack and Elite Daily. Most of all, Jeff is a Freedom Fanatic, fiercely devoted to finding a better way to “do life”.

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