About Douglas Vigliotti:
Douglas Vigliotti is a writer, host, and consultant. He has authored two books, The Gap and The Salesperson Paradox and regularly writes articles at DouglasVigliotti.com to help you think differently, live better, and be more open-minded. Doug is the host of It’s Not What It Seems, a podcast that features discussions with world-renowned authors about their life, work, and ideas. He also curates a monthly reading list at DVReadingList.com to help people maintain a reading habit and speaks on the topics featured in his books.
What inspires you to write?
The human condition is my inspiration. Life is hard, but beautiful.
Tell us about your writing process.
If I'm writing an article, then it usually takes me about 3 to 4 days. I pen the original article and continue to tweak it each day. Each day, the article seems to change ever so slightly. The article goes out to my editor, then I get it back to make a few adjustments, and it's ready to go.
If I'm writing a book or long-form article, then the process starts with a soft outline, research, and trusted feedback. I really like to let the writing figure things out. But probably the most unique thing I do is that I pen the original manuscript by blocking off about 2-3 hrs a day to get it all out on paper. This could take 3-6 weeks depending on project but I always try to get the core out as fast as possible.
What advice would you give other writers?
Stop thinking. Just write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I published my first book via self-publishing and my second via hybrid publishing. Depending on your goals this could change for anyone. I don't believe in the idea of "one way to do something." Modern-day authors have countless options and decisions to make. It's both a problem and an opportunity.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I don't think traditional publishing will ever go away. I know many do, but doing everything yourself and investing in yourself is a lot of work. I've done it and there are certainly upsides like creative control, speed to market, etc. But as long as there are people willing to sponsor artists then there will be authors wanting to be sponsored. This has been going for eternity.
What genres do you write?: Non-fiction, Self-help
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
All information in this post is presented “as is” supplied by the author. We don’t edit to allow you the reader to hear the author in their own voice.