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Staring contest between you and a blank page... Ready? Set? GO! 

None of us enjoy the feeling of knowing we have something to share yet being unable to put what's in our brain into words on a page. Whatever our personal obstacles are, this episode of Grey Matters will reset your thinking and help you believe that writing whatever is inside you is possible. 

Often we get stuck on believing that writing something as intensive and, well, as big as a book should be something that just comes out ready for the world. Yet we wouldn't think that way about baking a cake or raising a child, would we? The best things take time, effort, work, and (when possible) tweaking all along the way. 

Steve talks to guest Vicki McLeod - award-winning writer, coach, and entrepreneur - all about how she breaks writing down into three main areas, and then into three main themes, and then into three main topics... You get a bit of an idea of how she tackles writing major projects, and thus how you can make your writing possible a bit more digestible than daunting. 

Get in your mind the writing project you've been putting off for far too long and get ready to "break the log jam" with this episode of the Grey Matters podcast!

Links from this Episode

Steve's News Stories for the week:

Pew research on social media app use is eye-opening

EU is (thankfully) looking at putting the brakes on AI


Rachel's News Stories for the week:

Facebook's latest attempt to support small businesses: News Feed items

Facebook creating/copying for a new audio mashup of Instagram Live and Clubhouse: Hotline

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About Us:

Steve Dotto - Host

Canada's favourite geek. 

For over 20 years, as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show, Steve entertained and educated millions of Canadians on all aspects of technology.

After spending 20 years in traditional broadcasting Steve reinvented himself learning the world of social media, online community building and Internet Marketing as he built his YouTube channel into his new career.

His passion is teaching Baby Boomers and GenX how to remain relevant in the digital age, how we can reinvent ourselves and grow side hustles into successful online businesses.

Steve has a gift for making complex concepts easy to understand. Steve takes the world of technology and makes it relevant in your life.


Rachel Moore - Producer

From stage to studio, Rachel has honed her skills as an entertainer, producer, and marketer throughout her 20+ year career. As technology and communication has evolved, so she has carried her skills in writing, graphic design, and production forward into digital marketing, livestreaming, and podcasting. 

In addition to working as a fulltime content marketer, Rachel hosts her own livestream show Social Glue, publishes helpful how-to videos to her YouTube channel, and produces entertaining and insightful podcasts for Really Social as well as Grey Matters. 

Bottom line: if there’s a camera, microphone, and/or stage involved, Rachel can carry the message in a memorable way.  

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