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Shut Your Monkey

Hear that voice in your head? The one that nitpicks all your new ideas? That's your monkey. And we're gonna shut it down! SHUT YOUR MONKEY: The Podcast is going to give you a weekly dose of moral support and practical advice. With intelligence, wit, and compassion, best-selling author Danny Gregory and his weekly guests will delve deep into your head and pull that monkey out. We'll explore creative blocks, missed deadlines, tantrums, procrastination, perfectionism, and all the old monkey tricks. And we'll leave you super-charged, inspired and ready to start making your best work. Based on the new, life-changing book — available everywhere.
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Hear that voice in your head? The one that nitpicks all your new ideas? That's your monkey. And we're gonna shut it down!

SHUT YOUR MONKEY: The Podcast is going to give you a weekly dose of moral support and practical advice. With intelligence, wit, and compassion, best-selling author Danny Gregory and his weekly guests will delve deep into your head and pull that monkey out. 

We'll explore creative blocks, missed deadlines, tantrums, procrastination, perfectionism, and all the old monkey tricks. And we'll leave you super-charged, inspired and ready to start making your best work.

Based on the new, life-changing book — available everywhere. Click to find out more!

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Jun 8, 2016

In this week’s podcast, Shut Your Monkey author and host Danny Gregory talks with the novelist Jonathan Carroll. The conversation is freewheeling — from how to start a novel, to day-jobs to the benefits of self-criticism, how to make your creative self your friend to the pleasures of handwritten manuscripts. 

Here's an example of a second draft of his manuscript for Bathing the Lion.

Carroll 2nd draft

He also pointed me to this great video of Francis Ford Coppola showing the manuscript for The Godfather.

Monkey Tale: Liz introduces us to her purple monkey

What’s your experience with your monkey? How has it affected you, and how have you overcome it? Record your Monkey Tale at dannygregory.com/monkey.

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