To conclude our week-long discussion on writer’s block, we will explore some practical tools to prevent this common issue. Earlier this week, we discussed decision fatigue and how to avoid it. We also touched on alchemy anxiety and how the ‘make bad art’ principle can keep you moving forward. Now, let’s delve into some practical tools to conquer writer’s block.
As we delve into the topic of writer’s block this week, I want to focus today on outcome anxiety. This is the state we often find ourselves in, so consumed with worry about the potential outcome of our actions that we sometimes fail to act at all.
This week, we’re going to be talking about writer’s block. To kick things off, I want to discuss something called decision fatigue, which has a significant impact on how often you and I experience writer’s block.
Marketing isn’t everyone’s favorite topic, especially for authors. But once you’ve chosen your avatar and started writing your copy, the question remains: where do you find potential customers? Where do you find people to engage with? I want to discuss the three main ways to do that: social media, advertising, and personal engagement.
In continuing to talk about marketing this week we’re going to be moving down one step. We have already talked about how to pick your core reader. Now that you’ve picked your core reader though, we wanna talk about how you write copy for that reader
This past week we talked about setting up a launch checklist for your book. Today we’re going to be talking about marketing in general, because I think it’s important for an author to understand how to do this.
We’ve built our checklists, done all of our pre-launch tasks, and our book has finally been released. Now, the question arises: what do we do next?
This week, we’re discussing book launches. Previously, we talked about the checklists you want to build before launching, and I gave you a checklist cheat sheet you can use to build your own. Now, I want to discuss some pre-launch strategies to help sell your book.
Anytime I launch a new series or a new book, it’s nerve-wracking and I often feel like I’m missing pieces of my promotional strategy. When I went to launch Dreamer’s Throne, I thought to myself, “Why don’t I have a checklist for this?”
Today I want to discuss what I believe to be the optimal style of writing. I refer to it as ‘gardening’, a blend of plotting and pantsing.
Plotting simply means writing out the plot before you start writing your book. People do this in a myriad of ways and there are countless plotting methods that people use to understand the story structure, identify character relationships, and so on.
Generally speaking, there are two main categories of writers: pantsers and plotters.