Resources for Writers
Thinking Like a Career Author: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
There’s more to a professional writing career than putting words to paper. The gap between ‘writing’ and ‘being a professional writer’ can be significant, depending on your mindset and how you’ve thought about it up to now.
As I’ve said before, writing is a highly competitive industry, and good writing alone won’t keep you in the game. You’ve got to learn to think like a professional, and figure out your balance between art and business. So here’s some advice to get you started.
1: 4 Critical Mindset Shifts – First up, we have Joanna Penn with the ways she’s learned to change her thinking over the last 10 years of her career.
2: How to Think Like a Great Writer – This guest post by screenwriter and children’s book author Michael Mahin looks at the kind of attitude a successful writer needs.
3: 7 Things You Must Give Up – Some tough truths in here, as we consider the brutal honesty of what a writing career demands of you.
4: 17 Ways to Think Like a Writer Every Day – We’ll wrap things up with a nice list of simple ways you can teach yourself to think like a writer.
That’s all for this week. Good luck!
(c) Paul Anthony Shortt