|You may be a published author – or aspire to be one. Here are several programs that can provide substantial guidance and resources to enhance your success as a writer and creative entrepreneur.|
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Host Christine Kloser is “a transformational book coach and author whose guidance has helped the lives of visionary entrepreneurs and authors around the world. She’s trained more than 35,000 authors, and personally coached hundreds to get their books written and published.”
“Christine Kloser provides wonderful resources for writers who want to become successful doing what they love to do. Listen to her, listen to the people she interviews, and — providing you act on it, of course — you’ll become an empowered, successful writer.”
~ Marc Allen, President and Publisher of New World Library
Learn more and hear audio clips from the classes in article:
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Also by Christine Kloser: Get Your Book Done Back Cover FREE Action Guide – Includes a “sequence” of “about 250 words that every single aspiring how-to, self-help and inspirational author must write down … before starting their book.”
See more programs and resources: Christine Kloser Site
Mark Matousek’s Writing Through Fear course
“While the vast majority of writers, both amateur and professional, struggle with anxiety over their work, too little is understood about this occupational hazard.
“Many experience the common fears of not knowing where to start, how to structure their time, how to become comfortable with solitude, and not give up on their vision. Writers worry about not finding the right words to say exactly what they mean, how to deal with criticism, and how to put their work into the world.
“The blank page, which Hemingway called ‘the white bull,’ threatens to charge them and leave them helpless in the fight to bring their writing into the world.”
What you will learn in the course –
Why starting a piece can be so hard
How distracting habits create anxiety
What to do when your inner demons strike
The difference between anxiety and excitement
How to revise your writing with a new eye
The healing power of concentration
When sharing work is (and isn’t) counterproductive
That the fear of writing is rarely about writing itself
The Creative Penn – Training For Authors And Writers
“To be a successful indie author means wearing many different hats.”
Author and mentor Joanna Penn continues: “Indeed, to be successful at anything involves wearing many hats!
“But sometimes, we can look up from the mountainous To Do list and wonder what the hell is going on!”
“I have spent a lot of time writing in my journals with a strategic focus, trying to decide what I want to achieve over the next 5 years, both as a creative and a business-woman.
“I will be writing more books, and also focusing on turning those into multiple products – publishing direct on the main platforms in ebook and print, as well as focusing on audiobooks, foreign translations and other country markets.”
Writer and creativity coach Jenna Avery says: “A big part of learning how to be a writer or an author is about learning to tackle ‘the war of art’ on a regular basis — to do the work and build the solid writing habit you need.“
“As a writer, you know that nothing is more important (and satisfying) than seeing your writing projects go from start to finish.
“But that isn’t always easy when you’re on your own — isolation, resistance, unstructured time, perfectionism, and distractions all get in the way of the consistent, productive, and professional writing habits you need to see your novel, book, or screenplay through to ‘Done!’
“Fortunately, there’s a solution to those problems that you can start using right now to get your writing done, on track, and with all the support you need…”
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Photo of writer Julian Barnes from Facebook page.
[The photo is also in article: A Writer’s Room in T Magazine.]
“The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature: only then can he see clearly.”
― Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot
Photo: Reporter Zoe Barnes (played by Kate Mara) in the Netflix series House of Cards, from post: Zoe’s Desk by Matt Thomas.
He comments: “I just love images like this. I am a workspace voyeur — especially writer’s workspaces. My bible here is Jill Krementz’s The Writer’s Desk, a collection of wonderfully evocative photographs of, well, writer’s desks.”
Photo: Nicolas Cage in “Adaptation” – from post: To Be More Creative Deal With Anxiety. “Anxiety is the great silencer of the creative person.” Eric Maisel, PhD.