Every well-known author has a “brand”. Think of Dr. Seuss, J.K. Rowling, Judy Blume, John Green. When you see their names and their books, you get a sense of what’s important to them and how they see the world.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”–Aristotle
What personal habits are keeping us (writers) from reaching our writing goals? Cluttered workspace? Unclear goals? Perfectionism? Taking on too many projects at one time? Disorganization? Lack of discipline?
Many of us have taken time management classes in an attempt to get more out of our days. However, sometime we don’t realize that writing and managing a writing career takes different types of time: actual writing time, time spent marketing, time spent communicating with clients (editors and others), time
We all know about survival guides. There are guides to surviving in the wilderness. (I’d rather not, thank you.) There are guides to surviving parenthood, divorce, the death of a loved one, job loss, and just about every other conceivable situation.
Successful authors have done one single, simple thing that has helped them vault to success. In this video, Jon tells you exactly what it is!
Jon's here with some tips on how to view the world in a way that will make you a better and more successful writer.
Jon checks in with some ideas about how to bypass a huge pothole that often engulfs writing careers.
Having trouble getting motivated? Stuck for new ideas? Feeling uninspired? We've got the solution!
Unlock Your Creativity is filled with practical advice that will get your creative engine humming. And we want you to have it — absolutely free!
No doubt about it; writers have it hard. We work like a mule to craft a wonderful book, send it out, then wait to hear back from the editor. We may start to feel persecuted because so many things in this crazy industry are out of
Let's continue our series of quick videos about developing a success-oriented mindset with a chat about the way successful writers approach their careers. The key: avoiding the "all or nothing" syndrome.
In this video, Jon explains why knowing the difference between being a writer and an author is vital – and which label newcomers should embrace.
Lisa McCourt’s books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide, and her picture book I Love You Stinky Face is being made into a major motion picture. She sat down with Laura to discuss her creative approach, and her quest to become “The Next Top Spiritual Author”
Your first step as a writer, before you ever type those first words of your manuscript, is to discover what you love. Only then can you begin incorporating that passion into a book idea. So how will you find your passion? Read. I know this sounds almost too simple to work, but reading children’s books is one