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VIDEO – The Difference Between Being an “Author” and a “Writer” – And Why It Matters

 

The Successful Writer's Mindset – Part 2

 

In this video, Jon explains why knowing the difference between being a writer and an author is vital – and which label newcomers should embrace.

 

 

 

Related:  The Successful Writer’s Mindset – Part One

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9 Responses to “VIDEO – The Difference Between Being an “Author” and a “Writer” – And Why It Matters”

  1. Sharon Tregenza

    Hi Jon,  thanks for this. I've pondered on the "writer/author" thing for years. I agree entirely with what you say. Plus — guess what? I've discovered I'm an author AND a writer.
    Sharon

  2. J.E. Rogers

    Hi Jon, Thanks so much for your insight. It is truly helpful. I am a writer/author, but I was taken aback by your example – namely, the writer you know who diligently works at the coffee shop. Here's the thing – I consider myself a writer, I have completed a book and I am working on another, while trying to learn how to get attention to the first one. But I also work! Full time! I would guess that a lot of our members haven't quit their day job. So, how do you suggest that those of us, who are still on the daily treadmill, can believe that we are spending enough of that precious commodity, time, to make a difference in our writing. How can we become a success, based on the theory that time in will equal success?  Any suggestions?
    Thanks Jon, for taking the time for all of us. J.E. Rogers

  3. Valerie Ormond

    Ji Jon,
    Loved your message and the length of the video.  I am currently working on a Writing Workshop for a local senior citizen center, and this is exactly the kind of advice I want to pass to them.  Thank you again for yet another great lesson from the CBI Clubhouse!  Valerie

  4. Robert Harris

    Thank you so much Jon, I made that mistake when I started writing. Now I just focus on telling a good story and it's working out well.
    Robert.

  5. Christine Aegean

    Wow, I get to leave my comment in color! Would love to submit a manuscript in color but I won't, being a newbie in this world! Your videos that I found on the internet is what got me to join."Seven things editors wish you knew" was the one that hooked me. I liked what you said about being and author and being a writer in this video. Glad I found you!
    C.E. Aegean  

  6. Lauriann Sayers

    Yes, the mindset is what I have to focus on.  The journey and not the, "What am I going to do with this when I am done?" will be my focus.  Thanks for the correction of my direction! :-))

  7. Mathangi

    Awesome.  I was little lost in getting my work published and not concentrating on the journey of writing 

  8. jogging Stroller Reviews

    I have completed a book and I am working on another, while trying to learn how to get attention to the first one. But I also work! Full time!
    Thanks for the tips.
    Jenny

  9. Elizabeth Varadan

    Thanks for this video, Jon.  I have things out and about on submission and have been getting a bit hung up on that. But I'm also working on a revision of another work and have a new idea on the back burner.  Your video was a timely reminder that it's really what I should be doing.  That that should be the focus.  It's true: a writer writes.  

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