• The Successful Author Mindset

  • A Handbook for Surviving the Writer's Journey
  • By: Joanna Penn
  • Narrated by: Caroline Holroyd
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (258 ratings)

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The Successful Author Mindset

By: Joanna Penn
Narrated by: Caroline Holroyd
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Being a writer is not just about typing. It's also about surviving the rollercoaster of the creative journey.

Self-doubt, fear of failure, the need for validation, perfectionism, writer's block, comparisonitis, overwhelm, and much more. When you're going through these things, it can feel like you're alone. But actually, they are part of the creative process, and every author goes through them too.

This book collects the mindset issues that writers experience, that I have been through myself over the last nine years, and that perhaps you will experience at different times on the creative journey. Each small chapter tackles a possible issue and then offers an antidote, so that you can dip in and out over time. It includes excerpts from my own personal journals as well as quotes from well-known writers. I hope it helps you on the road to becoming a successful author.

©2016 Joanna Penn (P)2016 Joanna Penn

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Inside the boots of a successful author

Detailed outline of what common fears, worries , and issues plaguing authors. Comes with a solution guide and quotes from famous authors on their own issues with writing. A must read for new authors.

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Inspiring !

I’m definitely going to listen to this again. I thoroughly enjoy Joanna‘s work and I think that she has some really great inspiration. I think I’m going to read this again and again. I really admire that not only is she so honest but she has the courage to keep putting this work out there. Truly unique!

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very inspiring and realistic at the same time.

the author helps you to understand that becoming a successful author is a marathon and not a Sprint. in a cogent essay on what it actually takes to be successful from a myriad of sources the author guide you through what it requires of a person technically as well as spiritually and emotionally to achieve a long-term goal.

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Better

Much better than the previous book I listened to. Some useful information, and no unnaturally long pauses between every sentence.

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Remarkable book full of great advice!

I'm a big fan of Joanna's Blog, The Creative Pen. For years since I wrote my first book I've faced many problems to start and then finish my second and third books. Actually, I was on my journey to finish the third one when I experienced what some may call "writer's block", and thanks to the good advice found in this book I was able to find the real cause for my procastination and ending up finishing just in time.

I definitely recommend it. Thanks Joanna, I hope to follow your steps and create more content to share during my lifetime. Please continue with the wonderful work you do.

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Gentle, straightforward advice

No earth shattering, brand new ideas for this new writer, but I can use every piece of advice she gave to build my career as an author. Spoiler: write more and be a good person. Good book, worth reading. Narrator sounded like a big sister giving advice.

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Refreshing and uplifting

This is my second time listening to this book. The first time I wasn’t published and now I’ve come back after my first few bad reviews.

Felt like I wanted to quit writing and throw away all of my hard work. (Even though I had good reviews too) So thank you Joanna for encouraging me to keep going! I’ll probably come back to this book a lot in the future.

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