Today I'm interviewed by Sarah Painter from WorriedWriter.com about definition of success, creativity, productivity and facing fear as a writer.
The corporate sponsorship for this show pays for hosting and transcription. This podcast episode is sponsored by 99 Designs, where you can get all kinds of designs for your author business including book covers, merchandising, branding and business cards, illustrations and artwork and much more. You can get a Powerpack upgrade which gives your project more chance of getting noticed by going to: 99Designs.com/joanna
Here's the notes for today's interview. You can find the original show here on WorriedWriter.com. The full transcript is further below.
In the interview, we discuss:
- On Joanna's fiction titles and her origins as a writer.
- Why it's important for every writer to decide what their own definition of success is.
- The shift from writing non-fiction to fiction and the classes and practices that helped Joanna do that.
- Why writing more and finishing projects helps us to be better writers.
- Why setting deadlines and putting constraints around writing what you want to achieve actually boost creativity and ability to produce. I also mention Kristine Rusch's book, The Pursuit of Perfection and how it harms writers. Highly recommended.
- On the possibilities in the global market and why writers should exploit rights they own in those global areas.
- How Joanna balances the two sides of her professional life. Here's the post that includes Plato's chariot.
- On continually collecting ideas for the creative pipeline and the tools that support that.
- The struggles that Joanna and other successful authors encounter, including self-doubt, and the ways to cope with that.
- Why writers need to realize that our friends and family are not necessarily our readers or our market.
- Why this era is a renaissance for creative people.
You can find Sarah and more episodes of the podcast at WorriedWriter.com