Writing might be simple, but it's not easy and if you want longevity as a creative, you have to look after yourself. In today's show, I discuss self-care for authors with Ellen Bard.
In the intro, I talk about the importance of considering your genre from the perspective of readers (article and graph I mentioned here). Plus, how the indie-published, hardback Freedom Journal made $450,000 on launch – check out the interview here.
Thanks to all show listeners as we've ticked over 1 million downloads which is awesome! I also mention my own mindset changes and the documentary on Tony Robbins: I am not your guru, available on Netflix.
Ellen Bard is a work psychologist, business consultant, paranormal romance author, travel writer and digital nomad.
- How Ellen manages her creative life while living the life of a digital nomad.
- The balance between structure and flexibility.
- The use of the Pomodoro method to keep production on track.
- The different ways “Morning Pages” can benefit writers, and different ways to do them.
- On self-care, what it means, and how writing aids well-being.
- How health issue can be a wake-up call for writers.
- Ways that indie authors can show themselves compassion, including suggestions for taking care of our physical, emotional and mental well-being.
- Reframing the negative voice in our heads.
- Reviewing our journal writing and different lessons that come from this.
- How backing up computer systems works for this digital nomad.
- The personality characteristics required to be a digital nomad
You can find Ellen at www.EllenBard.com/penn, a special landing page with extra resources for listeners to the show. Ellen's also on Twitter @ellenbard