Many creatives suffer periods of ‘block,' but there are ways to get through. Today I talk to K.M.Weiland about the different kinds of writer's block and how to deal with them.
In the intro, I talk about the crackdown on discount ebook promotional sites as Pixel of Ink announces its shutdown. Plus, the Author Mindset book is now on pre-order, and I'll be speaking at the Digital Commerce Summit in Denver, Colorado – 13/14 Oct, 2016, so if you want to make a living online, this will be a great chance to hear top speakers.
I'll also be doing a Facebook Live Q&A on Sun 26 June at 3pm US Eastern / 8pm UK, so come along and ask me anything! Click here for the Facebook event.
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K.M.Weiland is an award-winning and bestselling historical and speculative fiction author. She also writes non-fiction and runs the popular site, HelpingWritersBecomeAuthors.
- The difference between a writer and an author.
- Finding the right questions to ask in order to unravel writer's block.
- The different levels of writer's block.
- Practical ways first-time authors can deal with writer's block.
- The pressure to be perfect and how that can affect writers.
- Why passion and discipline matter more than talent, and why honesty works to unblock experienced writers.
- The value in taking a break, and the danger in abandoning a project mid-way through.
- Protecting our creative side from the business side of the indie author life.
- Is it possible to find balance between these two sides of an author's life?
- The one strategy that helps Katie with blocks she encounters.
- Tips for getting inspired – the antidote to writer's block – including getting into ‘the dream zone'.
- Ideas about longevity in a creative career.
You can find K.M.Weiland at her site, HelpingWritersBecomeAuthors.