The Successful Author Mindset

  • by Joanna Penn
  • Narrated by Caroline Holroyd
  • 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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Aspiring Author

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Though I've only listened to most of it as I have nothing published yet, I fell this is a good reminder of what writer doubts can creep in.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Successful Author Mindset?

The structure.

Which character – as performed by Caroline Holroyd – was your favorite?

No characters were mentioned, but the reading was excellent.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Successful Author Mindset?

Doubting is part of the profession.

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- Mellissa Green

Mindset for an aspiring author

This book is giving me plenty of fuel for my soul, so I can continue on with the writing on my first forthcoming book on tea. I will get Joanna Penn's workbook and go through the book again.
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- Martin Lindeskog

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2017
  • Publisher: Curl Up Press