A Productive Writer’s Life

A Productive Writer’s Life

Are you the productive writer you could be? Or is making time to write a never-ending challenge because of everything else on your plate?

My writing coach client John Hudson, who is working on not one but two books, was finding it nearly impossible to consistently make the writing progress he wanted. Granted, the credit repair expert and owner of Red Phoenix Consulting has his hands full. This divorced dad is devoted to his three children, so he drives to all their ballgames no matter how far. That usually means two to three hours on the road, on top of the game, since his kids don’t live close to him. John is also committed to his clients, which makes for long days. And he’s going for his mortgage license, which has meant studying, testing and meetings galore. Still, when he stumbled on Brendon Burchard’s 5×50 productivity formula everything changed, including how much writing he was able to get done.

I had suggested that John take a look at Brendon’s Experts Academy, which I’ll talk about next week. Brendon presents ten ways to monetize your knowledge and advice, and, more importanlty, spread your message to the world. It all starts with a book. A good book. But getting that book written, and then rewritten and edited, can sometimes seem daunting if not downright impossible. That’s where being more productive comes in.

We’re not talking about cramming in more chores or knocking out more on your to-do list. Brendon’s productivity tips, based on how the world’s most successful people live, show you how to structure your day in a way that will increase your productivity by at least 30 percent and allow you to focus that all-important book that keeps getting back-burnered.

So check out Brendon’s 5 50-Minute Habits Get You 30% More Productive (and Energized) video and download his 5×50 productivity formula PDF. It could help you become such a productive writer that making your book happen becomes a no brainer.

 

It’s Gonna Get Better

It’s Gonna Get Better

What Goes Down Must Come Up – A song of hope by ionie & friends

I love this song, written by the daughter of a Bend friend of dear friends. Take hope, whether you read politics or writing into the lyrics.

Lessons from My Dogs: How to Be a Good Writer

Lessons from My Dogs: How to Be a Good Writer

Do you know how to be a good writer?

To be a good writer, you need focus. You need a unique perspective and a unique voice. You need to believe in and be yourself, and have your pages reflect that no matter what anyone else says. You need to be brave, but you also need to know when to retrench and let others help you. And yes, you need tenacity.

Can an English Cocker Spaniel teach you how to do all that?

He can if his name is Dashiell, short for Dashiell Hammett, the author, screenwriter and activist who according Richard Laymen, author of Shadow Man: The Life of Dashiell Hammett, “is now widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time”. Continue Reading

Yet Another 2016 Writing Success Story

Yet Another 2016 Writing Success Story

A writing success always requires the rewriting of one’s initial drafts. This new true crime story, written by one of my writing coach clients, is a great example of that.

When retired lawyer and former police officer J. Andre Boles had me critique his nonfiction manuscript about the murder of one of Reno’s most liked and respected police officers, I wrote: Continue Reading

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2017! Here’s to a year of inspiration and productivity, and to putting your bucket list and your priorities ahead of your inbox. And here’s to approaching your writing with the same curiosity, excitement, joy and resilience as a panda discovering a snowman. Cheers, Linden Continue Reading

Social Media for Authors – From Novice to Bestselling Writer

Social Media for Authors – From Novice to Bestselling Writer

Social media for authors was the last thing on attorney Barbara Hinske’s mind when she started writing her first book. She actually self-published the novel under her maiden name so if it bombed she wouldn’t be embarrassed for life. When the novel started to get some positive acclaim, she decided to promote it via social media… Continue Reading

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