It’s not easy to turn away from social media in this day age but what’s it costing you? Zach and J. discuss the toll our digital life can take while exploring some ways to stay healthy. You will discover how the guys have approached digital minimalism in their own life and more:

  • Some of the exciting things happening over on the Patreon
  • How to stay in the flow state when you’re working on your first draft and you run into small questions
  • What J. and Zach mean when they say “fast drafting”
  • Some of the books and TED talks that have inspired the guys to focus on digital minimalism in every area of their lives
  • Why boredom can be a powerful tool for writers and other creatives
  • Why social media isn’t necessarily the essential marketing tool you think it is + no, people really won’t notice when you’re gone
  • Who you should communicate with on social media (hint: it’s not readers)
  • Why it’s essential to build a platform you have complete control over
  • The negative impact social media can have on your mental health and the dangers of comparisonitis
  • Why success shouldn’t be defined by a dollar amount

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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