How to Efficiently Work From Home

With many people forced to stay indoors as we fight through the COVID-19 pandemic, many writers are finding themselves with more time to write. Some are even getting to write full-time as their day jobs temporarily shut down.

Writing full-time and working at home possesses many challenges that people don’t think about. Today, Zach and J. talk about some of those challenges and give tips on how you can avoid the pitfalls of time mismanagement and distraction.

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.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why a dedicated space is important
  • What rituals Zach and J. find sacred for productivity
  • How the right music can fuel creativity
  • Why scheduling tasks is crucial
  • How to avoid procrastination and distraction
  • Why communication is key

Also in this episode, learn a few ways you can work out from home with little to no equipment.

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