Sharpening the Saw: Doing the Things We Hate Doing

As career authors or even part-time writers, we all have to do things we hate. In a perfect world, authors could sit in a cabin in the woods, happily slapping the typewriter without a care or concern. But that’s not reality, and with the exception of a few authors, it’s never been how the industry works.

“Sharpening the saw” is an important routine in any writer’s life. Or it should be. Like a craftsman, sometimes you have to stop working and maintain the tools that allow you to create whether those are analog or digital. Join the fellas as they discuss some of those pesky tasks that need to be done with suggestions on how to make it just a little less painful.

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 you can’t neglect your digital files
  • The consequences of ignoring your email list
  • The less-painful approach to creating book links
  • Why you need to keep track of your author bio
  • Why even social media accounts need a little attention every now and then

Also, J. recommends Athletic Greens as a replacement for green juices and supplements. 

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