As an author, it’s important to protect your creative energy in order to produce the best book possible. Today, J. and Zach discuss the importance of setting up boundaries and barriers. You’ll discover how to protect your creative energy and more:

  • Why creating a designated workspace for your writing is an essential step for every author
  • Three ways to create this designated workspace
  • The pros and cons of writing in a coffee shop or another public location
  • How to determine the best workspace for your writing process
  • How to protect your creative energy by setting clear boundaries with loved ones + tips for helping non-writer relatives understand why those boundaries are important
  • The challenges of maintaining your boundaries
  • How to choose what you’ll sacrifice in order to make your author career successful
  • The difference between “making time” and prioritizing what matters
  • Why discipline, not inspiration, is the key to becoming a career author
  • How to train your brain to maintain a regular production schedule + the power of getting up early to get your writing time in – even if it’s only ten minutes

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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