J. and Zach just got back from Pittsburgh and their Night of the Writing Dead writers retreat and worldbuilding summit. Today, they talk about the event, some of the takeaways for authors, and more:

  • J. expands his author services
  • An easy way to get more out of your time
  • The importance of tracking your daily activities so you can increase your productivity
  • A quick breakdown of the structure of Night of the Writing Dead
  • The key ingredients of learning: repeated exposure, work with models, and deliberate practice + why in-person events are more powerful educational tools than online courses
  • What you should consider when you’re looking for a live writing event to attend
  • How to set rules to make collaborative creative sessions work
  • The power of having multiple perspectives on a piece of creative work and the appeal of larger group collaborations
  • How meeting an online friend in person can transform your relationship
  • The many varieties of artistic wisdom and why it’s important to learn from creators in other mediums
  • Why learning to delegate is essential to building a successful author career + how Zach and J. have put this lesson into practice in their own work
  • The perils of packing light

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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