Between my entrepreneurship class for foreign-born women here in Sweden and listening to Stephen King’s On Writing in audiobook form on my way to and from work, I have business and writing on the brain right now. So I thought it would be a great time to share with you how I try to keep track of the big picture when I get lost in the dirt and the details of having a writing business.
The most important thing a writer can do is…write.
Seems obvious, right? But when you start adding in all of the business aspects, all of the marketing, all of the myriad other things that you must – or are told you must – do to have a successful writing career, sometimes the writing can take a backseat.
In this episode, I list what I believe are the four key elements you need to be a writer, and a longer list of all the things that are easier if you’ve decided in advance how to handle them. These are your tools.
With my ideas for tools as a jumping off point, create your own toolbox with the best tools for you. And always…keep writing, keep improving your writing, and write some more.