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#5 Investments That Made the Difference in My Writing Career

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I am totally in love with Jeff Goins and I love his webpage http://goinswriter.com/

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Source: http://goinswriter.com/writing-investments/

If you think all you need to do to succeed as a writer is practice writing, you are fooling yourself. Writing all the time is exhausting. It depletes your creative reserves and requires them to be full again before you can produce more work. So how do you replenish, then? You have to invest in yourself.

It wasn’t until I invested in my growth that I started to see measurable success with my writing. Now I don’t believe you need to “spend money to make money.” Nor do I think you should go into debt to pursue a dream. But I do believe the craft of writing is worth whatever resources you have to invest. If you don’t invest in your growth, who will?

Looking back, there are five investments I made (and continue to make) that have meant the difference between starving and thriving, and I hope they help you, too.

Investment #1: Get a Coach

Successful people do not succeed alone. They get help.

While working a day job, I found a group coaching opportunity I knew would help me, so I asked my boss to pay for it. He said yes. This program was where I first called myself a writer.

Today, I consider coaches essential to the work that I do – ranging from informal mentors to biweekly counseling sessions. Some of these people are paid, some are not. The point is that I have finally let go of my ego and asked for help and guidance in areas where I am less experienced. Without the insight and perspective of these guides, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Coaching opportunities can take many forms, from small groups to one-on-one sessions with an industry expert. The challenge, then, is to begin. Here’s how to get started:

Action step: Find an opportunity that can help you get where you want to be. This should be more than an infrequent meal with a mentor, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a formal coaching opportunity, either.

It does need to include time with a trusted expert who has succeeded in ways that you have not.

If it costs money, find a way to pay for it. Some coaching arrangements may even overlap with the responsibilities you currently have at your day job, which means your organization may likely support you or even pay for it completely.

If you can’t afford it, find a more cost-effective or free alternative. Be sure to ask about scholarships and possibly trading services in exchange for some coaching.

And of course, there’s always the option to find a mentor who is willing to invest in you for free. Be sure to follow my 10-step process for approaching influencers and getting them to invest in you.

Investment #2: Take Smart People Out to Lunch

Successful people spend time with people who are smarter than them.

I learned this from Dan Miller who taught me that if you’re the smartest person in the room, then it’s time to find a new room.

When I was first getting started as a writer, I didn’t have much money. But I knew it was rude to ask an influencer out to lunch to pick their brain and not offer to buy their meal. So I set aside a few bucks once or twice a month and started asking people to coffee.

What surprised me when I started doing this was how many said yes, and how some even tried to pay. What I learned was this: it’s not paying for their meal that impresses an influencer; it’s offering in the first place.

I am not exaggerating when I say that my first book deal began with buying someone coffee. It sounds simple because it is, and because in the very noisy world we live in today, we’ve forgotten that human connection is always going to get you further than writing the perfect email asking someone to share your stuff.

Action step: If you want to pick someone’s brain, don’t start there. Instead, offer to buy their lunch or at least a cup of coffee and ask a few questions about the choices they’ve made and why.

Here’s one question that always works to honor the person in front of you and get the conversation going:

“What’s one thing you would do differently if you had to start over today?”

If you don’t live near the people you want to connect with, no worries. Start by showing up in the comments of their blog or find them on Twitter.

Get familiar with their message and make yourself available to serve in some way. Doing favors for people is the best networking there is.

Investment #3: Study the Work of Other Writers

Successful people are students of success. They study what others have done and pattern their own success after the masters who have come before them.

When I started out as a writer, I knew I didn’t know what I didn’t know, so I figured the best place to start was to learn about the lives and practices of other writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs.

It was Josh Kaufman who taught me that one of the best, most cost-effective investments you can ever make in your success is books. His Personal MBA book list consists of 99 business books that, yes, might cost a few hundred dollars—but that’s $100,000 cheaper than getting an actual MBA. And let’s not forget that compiling that list helped Josh secure his own book deal with a major publisher.

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#43 trucos para escritores independientes que no puedes dejar escapar

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Fuente: http://ebookhermanos.com/los-mejores-trucos-para-escritor-independiente/

Trucos que todo escritor independiente debe conocer: al sentarse a escribir

#1. Crea un esqueleto de contenido con el que delimitar tu ebook y que no se convierta en el la Historia Interminable. Si es ficción, especifica cuántos capítulos tendrá y qué va a contener cada capítulo. Ten claro el capítulo final, sobre todo. En no ficción, enumera los temas que quieras tratar y evita cubrirlo todo. Es imposible contar todo lo que sabes en un único libro.

#2. Una vez elegido el tema y los “palos” que vas a tocar, no dejes nada fuera. Que el lector tenga la sensación de que ha comprado un paquete cerrado, lo cual no cierra las puertas a posibles continuaciones en ficción o de expansión de puntos concretos en no ficción.

#3. Dedícale un tiempo fijo cada día a tu ebook, al menos cinco días a la semana. Escribe aunque sea un párrafo o una frase, pero escribe. La disciplina es la mejor manera de llegar a la meta.

#4. No escribas nunca JAMÁS un libro más largo que TODO lo que has escrito en tu vida hasta este momento. Ser demasiado ambicioso hará que te desanimes ante el proyecto que tienes delante.

#5. Escucha las ideas de los demás, pero no dejes que influencien tu libro por completo. Solo tú sabes qué quieres contar en él.

#6. Escribe primero, corrige después. Las ideas son frágiles y si te dedicas a corregir faltas mientras escribes, perderás ese “trance” que experimentamos todos los escritores independientes.

#7. Llévate un cuaderno de notas siempre encima o una app en el móvil. Nunca sabes dónde te va a encontrar la inspiración.

#8. Uno de mis trucos favoritos para escritores independientes: presta atención a las ideas que se te ocurran en la ducha. Te sorprenderás de lo original que puedes ser en esta situación.

#9. El tiempo que dediques cada día a escribir enfócate solo en eso y evita las distracciones. Pon el móvil en silencio, desconecta de las redes sociales y pide que no te interrumpan en tu casa.

Trucos que todo escritor independiente debe conocer: las correcciones 

#10. Copia tu archivo original y guárdalo en un lugar seguro. Utiliza la copia para realizar las correcciones ortográficas y gramaticales además de hacer modificaciones.

#11. Haz al menos dos lecturas de tu ebook, haciendo los cambios necesarios.

#12. Si puedes, contrata a un corrector profesional. La alternativa barata es enviarle el libro en formato digital a personas en las que confíes, sobre todo por sus conocimientos ortográficos y gramaticales.

#13. Cuando te devuelvan el archivo corregido, integra los cambios en el tuyo para centralizarlos en un único sitio.

#14. En mi caso y en este punto, suelo utilizar este truco para escritores independientes: buscar y reemplazar en Microsoft Word.

#15. Busca y reemplaza los dobles y triples espacios sustituyéndolos por un único espacio.

#16. Busca y reemplaza los guiones que inicien una conversación por los correctos “—”. No valen ni “-“, ni “–“.

#17. Busca y reemplaza los números en cifras por sus correspondientes palabras cuando escribas ficción.

#18. Busca y reemplaza los dobles puntos “..” por el punto único “.”.

Trucos que todo escritor independiente debe conocer: el formato

#19. Utiliza Word para escribir tu libro y guárdalo en formato .doc. Es el que aceptan tanto a la hora de publicar en Amazon como de publicar en Smashwords o iBooks.

#20. Tu libro puede verse bien en tu ordenador con el Word abierto, pero eso no significa que vaya a visualizarse correctamente en un smartphone. Tendrás que olvidarte de varias cosas.

#21. Olvídate de darle al intro para que el siguiente capítulo salte de página. Utiliza en vez de eso la opción Insertar > Salto de página.

#22. Quita los números de página.

#23. Suprime los encabezados y pies de página.

#24. Inserta imágenes centradas, dejando el texto arriba y abajo.

#25. Si tienes muchas imágenes, comprímelas con TinyPNG. El peso total de tu ebook no debe superar los 10MB.

#26. Si no consigues superar los filtros de calidad de Smashwords y Amazon, utiliza el método nuclear de formateo.

Trucos que todo escritor independiente debe conocer: la portada

#27. Este es el único truco para escritores indie que tengo para la portada: si no tienes habilidades de dibujo gráfico contrata a un profesional. Serán los mejores euros invertidos en la autopublicación de tu ebook. En Ebook Hermanos ofrecemos uno económico y profesional por 97 euros.

Trucos que todo escritor independiente debe conocer: la distribución del ebook

#28. Si solo quieres publicar tu ebook en Amazon, acógete a las ventajas de Kindle KDP Select como programa exclusivo.

#29. Si tu objetivo es la divulgación, distribuye tu libro en iBooks, Amazon y Smashwords. Con estas librerías online tienes el 95% (o más) de todo el público potencial cubierto.

#30. No pierdas el tiempo publicando tu ebook en Google Play Books salvo que tengas una verdadera y excelente razón.

#31. Este es, probablemente, el mejor truco para escritores independientes de todos los que vamos a ver. Coloca tu ebook en pedido anticipado o preventa. Con ese tiempo extra, podrás realizar la promoción de tu libro y situarte en la lista de más vendidos. Puedes probar las estrategias de marketing que quieras, pero que no te falte la venta anticipada.

#32. Puedes cambiar la fecha de lanzamiento, siempre y cuando no queden menos de 3 o 4 días desde la fecha original. Hacerlo puede traerte problemas.

#33. Puedes cambiar el precio de lanzamiento, subirlo o bajarlo. Los que hayan reservado tu ebook recibirán una notificación para aceptar o rechazar el cambio, así que ten cuidado.

#34. El día del lanzamiento, se cobrará el precio de tu ebook a todos los usuarios que lo hayan reservado. Ni antes ni después.

#35. Al escoger una fecha de lanzamiento, utiliza un calendario para saber si es un día festivo. Si habrá un evento importante (final de Champions, por ejemplo). Que sea mejor entre un martes y un jueves laborables porque el lunes la gente está empezando la semana y el viernes todos piensan en el fin de semana. Evita épocas como las navidades, la cuesta de enero o el mes de agosto. Necesitas que tu ebook tenga el máximo impacto posible y cosas como estas pueden echar a perder el lanzamiento.

#36. A la hora de elegir el precio adecuado para tu ebook, utiliza este truco: Amazon no te permite poner tu ebook gratis si no estás en el programa KDP Select que hemos mencionado antes. Pero sí igualará cualquier oferta que vea en otras librerías por lo que puedes poner tu ebook gratis en iBooks que Amazon lo pondrá al mismo precio.

Trucos que todo escritor independiente debe conocer: promoción y marketing

#37. El marketing más barato que puedes conseguir es mediante la venta anticipada. Todas las reservas que se realicen durante ese tiempo cuentan como venta el día de lanzamiento, catapultando tu ebook a las listas de más vendidos.

#38. No pagues por publicidad, pero si lo haces, elige una red social donde esté tu audiencia. La más rentable suele ser Facebook.

#39. Hay otras muchas tácticas de marketing editorial para escritores independientes que puedes emplear para promocionar tu ebook.

#40. No hay soluciones mágicas a la promoción de ebooks. Desconfía de quien prometa mucho por “poco” dinero. Hay mucho pirata por ahí suelto.

#41. Que escribas y publiques un ebook no significa que todo deba ser digital. Organiza una presentación física de tu libro, donde podrás conocer a otras personas que estén interesadas en tu temática y entregarles tarjetas, descuentos, firmas de carátulas de tu libro, etc.

#42. En la misma línea y si tu ebook es de no ficción, organiza una sesión informativa sobre tu temática en la biblioteca de tu barrio.

#43. El más importante de todos, ¡disfruta al recorrer el camino! Muchas veces nos obcecamos con conseguir nuestros objetivos y nos olvidamos de que el camino también es la recompensa.

#7 Things Professional Writers Know That Amateurs Don’t

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I Just loved this post written by Jeff Goins

Source: http://goinswriter.com/professional-writers/

For most of my twenties, I jumped from one dream to the next. But through it all, I secretly wanted to be a writer. I watched friends bridge the gap between amateur and professional, and I wished I could be them.

Because I was envious of my friends’ writing success, I would try whatever it was they were doing that I thought made them successful. But the problem was I didn’t know what I was doing.

One writer I knew had a satire blog, so I tried writing satire. It didn’t work out; I just came off sounding mean. Another wrote about popular events from a faith-based perspective, so I tried that. That also failed. In fact, I made just about every possible rookie mistake.

What was I missing?

Turns out, I was still acting the amateur, thinking success as a writer was about finding the right idea or a big break. But the truth is that success in any field is more about commitment to a process than it is about finding one magic trick that will make it all come together.

Sure, there are ways to expedite the process, but it is still a process. And for me, I didn’t start to succeed as a writer until I began shifting my attention away from the results. When I began to mimic the process of professionals instead of just chasing their success, that’s when I started to see real results.

If you want to be a pro, you’re going to have to break this terrible amateur habit of looking at what people have without paying attention to what they did to get it. Chasing the results without understanding the process will lead to short-lived success, if not outright failure.

A friend of mine, a hugely successful musician on his own terms, advises anyone who aspires to his success, “Don’t do what I do. Think like I think.”

How do you do this, exactly? Well, there are seven things I’ve discovered that professional writers do that amateurs don’t.

1. Amateurs wait for clarity. Pros take action.

You have to know what you are before you can figure out what you want to do.

Self-awareness is an important part of life, and it’s especially important for writers. Because so much of what you create is tied to who you are, you have to get clear on your identity. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about this.

You have to care about legacy more than ego.
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In my case, I spent too long waiting for someone to call me a writer before I was willing to act like one. Now I’ve learned that clarity comes with action. We must perform our way into professionalism. We must first call ourselves what we want to become, and then get to the work of mastery.

This is where your voice comes from – your confidence in what you are, and your commitment to acting on that knowledge.

2. Amateurs want to arrive. Pros want to get better.

You have to become a student long before you get to be a master.

“We are all apprentices in a craft no one masters,” Hemingway once said. Great writers understand and appreciate this. In order to get good, you have to submit yourself to the teaching of those who have gone before you. You have to study their work and emulate their techniques until you begin to find a style of your own.

For the longest time, I just wanted to be recognized for my genius. It wasn’t until I started putting myself around teachers and around the teaching of true masters that I realized how little I knew and how much I still had to grow as a writer.

Hemingway did this, too—it wasn’t until he spent a few years at the feet of Gertrude Stein and Sherwood Anderson in Paris that he grew from a good writer into a masterful one.

If you don’t do this, you delude yourself into thinking you’re better than you really are, which is the fastest route to failure and anonymity.

3. Amateurs practice as much as they have to. Pros never stop.

You have to practice even, maybe especially, when it hurts.

It’s not enough to show up and write every day. You have to keep challenging yourself, keep pushing yourself beyond your limits. This is how we grow.

I used to write a few hours on a random Saturday every third week of the month. I never got better, and I couldn’t understand why. Then I started writing 500 words a day for as little as twenty to thirty minutes per day. Within a year, I had found my voice.

You have to know what you are before you can figure out what you want to do.
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Frequency trumps quantity. It’s better to write a little every day than a lot once in a while. John Grisham knew this, too: he wrote his first novel in small pieces, during the only free hour he had before work every morning. By the time he was done, three years later, he’d created a new genre: the legal thriller.

What if he’d decided it was too painful to get up to write at 5:00am every day? What if he’d given into the overwhelming feeling of writing a novel on top of 70-hour work weeks? What if you decide the same?

4. Amateurs leap for their dreams. Pros build a bridge.

You have to build a bridge, not take a leap.

It’s not about the giant leaps of faith or big breaks that make a writer. It’s the daily practice. I recently spoke with a best-selling author who has sold tens of millions of books. Do you know when his career started to really take off? It was when he wrote his 125th book at age 45.

You have to put the time in, but it’s more of a marathon than a sprint. I took a leap every time I started a new blog. I did this eight times, every time I had a new idea. But none of those blogs stuck until I decided to stick with one, which happens to be the blog you’re reading today.

What’s the thing that really needs to “stick”? It’s not the idea. It’s the writer.

5. Amateurs fear failure. Pros crave it.

You have to fail your way to success.

What professionals know that the rest of us don’t appreciate is that failure can teach you more than success ever will. Failure is feedback, and truly successful people use it to move forward in their careers.

I used to think my failures prohibited me from success, that every time I failed I had to go back to square one. Now I know that failure is the only way you get to success and that each my failures has taught me something I wouldn’t have been able to move forward without.

Thomas Edison, in his efforts to invent a working light bulb, once said, “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” How many times are you willing to get it wrong?

6. Amateurs build a skill. Pros build a portfolio.

You must master more than one skill.

This doesn’t mean you have to be a jack of all trades, but you must become a master of some. All the professional writers I know are good at more than one thing. One is a great publicist. Another is really smart at leadership. Another is a fantastic speaker.

Being a writer doesn’t mean that you just write for eight hours a day – at least not for most professionals. It means you will spend your time getting your message out there through a variety of channels and mediums, or that you’ll write for part of the day and master something else with the rest of your time.

Either way, you must develop your own portfolio.

Failure is feedback, and truly successful people use it to move forward in their careers.
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For me, my portfolio consists of writing, marketing, and business. But for a long time I just waited for people to think I was a good enough writer, expecting the money to follow that one skill. It doesn’t always work like that.

I recently spoke with a creative professional in New York who makes a living as both a fine artist and a photographer. He knows, as all professionals do, that all our skills complement each other and, frankly, relieve us from putting too much pressure on ourselves to be the world’s best at any one thing.

7. Amateurs want to be noticed. Pros want to be remembered.

You have to care about legacy more than ego.

The best writers I know, the ones whose work reaches a lot of people and truly matters, aren’t just thinking about the quick win – the big book deal, the next speaking gig, the best seller list. They’re thinking about the long game, about what they want to write that might endure for the next 100 years.

The amateur is concerned with the big break, whereas the pro is more focused on delaying immediate gratification in exchange for long-term success.

When I began writing, all I cared about was my byline, whether or not people recognized me as successful or famous or important. Now, I understand that on the other end of the computer screen or book, there is a person’s whose life I want to impact.

When people started asking me how I became a professional writer, how I chased a dream and got the rare opportunity to do it for a living, at first I didn’t know how to answer them. So I rattled off some cliches – “I just got a vision and went after it” – but over time, I realized that wasn’t true. Looking back, I realize it was this process, these seven habits, that really made my career.

And these are things that I continue to practice today. They’re disciplines that you keep doing that allow you to keep succeeding. And if you don’t do them, you’re really just rolling the dice.

So if you want to be a professional at any craft, especially writing, I’d highly encourage you to start applying these habits today. And if you want help mastering them, I’ve got a great opportunity for you.

In The Art of Work Course, I share how you can bridge the gap between amateur and professional in seven practical steps.

So if you want to stop thinking about what it’s like to be a professional writer — or an artist or an entrepreneur or whatever it is you aspire to be — then join us. There are only a few more days left to sign up, and if you do so before July 6, you’ll get 10 free copies of The Art of Work to share with friends and a $30 discount off the price of the course.

#Los 9 puntos imprescindibles de la formación del escritor

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Fuente: https://www.sinjania.com/formacion-del-escritor/

¿Cuál debe ser la formación del escritor?

Con mucha frecuencia nos llegan correos de personas que desean dedicarse a la escritura. Quieren saber qué deben conocer, cuáles son los ámbitos en los que deben formarse para emprender una carrera de escritor.

No es una pregunta baladí. Tal vez tú mismo te la hayas planteado en alguna ocasión si acaricias la idea de dedicarte a la escritura.

Vivimos en un entorno cambiante y muy exigente que pide de nosotros multidisciplinaridad a la par que formación continua. Y esa realidad afecta a todas las profesiones, también a la de escritor.

Por cierto, si escribes relatos y quieres mejorar tus técnicas, pásate por aquí.

Hoy día, si quieres ser escritor, precisas de una serie de conocimientos que superan lo meramente literario para incluir también rudimentos de programación, marketing y edición.

Vamos a ver qué formación necesitas saber si quieres ser escritor en el siglo XXI.

1. Literatura

Para ser escritor hoy necesitas, como siempre, amplios conocimientos sobre literatura. Deberías leer a los clásicos y los libros más representativos de las diferentes corrientes literarias. También los libros más señalados de las diferentes lenguaas y culturas.

Pero también tienes que estar al día de las nuevas tendencias y corrientes, de los escritores más reconocidos del momento y de las opiniones de la crítica literaria.

Para ser un buen escritor tienes que ser un lector voraz.

2. Escritura

Como escritor debes conocer las diferentes técnicas y recursos literarios con los que puedes experimentar en sus textos.

A adquirir este conocimiento te ayudarán tanto los cursos de escritura en los que puedas participar como el amplio conocimiento de la literatura universal al que llegarás gracias a la lectura.

Conocer qué técnicas se han usado y cómo te permitirá experimentar con tu propia escritura, haciéndola más compleja, personal y original.

3. Ortografía y gramática

Pudiera parecer que es innecesario advertir sobre la necesidad de que un escritor domine la ortografía y la gramática. Por desgracia no es así, a pesar de que en España la educación es obligatoria al menos hasta los dieciséis años y a la mayoría se nos suponen estos conocimientos.

Sin embargo, muchos escritores cometen en sus textos importantes faltas de ortografía y fallos gramaticales.

Si te vas a dedicar a la escritura, pégale un repaso al libro de Lengua, consulta tus dudas (tienes la web de la RAE para resolverlas de manera fácil e instantánea) y, una vez más, lee mucho.

4. Marketing

El marketing es hoy día un conocimiento básico.

Ya sea que te decantes por la cada vez más popular autopublicación o bien por la edición tradicional vas a tener que aprender marketing.

El marketing te ayudará a promocionar tus libros y aumentar tus ventas. Pero también te ayudará a promocionarte a ti mismo y ampliar tus oportunidades profesionales.

Para una completa formación del escritor es necesario saber vender y para ello necesitas aprender a desarrollar y ejecutar un plan de marketing desde cero.

5. Edición

Otra cosa importante para la formación del escritor es conocer los rudimentos del mundo editorial.

Muchos escritores no saben en qué se diferencia la edición tradicional, de la coedición y de la autoedición. Y esto es así porque apenas saben nada del proceso editorial y de las tareas que implica.

Este sin embargo es un conocimiento fundamental. Si vas a ponerte en manos de una editorial te permitirá saber qué puedes esperar y qué no, evitando abusos y falsas expectativas.

Si, por el contrario, piensas asumir tú mismo las tareas de edición de tus libros, deberás saber cuáles son y cómo llevarlas a cabo con solvencia.

6. Diseño

Si te decantas por la autopublicación, una tendencia cada vez más en boga entre los escritores, tienes que tener conocimientos de diseño, tanto de interiores como de portadas.

Si tú mismo vas a ocuparte del diseño de tu libro deberás tener conocimientos avanzados de maquetación: disposición de los diferentes elementos de la página (texto, imágenes, títulos, notas, etc.), viudas y huérfanas, composición, tipografía, etc.

Si te vas a ocupar del diseño de la portada también deberás dominar la composición, la tipografía, la técnica del color, etc.

En ambos casos deberás aprender a usar los equipos y softwares necesarios para realizar correctamente el trabajo.

Si prefieres delegar este trabajo delicado y contratar a un profesional que lo haga en tu lugar, también necesitarás tener unos mínimos conocimientos de diseño que te permitan comunicarte con el profesional elegido y evaluar su trabajo.

7. Libro electrónico

De nuevo, si vas a ser tú quien se encargue de convertir a formato electrónico tus obras, debes aprender todo lo necesario para hacer un buen trabajo. Desde el uso de programas profesionales, pasando por código HTML y CSS o cómo crear una tabla de contenidos (TOC)

8. Blogging

Si te vas a dedicar en serio a la escritura hoy día tienes que tener, sí o sí, una página web de escritor. Tu web actuará no solo como tarjeta de visita, sino que será el centro de tus campañas de marketing y una poderosa herramienta para aumentar tu visibilidad.

Por consiguiente, tienes que saber todo lo necesario para el mantenimiento de una web (gestión de dominios y alojamientos, redirecciones, instalación de plantillas y plugins), para su posicionamiento (SEO) y para su actualización (calendario de publicaciones, curación de contenidos).

9. Emprendimiento

En una buena formación del escritor no pueden faltar aquellos conocimientos y capacidades ligadas habitualmente al emprendimiento. Recuerda que, hoy día, si vendes libros eres también un empresario y como tal tienes que tener conocimientos básicos de contabilidad, gestión del tiempo, gestión de equipos (en el caso de que contrates a profesionales que te ayuden en las diferentes etapas de preparación de un libro), marketing, etc.

Pero también debes desarrollar las actitud de un empesario: estar dispuesto a invertir, marcar un precio justo para los libros que pones en el mercado, asegurarte de que la calidad de los mismos es la adecuada o, por qué no, tratar de obtener beneficios.

Son muchas cosas, pero no te asustes. Una formación del escritor integral no se consigue de un día para otro.

Lo importante es que tengas claro en qué áreas necesitas mejorar y tratar de adquirir esos conocimientos poco a poco. Debes desarrollar una mentalidad orientada hacia la búsqueda permanente, más que al dominio de una simple lista de técnicas. Aprender y mejorar deben ser para ti objetivos inamovibles.

¿Te interesa la formación del escritor? ¿Quieres mejorar la tuya? Pues únete a nuestra comunidad. Solo tienes que dejar justo debajo tu correo electrónico para recibir todas las semanas en tu bandeja de entrada consejos, recursos y técnicas que te ayudarán a ser mejor escritor en todos los aspectos.

#No existe (casi) tal cosa como bloqueo de escritor. Si es que lo hay, esto te curará

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En este artículo de Micah Solomon, There’s (Almost) No Such Thing as Writer’s Block. If There is, This’ll Cure Ya.  publicado en: http://blog.bookbaby.com/2016/06/theres-no-such-thing-as-writers-block/  nos habla sobre el terrible bloqueo de escritor y qué técnicas podemos utilizar para erradicarlo.

Not long ago, the concept of writer’s block didn’t even exist. But once the term was created in 1947 by psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler, those of us who write glommed on to it like nobody’s business.

Before I go any further, I want to be clear: Serious psychological issues can make it very difficult to write, and I don’t mean to trivialize these (nor am I qualified to address them). Sadness, fatigue, physical pain, and substance abuse can get in the way of being able to write, and this post won’t address these either. Finally, when parts of a writer’s life are in deep disarray, it can be hard to compartmentalize writing and get down to business as an author, and I certainly don’t have a complete solution for this, either. But if your blockage problem is less deep-seated, this advice might help you kick your writer’s block out of the way.

Let me put it this way.

You don’t get “eater’s block.” You’re either hungry enough to eat or you’re not.

You don’t get “pushups block.” You’re either motivated to drop and give yourself twenty or you’re not.

You don’t get “mopper’s block.” Either mopping the kitchen is worth doing now or it’s not, and if it’s not, you’re consciously choosing to do something else with your time.

Which brings me to the thing about writer’s block. To the extent that the phenomenon even exists, it’s a highly unhelpful concept for those of us who are authors.

Not too many years ago, the concept of writer’s block didn’t even exist, at least not exactly. But once the term was created in 1947 by psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler, and the concept popularized, those of us who write – or need a reason not to – glommed on to it like nobody’s business.

No longer were we lazy, unmotivated, fearful, etc. We were “blocked.”

I think the secret to overcoming writer’s block is to look at what the blockage really means, in plain, unromantic language. And what it really means is probably one of the following:

“I don’t have a deadline for this particular writing project so I am not going to work on it right now.”

“I’m scared of writing so I’m not going to write right now.”

“I’m feeling lazy, so I’m not going to write right now.”

“That marble pound cake in the pantry is calling to me, so I’m not going to write right now.”

And so forth.

All of which are sort of valid excuses. But you should call them what they are.

Sometimes writing is a glorious, effortless gift from the muse. Sometimes it’s like doing squats, something you have to get through if you want some sort of result. You don’t get to choose which form writing is going to take at which time. You do, however, get to choose how to react when the writing feels like a painful physical workout. You can say “oh, I’ve got writer’s block” and give up. Or you can realize that nobody enjoys doing squats, or writing that feels like squats, and most of all, nobody enjoys starting to do squats. Since that’s the case, and since you won’t be able to get to the next glorious Continúa leyendo #No existe (casi) tal cosa como bloqueo de escritor. Si es que lo hay, esto te curará