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The Successful Author Mindset Audiobook

The Successful Author Mindset: A Handbook for Surviving the Writer's Journey

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Publisher's Summary

Being a writer is not just about typing. It's also about surviving the rollercoaster of the creative journey.

Self-doubt, fear of failure, the need for validation, perfectionism, writer's block, comparisonitis, overwhelm, and much more. When you're going through these things, it can feel like you're alone. But actually, they are part of the creative process, and every author goes through them too.

This book collects the mindset issues that writers experience, that I have been through myself over the last nine years, and that perhaps you will experience at different times on the creative journey. Each small chapter tackles a possible issue and then offers an antidote, so that you can dip in and out over time. It includes excerpts from my own personal journals as well as quotes from well-known writers. I hope it helps you on the road to becoming a successful author.

©2016 Joanna Penn (P)2016 Joanna Penn

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    Emily 16/06/2017
    Emily 16/06/2017
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    "Issues?"

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    This self help book gives advice on issues ranging from mental states while writing to writers block and how to work through it to insecurity and inferiority complexes. It helps on almost every issue conceivable to an author, new or old, and really gives you a confidence boost.

    The narrator was also pretty good with a smooth voice and an easy narrating style.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Rhianna Walker
    Northwestern US
    27/06/17
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    "Any genre, any writing goal, be successful!"

    I've been writing for fun in some form or another since I was able to hold a writing implement. Having toyed with the idea of taking my dabblings to the next level—publishing—and having many published author friends whom I felt might enjoy it, I thought I'd give this a listen.

    Not only is this a great book for aspiring authors, it's a fantastic resource for indies, mid-listers, and anyone who wants to take their writing career farther. One of the points Penn makes that I found particularly wonderful is that everyone defines their own success. She then gives you keys to how to reach farther and go bigger while providing anecdotal experiences from her own writing journey.

    Whatever your genre, whatever your goals, whatever your location on the writer's journey, you are sure to find at least one useful suggestion for getting the right mindset. I chose to enjoy it as an audiobook and really found the narrator to be engaging and charming, she did a fantastic job of keeping Penn's writing lively. I would much recommend picking this up in digital or print for easier reference points but it is definitely a listen I would recommend too.

    If I were still working as a publicist I would share this with every debut author I worked with, I think it's a resource worth every penny.

    Notes: This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mellissa Green
    21/09/17
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    "Aspiring Author"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Though I've only listened to most of it as I have nothing published yet, I fell this is a good reminder of what writer doubts can creep in.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Successful Author Mindset?

    The structure.


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Holroyd – was your favorite?

    No characters were mentioned, but the reading was excellent.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Successful Author Mindset?

    Doubting is part of the profession.


    Any additional comments?

    None!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martin Lindeskog
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    30/08/17
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    "Mindset for an aspiring author"

    This book is giving me plenty of fuel for my soul, so I can continue on with the writing on my first forthcoming book on tea. I will get Joanna Penn's workbook and go through the book again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Micheal Mattingly
    30/08/17
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    "Terrific Writer Encouragement"

    Joanna is practical, relatable and positive. A very useful coach for a writer on their author journey. A motivational boost.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dominique
    Cathedral City, CA
    04/07/17
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    "Excellent advice delivered beautifully"

    If you have ever wanted to write, or if you are a write who ever struggles with any aspect of the writing process, this book is for you. Writing is a lonely venture, but with this book as your right hand and best friend, it needn't be lonely any longer.

    Joanna Penn offers sage advice on so many aspects of writing, they are too numerous to mention in a short review. But take a listen to the sample for something that added dimension to this book -- the phenomenal narrator, Caroline Holroyd. Her cool, British accent lends even more credibility to already credible advice. It was an absolute jot to listen to her narration.

    Give this book as a gift to the writer in your life if you are not a writer yourself. If you are a writer, get this book as a gift to yourself. Although I was lucky enough to be given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, I would happily have paid for this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nomi
    30/06/17
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    "👍🏻"

    Interesting and informative. Especially if your a newbie writer. Very helpful. Great narration. Very enjoyable.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bethany
    Liberty Twp., OH, United States
    28/06/17
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    "Making mindset work for you"

    This is the best book I've heard or read about mindset for authors. I wish I'd had this book when I was writing my first book. I will definitely keep it as a reference and listen to it again when I tackle my next book. The author goes over the most important aspects of mindset and how to overcome limiting beliefs and fears. A great listen for anyone who's struggling to write a book or those who already have.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    24/06/17
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    "It all starts with how you think"

    I have listened through this book twice and plan to do it again. The successful author mindset is a great tool in creating the framework for your thinking from first draft to your next novel and beyond. Joanna Penn shares from her own experiences and thoughts making it more personal than just a how to manual. It is not about the nuts and bolts of the industry of writing but focuses in on you, the emotional and mental endurance you need to make it for the long term as an author. I would recommend this book for anyone wanting to know what happens behind the scenes of story creation for authors and who want to be mentally prepared for what it may look like for them when they set out to write their first novel.

    ***I received a free copy from the author, publisher or narrator in exchange for an honest review***

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jean doe
    DFW
    18/06/17
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    "Creative Writing.."
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    This book was short, to the point, helpful and centers around the author, Joanna , and her quest of being a writer.

    The story line covers tips on writing as a profession, emotions, genres, and more, making it a helpful and inspiring overall.


    Caroline Holroyd did well with the narration.

    Note:
    "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L. Pino
    Chicago, IL
    12/06/17
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    "A Review of a Writer's Struggles"
    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Just write! To get over self-doubt or trepidations about success, the solution is simply to write!


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook explores the complexities about being an author and the writing process. The author breaks down the emotional rollercoaster when writing and how to deal with it. Particularly, the audiobook focuses on the potential issues when writing and how to improve in order to have a long term successful career as a writer.

    I really enjoyed the author’s candid review of her experience about fear, self-doubt, and the overall writing process. This is an audiobook that can be listened to more than once especially when tackling a particular issue in the writing process.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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