I have been reviewing the books of Joanna Penn who is a successful fictional author and uses her experiences to write about authorpreneurship. She has written a number of books on helping people succeed as authors. Here are a couple of lessons from her book, How To Write Non-Fiction. You can read the review I wrote about the book here.
For the past three weeks I have been on a journey exploring authorpreneurship by reading the books of Joanna Penn on the subject. This is the final book I am reviewing from Joanna and personally it’s the best one I have read out of the four. Below are the links to the previous reviews:
How To Make A Living With Your Writing – click here to read
The Successful Author Mindset – click here to read
How to write non-fiction is a book that lays out the basics of writing non-fiction and the advice in the book, if followed will get you started and support you to publish your first non-fiction book and more. This is a large book with over 400 pages so there is a lot of content in it.
I’ve been reviewing books related to authorpreneurship by Joanna Penn. Her last book that I reviewed was The Successful Author Mindset. You can read the review here. Below are three bite-sized lessons from the book.
The Successful Author Mindset subtiled, A handbook for surviving the writer’s journey is another book by Joanna Penn and the third book I am reviewing from her. You can read the others I reviewed here and here. As part of my focus on authorpreneurship I have been reviewing books from Joanna Penn who has been able to build a successful business from her writing. While the previous books I reviewed focused on the technical aspects of making money from writing, this one is quite different. It deals with you the writer and explores the kind of mindset you need to have to be successful. Writing is not easy because it is a lonely exercise and many times when we do want to write we can be our own biggest critic because of our self-doubts and other negative thoughts going through our mind. Joanna hopes to use this book to encourage us. She writes that:
So this book collects the mindset issues that writers go through, that I have been through myself over the last nine years, and that perhaps you will experience yourself as different times on the author’s journey. These words are an attempt to help you understand that what you’re going through is normal and to be expected as part of the creative process.
The book is divided into three parts. Below are the topics you can learn about from each part of the book. Continue reading →
My focus has been on learning about authorpreneurship and to do so I have been reading and reviewing the books of Joanna Penn who is a successful authorpreneur. You can see her books that I have reviewed here and here. Below are three bite-sized lessons I got from, How To Make a Living with Your Writing from Joanna.