This week was supposed to be part two of last week’s post about your personal priorities, but that got highjacked by the post, below. Part two will appear next week. — t.
I’ve struggled for nearly a year with a problem that I couldn’t find a good answer to. Everyone who is familiar with PIFW has been urging me to write a how-to book.
It’s a good idea from a business perspective. It gives the PIFW message a broader reach, and opens up doors. “Blogging is out of date”, I’m told. “No one reads blogs.”
But you’re reading one right now, so I ignored those messages.
When it comes right down to it, I just don’t want to write yet another how-to-write book. There’s way too many of them out there already. And I don’t know about you, but I find most of them don’t go far enough to resolve my unique problems.
That’s the issue with productivity and writing fiction–every author has a different work process. Every author has a different set of problems that need to be tackled to maximize their word count to a level that suits them and makes them happy to get to work each day.
From working with authors over the last couple of years, I know that I’m a bit of a freak of nature. I write very fast (sometimes, as I learned in the last year, too fast for my health). But I’ve learned a lot about productivity for fiction authors, reaching for the speed I write at now, and I’ve also learned that every author can write more/faster…if they want to.
So, instead of writing a book with content styled for the lowest common denominator, I’ve opened a Patreon page, where I can work with authors one-to-one.
The Patreon page includes a private Discord channel where writing challenges can be posted, along with group brainstorming, and where simple encouragement and back pats can be handed out.
There are other intangibles and benefits, too.
Check out the Patreon page here.
If you have any questions, feel free to hit reply and ask.