Learning From Those Before Us

Learn From Those Before Us

Learning from those that have come before us is the key to success in life. If you can save yourself the growth pains, you’ll place yourself in the position to capitalize on opportunities earlier, and thus experience a longer period of compound returns.
What’s more, learning from fellow artists in different disciplines helps clarify the fundamentals to focus on. As an independent author, you are a corporation, and it’s vital you learn to manage your assets (the books you produce) accordingly. That means learning to place the financial needs of the business above your personal desires.

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Bread Making

Bread

This is only my 3rd loaf, and it turned out great. Using a bread pan meant I was able to cut the bread into sandwich slices.
Do you like to bake bread? 
Do you have a go to recipe?

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Virtue of Perseverance

Hard Work, House Building

Develop a growth mindset and ignore everything else.
Talent X Hard Work X Perseverance X Learning X Luck = SUCCESS
This led to another insight: writing is challenging, not hard. Webster defines challenging as, “arousing competitive interest, thought, or action”, and hard as, “difficult to bear or endure”.

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Salt & Steel Nomination

Salt & Steel Nomination

Salt & Steel has been nominated for the book of the year under the coming of age fantasy. I want to thank those of you who’ve nominated my book, I’m deeply honored.

You can vote here. You’re allowed 3 nominations, and I hope you choose Salt & Steel as one of them, but either way be sure and vote for the 3 books you think should win.

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