Chapter 2 Episode 27 7 Valuable Skills You Need as an Author

November 14, 2018

Alive and Writing Chapter 2 Episode 27 7 Valuable Skills You Need as an Author

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Writers’ Got Skillz

Turns out that being a writer isn’t just about the writing. Okay, let’s back up a step. First, if you’re writing for yourself, then yes, writing is all you need. However, if you’re like us and want to sell your novels, then you’re going to need more skills than just whipping an awesome story.

If you’re selling your stories, then you’re a small business owner. And like many small business owners, you’re going to need more than just a single skill to be successful. In this episode, we discuss why we need skills beyond those of writing, what they are, and how to implement them.

Mentioned in the Episode

Project Management Institute

Agile Project Management: A complete beginner’s guide by Marcus Ries

11 Reasons Why Indie Authors Need Social Media

Digital Photography School

YNAB (You Need a Budget)

Free Image Sites We Like

Canva – a free image editing program

Taxes for Authors by Novel Marketing Podcast

All of Chapter 1 of Alive and Writing is now on YouTube. Go watch now!

Future Episodes:

What You Need To Know About the Differences in the Publishing Industry

What Is Project Management & Why You Should Care


Have you missed our last few podcasts? Check them out here:

Chapter 2 Episode 24 Improving “Fighting Fire” with Killer Critiques

Chapter 2 Episode 25 Why Making a Complete Mess Is Good for Mental Health

Chapter 2 Episode 26 What is Reader’s Block & What Can You Do About It

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