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Welcome to The Author Life with J. Thorn! It's time to transform from a struggling writer to a career author.

Welcome to The Author Life with J. Thorn! It's time to transform from a struggling writer to a career author.
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Welcome to The Author Life with J. Thorn! It's time to transform from a struggling writer to a career author.

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English


Episodes

Collaborating in the shadow of the Space Needle.

10/19/2019
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Seattle inspires culture, everything from sci-fi writer’s retreats to great coffee. My recent event reinforced how important collaboration can be for storytellers. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/collaborating-in-the-shadow-of-the-space-needle/

Duration:00:05:06

Sharing a passion by Yvonne Carder.

10/12/2019
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My friend Yvonne Carder shared this with me after we spent some time together at an author event. She gave me permission to share it with you. Enjoy.

Duration:00:02:46

Failure is an option.

10/5/2019
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When you start a lot of things, you inevitably have to stop a lot of things. I’ve always ascribed to the notion that at least 9 out of 10 things you try will fail. The percentage is probably higher for me, but we all fail. A lot. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/failure-is-an-option/

Duration:00:04:42

Is the paid ads bubble about to burst?

9/28/2019
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That’s what every creative is after these days, whether independent or not. The game we’re all trying to win is discoverability. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/is-the-paid-ads-bubble-about-to-burst?/

Duration:00:04:52

I still like books.

9/21/2019
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Other people unwind by having a drink. My idea of fun is a form of punishment for unruly students—go to a library, do research, and take notes. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/i-still-like-books/

Duration:00:04:22

Cresting the learning plateau.

9/14/2019
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Whether you’re a musician or an actor, studying the masters can only make you better. Deconstruct a masterpiece and use what you learn to craft your own. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/cresting-the-learning-plateau/

Duration:00:03:38

Spark your imagination with travel.

9/7/2019
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There is value in having roots but there is also an excitement in experiencing other cultures. Empathy grows when perspectives widen. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/spark-your-imagination-with-travel/

Duration:00:03:39

Getting it done. Your way.

8/31/2019
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Trading time for money can be limiting, especially for a freelancer or entrepreneur. Get creative on what you do with your time. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/getting-it-done-your-way/

Duration:00:04:57

Be like everyone else but different.

8/24/2019
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Sometimes doing what everyone else is doing is not what you should be doing. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/be-like-everyone-else-but-different/

Duration:00:04:10

Is this anxiety or depression?

8/17/2019
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I have to force myself to identify whether I’m suffering from depression or anxiety. These might sound like the same thing, but they are not. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/is-this-anxiety-or-depression/

Duration:00:05:37

Marcus Aurelieus has lost his head.

8/10/2019
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Zach and I laughed as we walked past. Behind the statue of Marcus Aurelius, the heads of several Roman emperors sat on pillars. They had no bodies. Marcus had no head. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/marcus-aurelieus-has-lost-his-head/

Duration:00:05:13

Working through the distractions.

8/3/2019
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I’m cruising along, crushing my word count or working on a really exciting part of my business when I get blindsided by something unexpected. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/working-through-the-distractions/

Duration:00:05:32

I couldn’t even get rejected.

7/27/2019
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I don’t remember when it happened, but I do remember thinking that simply writing this story wasn’t going to be enough. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/i-couldnt-even-get-rejected/

Duration:00:06:10

More bridges, fewer walls.

7/20/2019
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We’re all here to help each other, to lift each other up. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/more-bridges-fewer-walls/

Duration:00:04:06

Making friends.

7/13/2019
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How do you put a value on sharing a coffee with a friend? Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/making-friends/

Duration:00:04:46

But I’m not just an author.

7/6/2019
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True growth is always relative to who you were, not measured against who someone else has become. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/but-im-not-just-an-author/

Duration:00:05:08

Have fun but keep it legal.

6/29/2019
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If you don’t enjoy creating art, nobody will enjoy consuming it. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/have-fun-but-keep-it-legal/

Duration:00:05:25

Emerging from the Cave by Janet Kitto

6/22/2019
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A mastermind group changed everything. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/emerging-from-the-cave-by-janet-kitto/

Duration:00:05:09

You don’t want the unlimited plan.

6/15/2019
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Just because you can get everything doesn’t mean you should. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/you-dont-want-the-unlimited-plan/

Duration:00:06:04

Having an Abundance Mentality by James S. Aaron

6/8/2019
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Say yes to projects that expand your author network, build relationships, or push you to grow as an author. Read the transcript - https://theauthorlife.com/having-an-abundance-mentality-by-james-s-aaron/

Duration:00:09:19