That's half right. The goal is to help folks decide whether or not to buy the book. Even if we help them decide not to buy our marketing has done its job.
Turns out our quick scan gave us a list of 29 important lessons, including two lists that include another dozen inside.
Get the book. We believe strongly in educating our clients. Even if you hire someone else to do your marketing it pays to understand what it's all about.
The 29 Lessons
These are the subheadings from the book, almost verbatim. While we're delighted to discuss any item in detail right here at Ausoma, the book goes into details of each item.
- Environment—Make the place you create your art a place you enjoy being.
- Schedule—Habit and ritual give you power when courting the Muse.
- Timer—You can do anything for 5 minutes.
- Prewriting—Starting comes before finishing.
- SMART Goals—You know what they are, but you don't use them in your writing—yet.
- Finding Why—Knowing your true motivation for writing and keeping it top of mind is like having motivation on tap.
Does one of them jump out as something you could really use? Do any seem simplistic, pointless, wrong? What's missing?
I'd love to offer some free coaching in the comments below. Answer any of those questions or ask any of your own, and I'll spend however long it takes to help you use those tools to get yourself writing.
Here are the rituals I developed which allowed me to write 4,000 words a day quite often and as much as 10,000 words at least once, and how they've changed over time.
While we'd all love to be rich and famous, I don't think that's why you write. It's not why I write.
I write because I love the feel of words. I write because I have feelings which are clarified only when I find words to put them in. I have ideas which might benefit others. I have questions.
I believe writing takes the vague, wandering abstracts out of my head and makes them clear, understandable things I can look at and play with. I believe it helps me decide whether they should remain part of my life or be forgotten in the drawer.