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Do you think like a writer?

Iain Broome
Iain Broome
1 min read

A couple of weeks ago you might have noticed a new page added to Write for Your Life, and that shiny bar at the top of the screen. That’s because I plan to launch the Write for Your Life membership scheme in the next few weeks.
One of the exciting things that you’ll be able to get your mitts on, if you decide to become a member, is a series of video presentations and articles that I’m working on (provisionally) titled, ‘How to think like a writer’.

It’s a topic I’ve touched on a few times here on Write for Your Life, looking at things like confidence, positive thinking and dealing with the topsy-turvy emotional side of writing.

But I want to look at the psychology of being a writer in a little more detail. It seems there’s plenty of advice out there on how to get published and improve your writing, but not so much on the mental approach.

In my experience, being in the right state of mind is half the battle of being a writer, and those who lose the battle are the ones that tend to be most ill prepared. That’s not to say it’s their fault, just that they didn’t know what to expect.

Anyway, in this episode I introduce this topic and pick out three examples of what I mean by thinking like a writer. I hope it gives you a quick preview and gets your brainbox ticking about your mental approach to your work.

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I'm the author of the novel, A is for Angelica. Every week, I send Draft Mode, a newsletter full of tips and tools that help you improve your craft and promote your writing.