The Worried Writer Episode#58: Lessons Learned In 2019

This month is a ‘just me’ episode in which I chat about lessons learned in my author career during 2019.


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The third book in my Crow Investigations series, THE FOX’S CURSE is out now!

I am also halfway through writing a book on branding, marketing and selling for authors. I am not a marketing guru or advertising expert, but this book covers the subject from the point of view of mindset. Most authors I know have – at best – conflicted feelings about selling and making money (and valuing their own creative work) and it’s upon these mindset issues I will be mainly focusing, as well as strategies and tactics which I have found helpful.






Writing Into The Dark by Dean Wesley Smith

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5 thoughts to “The Worried Writer Episode#58: Lessons Learned In 2019”

  1. Well done, you! And hugs over the grief thing.
    I love the Crow books, so here’s one more happy self pub reader!♥

      1. Hi there,

        I have just finished reading your book ” Stop Worrying and start writing” . After that I went straight to your podcast. Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful book and I really enjoyed your podcast episode. I will now become a regular listener.

        I was previously a health professional, however I am now mostly house bound due to a severe neurological disorder. I am hoping to still contribute to the world and share joy of my stories by becoming a writer. I hope with your guidance that dream will become a reality.

        My mother sadly passed away last year aswell and my heart goes out to you. I very much appreciate how breaking that must be for you.

        Best wishes
        Claire xx

        1. Claire, I am so sorry for your loss. It’s absolutely awful, isn’t it? Gentle hugs and empathy to you.
          Thank you very much for your kind words about my non-fiction book and welcome to the podcast. Do let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for the show.
          Very best of luck with your writing – you can do it!
          Sarah x
          ps I’ve found the podcast ‘Griefcast’ very comforting. It helps to feel less alone, I think.

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