The Creative Penn is a long-running blog, podcast, and resource for authors trying to improve their chops for writing, marketing, publishing, and entrepreneurship. I’ve relied on Joanna Penn’s site for years, including as I planned to leave my job in 2011 to become a full-time writer.
After all the things I’ve learned from The Creative Penn, I wanted to give back to Joanna’s community. She recently gave me the green light to send along a guest post about writing.
The post just went up this morning, and here’s a snippet:
“So, you what, sit down and wait for the muse?”
My father-in-law’s question made sense. A master electrician and project manager, he heads up the installation of massive industrial electrical systems. But when he asked me about how I write and work, something clicked.
“No,” I replied. “When you get down to it, my job actually has a lot more in common with yours.”