How Novelist Laura Thomas Stays Focused and Prolific in Her Work — The Busy Creator Podcast 14

The Busy Creator 14 w/guest Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas (@Laura_Raptor) is a writer living and working in Canada. Previously, she has published a full-length novel, but has changed her focus to the short form novella, especially in the Erotica genre. Laura has created a productive workflow and lifestyle that allows her to publish up to three stories per week to online and via electronic platforms like the Amazon Kindle.

Check out Laura under her pen name, Selena Storm, (@Selena_Storm) where you can find about 40 titles.


Show Notes & Links

Tools

Techniques

  • Use a crummy computer to avoid distractions while writing
  • Use a different computer in a different setting to see a document with fresh eyes
  • As the document evolves, use an e-reader to keep things fresh
  • Format the text for each format, following guidelines for each publishing platform and device
  • Write three books to sell as a bundle (buy two get the third free)
  • Try disconnecting from the Internet to actually get something done

Habits

  • Create a morning routine, as you would for a job
  • Keep the “lunch break” brief
  • Treat writing — and promotions — like a full-time job
  • Some kind of media (like television) in the background

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About Prescott Perez-Fox

Prescott Perez-Fox is a New York-based graphic designer and brand developer with 15+ years experience in branding, packaging, graphic design, and web design. He runs The Busy Creator.