What It Takes

Getting the Meeting

By Shawn Coyne | 16 Comments

[Two days ago—Wednesday—I put up a post titled “What It Takes,” which promised an insider’s look over the next few months at the campaign to market and publicize my upcoming novel, The Profession. Response was so enthusiastic that we decided not to wait till next Wednesday to follow up, but to plunge in right away. Herewith Post #1, from my manager Shawn Coyne. With Shawn’s post, we’ll establish a “What It Takes” slot on the blog every Friday until publication in June. “What It Takes” will rotate with “Writing Wednesdays,” here in this space. When each post has been up…

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What It Takes

By Steven Pressfield | 61 Comments

I’m going to try something new over the next few months. Remember, a few weeks ago, we commandeered this Writing Wednesdays space to post a series called, with apologies to John Steinbeck, a “A Writer’s Journal of (Finishing) a Novel?” I was, then, in the final writing throes of a book I’d been working on for the past three years, and I posted a blow-by-blow account of that adventure. Well, now I’d like to do that for the next stage: the editing, publicizing and marketing process. This doesn’t mean the end of our regular Writing Wednesdays posts, I promise. But…

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What I’ve Learned About Blogging So Far

By Steven Pressfield | 14 Comments

In the coming weeks, I’ll start posting on regular days, probably Mondays and Thursdays (I’m working on it), probably a long piece and a short one. On other random days I’ll post “I take it back” pieces, highlighting how comments or correspondence have changed or expanded my thinking. I want to share what’s gotten knocked into my head; that’s the whole point of this enterprise. Meanwhile here’s what I’ve learned in three weeks: Blogging is fast

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