Monday Morning Jumpstart:
Getting Started Quicker with a
Proof of Concept
What will make your writer’s life feel “real” to you? Is it landing your first writing project, getting your first paycheck, getting your second paycheck, or even a third?
In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI’s Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, talk about identifying your “proof of concept,” and how they can evolve over time … so you can continue to grow your writing business.
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My two proofs of concept are as follows:
1. A paycheck of at least $200.99 USD.
2. A deal with Olympia Publishers in London for a sequel to 'The Epictetus Dilemma': 'The Sun in Abu Dhabi.'
Guest (Brenda Anderson) –
A paycheck of at least 201 A deal with Olympia Publishers London on Tallis Street for a sequel to The Epictetus Dilemma called The Sun in Abu Dhabi
I am on page 113 Times New Roman double spaced in Google docs of my first official draft of The Sun in Abu Dhabi
I can finish the he novella The Sun in Abu Dhabi this week as an activity which moves me forward toward my goal of being a professional author who can live well off the proceeds
Guest (Brenda Anderson) –
My proof of concept will be that first enquiry from a potential customer that I want to work with
Great video!!! I'm not a coach; I'm an artist, but I agree with him 100%! I remember when I got my first business cards as well. It gave a feeling of excitement, etc.! I would always write about art and my experiences as an artist. I've written for years but never books. It has given me such experience and joy that is truly hard to express in words. Still, I can only imagine what joy must come from writing and selling books! That is a path I have never taken. I've worked on blogs, magazines, etc. but working on books is new to me. I'm excited to see what tomorrow may bring. Anyway, wonderful advice. It reminded me of how I felt when I first got my cards. Thanks for that!
Angela Taylor –
I've gotten very discouraged about being hired to write something. I know what good writing looks like, and I've done it. A retired priest who has a blog site had me guest write a blog for it. To this date, I am the only guest he's had on his site.
So, the confidence is there, just need POC to get the ball rolling and work paying.
Guest (Jim) –
When I listened to my client to create copy for her products boxes, she also told her story - the golden thread of how she thinks and feels toward skin care and her "why", how she produces it - and how she will develop her line.
Her thoughts were clear and detailed, created from work in family beauty supply business and chemistry in college. She spun a golden Thread.
My proof of concept came from this client experience.
John Forde confirmed it in his final Bootcamp session with Pam Foster.
Jennie Jen –