July 28-31, 2022

New York City


Level Up Your Writing Life: Ten Tips for Sharpening Your Writer’s Mindset

At first, the writing life appears to be simply about, well, writing. Publishing. Connecting with readers. And it is! But eventually, whether a few steps along the journey or miles in, most writers discover that the writing life is about so much more. It’s ultimately a journey of personal growth—but one fraught with mental, emotional, spiritual, and even physical perils. Inspired by Short’s new Writer’s Digest column, “Level Up Your (Writing) Life,” this session explores how writers can discover inspiration and discipline for a sustained journey of writing, publishing, and personal growth. With ten specific tips to sharpen your writer’s mindset so you can level up your writing and your life for the long haul: overcoming inner demons, dealing with critics, staying connected with the joy of why you write, finding focus, and more.

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