SPP 242 Self Publishing Year in Review

Don’t you love podcasts where a ton of wisdom is distilled down into one episode? Then you’ll love today’s show. We take a look back at some of our favorite guests from 2016, and the wisdom they shared. What’s more, we do it through the lens of the Smarter Artist, and the 5 elements that makes them succeed.
What are those elements?
Know Your Why
A Smarter Artist will make (or at least try to make) all her decisions through the lens of her own unique purpose and goals.
Do The Work
A Smarter Artist will always roll up his sleeves and take ownership of every step of writing and publishing, either doing the work themselves or hiring smart people, but never abdicating or handing over career decisions to a gatekeeper.
Ask For Help
A Smarter Artist is smart as shit, but never strives to be the smartest person in the room. She surrounds herself with other smart people and isn’t afraid to ask for advice or help.
Be Authentic
A Smarter Artist always stays true to who he is, and never presents himself as something he’s not.
Believe in Abundance
A Smarter Artist knows there’s plenty of room for everyone, and that we’ll all get better when we work together, giving, encouraging, and supporting each other along the way.
Want to dig deeper into what you heard today? Here are all the episodes where we got our clips:

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In 15-Minute Dictation, Platt and Silver show you how to adjust your approach to dictation to leave behind frustrating starts and stops and finally be able to produce more books in less time: https://sterlingandstone.net/book/15-minute-dictation/

This is a book about how Dave understands darkness, its place in story, and how I make dark fiction that people enjoy reading. And, at its heart, this book isn’t just about the dark, but also the light. And in our darkest times, it’s more important than ever that we hold onto the light. But first, we must be willing to explore the darkness: https://sterlingandstone.net/book/into-the-darkness/

If you’ve ever wondered what sets the outstanding career authors apart from the wannabes, if you’ve ever been faced with doubts and fears, this is the book for you. Pick up your copy of The 10X Author today!: https://sterlingandstone.net/book/the-10x-author/

In How to Write Fast, Platt and Silver show you how to shift your approach to writing to dramatically increase your natural speed, while tapping into your inner storyteller and unleashing more of the stories you were born to tell: https://sterlingandstone.net/book/how-to-write-fast/

You are the main character of your own story, so why not construct your story the way a writer does? The Story Solution will show you how! If you’re ready to take charge of your life the way a writer takes charge of their story, then pick up your copy today: https://sterlingandstone.net/storysolution

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