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The Author Training Manual by James Scott Bell, Nina Amir

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STEP #1: DEVELOP AN “AUTHOR ATTITUDE” AND PLAN YOUR SUCCESS

Goal: Create a plan for success by evaluating your definition of success, making plans, and sticking to them.

Author Attitude

1. Evaluation: Do you really want to become a successful author? In three sentences, what makes you think so?

2. Exercise: What do you believe being an author will be like? Write a description that includes the positive and negative things you believe.

3. Exercise: What are your three most negative beliefs about your ability to succeed as an author? Turn these into three positive statements or affirmations.

4. Exercise: What past decisions, actions, and results lead you to believe you really want to become a successful author? List them like so:

•  Decisions: ...

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