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14: Grit for Writers with Tamar Sloan

Breakout session
9:00 AM, Sunday 19 Aug 2018 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Morning tea   10:30 AM to 11:00 AM (30 minutes)
Sydney Room (main conference floor)

Writing can be hard. It involves long hours to create something deeply personal, then putting it up for public consumption (translation – judgement). The rejection from agents and publishers, the negative reviews, and the most insidious under-miner, self-doubt, are all hurdles every writer will face. Despite what some of the loudest voices out there say, it’s not always an easy industry to succeed in. In a flooded, competitive market, how do you fulfil your passion and keep reaching for your dream? 


Grit is the ability to stick with things that are important to you, through hell and high water, thick and thin, and this presentation will outline the mindset and behaviours necessary to pave the road to writing success. You will learn how to re-calibrate your mindset and how to motivate your actions with proven psychological strategies. Before you realise it, you’ll be the writer you’re proud of, the one others look up to, the one that lives their passion.