Wednesday, 31 January 2018

How to be a Writing Villain

I've recently read the book "Persuasion Secrets of the World's Most Charismatic & Influential Villains" several times. It's written by copywriter and email specialist, Ben Settle.

It's essentially written for men, but the advice is priceless for writers.

Basically, it tells you to have a mission (your writing) and to always put your mission first, no matter what.

The advice it gives is:

Don't be needy and at everyone's beck and call and don't always be available.

Be a dictator about your mission and make others back off if they try to persuade you to drop it.

Always have money so you're not financially dependant on anyone or any job (and it tells you how to do this, even if you're broke).

This little book is not about writing per se but it IS really useful about how to put your writing (mission) at the top of your agenda AND how to keep it there.

It's a short book and I've read it over several times, and even though it gets straight to the point on every issue about being a "villain" and putting your mission first, I keep finding more pieces of gold every time I read it.

Persuasion Secrets of the World's Most Charismatic & Influential Villains

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