WP2.1 – The Successful Author

Please watch the following video and complete the activity.


This exercise provides an opportunity for you to reflect on how you perceive yourself as a budding author. Please consider how you would describe yourself to others who ask you about your area of expertise. This is an example of your public CV.

Now consider some of the factors you consider as barriers to you becoming a successful author. These may be experiences you have had or perceptions you hold about yourself. This is an example of your shadow CV.

We all have both a public and a shadow CV no matter how successful or experience you are at writing for publication.

The art is in how you acknowledge and address your shadow CV so that it does not become an insurmountable barrier to your writing. You will be able to revisit the exercise at the end of the online course and reflect on any changes.


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