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Book Review – The Secret Powers of the Author Mastermind

Struggle. Doubt. Fear.

Why aren’t your books selling?
How can you improve your craft?
You’re confused, feeling isolated, and not sure what you need to do to take your author career to the next level.

You’re not afraid of the work, just confused about what it is you need to be doing to live the author life.

Enter, the mastermind.

No matter how experienced, independent, and motivated of a writer you may be, forming or joining an author mastermind can accelerate your career and get you past the tipping point. Working with a group keeps you accountable to your goals, gives you support when you’re feeling hopeless, inspires and challenges you to set your expectations higher, and creates a valuable feedback group to push your work to a new level—not to mention opens doors to new marketing opportunities.

Simply put, you’ll write more, write better, and sell significantly more books while having more fun doing it.

Ben Franklin knew the secret. So did J.R.R. Tolkien. And now, so will you. Discover the Secret Powers of the Author Mastermind with J. Thorn.

With 25 years in education and experience guiding thousands of students to new, personal heights, Thorn reveals how to supercharge your career with accountability, collaboration, feedback, support, structure, and more.

Learn how meeting in a small group with dedicated peers can propel you forward in ways you could never achieve on your own.

Whether you’re looking to join an existing mastermind group or start and manage one of your own, the Secret Powers of the Author Mastermind will show you how—written by a professional who is trusted by New York Times bestselling authors like Chris Brogan and Joanna Penn.

Don’t go it alone. Transform from struggling writer to career author by leveraging the Secret Powers of the Author Mastermind.

Purchase today!

My Review

I received an ARC from the author after having heard his podcasts and interviews. And, to be honest, the term “mastermind” meant little to me as an author, but the book’s description piqued my interest.

I tend to buy a lot of “writing craft” books in the hope that the info therein will stick, but I find in many cases the tone of the delivery is a little dry. Not this one! In this relatively short book, Thorn provides a great insight into the concept of masterminds, in a way that is easy to follow and absorb. The tone is conversational and the chapters are short and well-organised. Offering up his own personal experiences, he makes the topic relatable and  – more importantly – doable!

I’ve taken on board a lot of the content, and have discussed some aspects with a few author friends. Everyone seemed to be new to the idea, and also interested in how it could work for them.

The whole concept is explained from the ‘what is’ to the ‘how do I’ and is food for thought for any writer whose intentions is to make a career from their writing.  I can see the value in masterminds for authors, not just for the accountability aspect (which is what I tend to use my writing groups for) but also for the capacity to learn from other members how to bypass or avoid certain pitfalls of the road to publication.

Informative and encouraging!

As always,