Ask An Author

Published on July 25th, 2013 | by Devin


Ask An Author: Ken Rabow, Part 5

Ken Rabow is a life empowerment coach and the author of The Slacker’s Guide to Success, a book designed to help teens and young adults discover their strengths. In this multi-part interview, he talks about his philosophies, writing process, favourite books and more.

Motivation (or lack thereof) can be a pretty big hurdle for some writers.  Do you have any tips on getting started and keeping yourself motivated through the writing process?

Motivation is a challenge for everyone. I have heard that the greatest long distance runners are constantly using that voice in their heads to cheer them onto running that next little bit when every part of their body is telling them to quit. Become that cheerleader for yourself.

As far as starting, just do five minutes a day. Don’t worry about if it’s good or bad. Just write every day for two weeks (one day off a week as a break). After two weeks, look at what you have written and highlight the parts you liked.

The Slacker’s Guide to Success is out now.

To read more from Ken Rabow, visit his website, his Real Life Coaching center or his articles for The Huffington Post. You can also follow him on Twitter.

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