Episode 310

The Business of Being an Author with Tasha L. Harrison

July 12, 2022

Are authors business owners? It depends on who you ask. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss talks with self-published author Tasha L. Harrison on what it takes to make book authoring a legitimate business. They discuss publishing, the benefit of writer groups, and how to turn a writing hobby into a career. Plus, Tasha shares about knowing your audience, setting boundaries, and important mindset shifts for aspiring authors.

Episode Transcript
"The biggest author mindset shift is letting go of the idea that someone else is going to control your career. Stop waiting for approval for someone else. You can start now."
- Tasha L. Harrison

Discussed in this Episode

  • Tasha’s journey of entrepreneurial writing and book publishing
  • The difference between an author business and being an author
  • Tips for new authors when considering publishing
  • Balancing day jobs with writing goals
  • Mindset shifts for aspiring authors
  • Setting up boundaries as an author
  • What it looks like to plan and reflect as an author
  • How to turn a writing hobby into a career

Resources Mentioned