A growth mindset leaves room for creativity.

A growth mindset leaves room for creativity.

Authors with a growth mindset start researching and outlining without planning everything in advance. They learn as they proceed. They take risks, and are resilient when their efforts don’t pan out. Nonfiction authors consider the act of writing as a path to learning, deepening their understanding of a subject rather than simply reporting what they already know.

In her essay “Why I Write,” Joan Didion confesses, “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means.” She clearly approaches her art with a growth mindset.

A growth mindset transforms writing into a journey of discovery.

Janzer, Anne. The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear (p. 64). Cuesta Park Consulting. Kindle Edition.

Janzer, Anne. The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear (pp. 63-64). Cuesta Park Consulting. Kindle Edition.

Janzer, Anne. The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear (p. 63). Cuesta Park Consulting. Kindle Edition.
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