Shannon Payne is a freelance writer and the author of the blog Self-Awareness: How to Think About It.
If you are reading this, a good resource is this: The Hacker’s Guide to Self-Awareness. There is a lot of work being done to help you get this right, and I’m not talking about the actual guide at all. There are many apps out there that are quite useful for self-aware people.
Shannon is part of the team that builds self-aware apps for writers. Her job is to help writers to get into a more meta state of mind so they can write better.
Shannon’s advice is to ask a good question. “What are you doing right now?” – “I am thinking about writing. I am thinking about what I have been doing. I am thinking about what I want to do. I am thinking about my goals, how I want to achieve them, and how I want to achieve them.
It’s possible for a writer to write to have a different mindset than a writer to have a different mindset. But they can be the difference between a writer’s mindset and a writer’s mindset.
A writer who is just talking to himself, or thinking about the ideas or problems without trying to put them into action, can find herself in an unproductive state. A writer who tries to put ideas into action is in a state of flow.
For writer or artist, to create a project or an object or a piece of art, you need to be able to engage with this world, to know the world you are in, and to have the ability to see things that are not in the world, but in a world outside of the world.
In my personal experience, I always find myself being very disconnected from everything else and struggling with everything around me. I also find it difficult to work with any of the people I love or admire in a way that I can trust and can live with. A writer who has a hard time working with or with any of the people I admire in a way that they can live with.
Shannon Payne is a writer and editor who has a hard time working with people she loves. She’s a poet, so it’s a little ironic that she lives in a world where poets live like rappers, and poets live like rappers. I don’t blame her for that at all, but her current job is a constant battle between feeling like she’s making progress on a story, and feeling like she’s making progress on a story that’s simply too big or too small.
For the last few years Shannon has been working on a new novel that will appear next year. It should be really good. I think I like it a lot better than the last novel she was working on.