One of the main themes of this blog is helping people find a mentor or a non-traditional apprenticeship. I didn’t start out with the intent of writing about these issues, because I am not an expert on either one. I’ve never had a mentor, and I never apprenticed anywhere. But I’ve mentored people before, and posted the entire process I used to hire an assistant for a project awhile ago, as well as written quite a bit about how the hiring process has developed in my new company.
I have good news: If you like to read books, or you want to write books, then rejoice, because things have never been better for readers or authors.
I get at least 10 emails a week from people asking for writing/publishing/book advice. I will probably sit down one day and write out a comprehensive answer to all of them. That day is not today; today you get to read what someone else wrote, but this piece does a fantastic job.
I wrote a blog post a while ago about what one of my former assistants did after working for me, and in it I wondered why so many of them have had success. My conclusion was that: