Praxis, according to Bob Proctor, is the integration of belief with behaviour. In other words, what you believe dictates how you act. How you act dictates your situation in life.

If you believe you can earn a living from your art you’ll begin to behave in ways that allow you to generate an income. But belief isn’t an intellectual exercise; it’s an emotional one. It requires thought and awareness.

If you’re not getting the results you want—if your book isn’t going as planned, or isn’t bringing in the revenue you’d hoped for—ask yourself what you believe.

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About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women