Yes, that's a long title. But a rant entered my mind this morning. I was in a flow of energy around clients who want to write books. And clients who want to publish books through Author & Beyond publishing coaching in 2019. But they're not getting around to it. Because they are scared or don't … Continue reading The Most Empowering Advice I can Give You
I'm knee-deep in the process of manuscript revision. At first, it seemed impossible to remove 30,000 words from my 120,000-word story. 30,000 words. That's a small book. But I did it. And there's a tipping point. Just like cleaning your closet. The mountain looms large and you trudge hard. But at some point, you reach … Continue reading What you don’t need
As writers, we dream of our creative projects being received far and wide and to great acclaim. Before we publish, before we add the title of Author though, we have a sense of what would feel fulfilling with our work. We dream of the first book purchased and read by another. Perhaps a great review. … Continue reading The Soul of your Work
There are certain steps to publishing your creative work. But there is also peripheral information to consider. And I'm discovering these additional steps as I follow this path of writing, self-directed publishing and coaching. While talking to a fellow the other day about his writing project and the steps involved in publishing his work, he … Continue reading What you need to consider before self-publishing your book.
If you have a manuscript, an inspired idea or burning desire and a blank notebook, or a shoebox filled with past presentations, articles you've written, or recipes for your cookbook, and lack the time/information/opportunity or support to bring your information together and then into the world, I have just the class for you: Summer Writers' … Continue reading Write Now
It's time to welcome Anna to the family. She might be my first book, but she is definitely not my last. In fact, there are 4 Anna adventures already underway. And Anna has a mission... Read a book. Plant a tree! Celebrate this Earth Day with a good book. While Anna works to restore nature … Continue reading A new addition to the family
Working with an illustrator is an insightful dance. The writing shows her where to fill out the art, and the art shows me where to fill out the writing. Anna and the Earth Angel illustration