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Making a Difference with Your Writing

Making a Difference with Your Writing

Most of the women I talk with on a daily basis hold these two core values: their number one priority is their family and secondly they want to make a difference in the world. Those happen to be some of my own core values. I am here to tell you that a very effective...

Writing a Book on Maternity Leave

Writing a Book on Maternity Leave

  No, I’m not delusional from sleep deprivation. Yes, it can be done. I know because I did it. And, let’s be realistic, you won’t be writing the next New York Times bestseller during baby’s first month home when you’re feeding every 2 hours and staying up at...

The Perils of Self-Editing

The Perils of Self-Editing

  Let me ease the mind of all of you who have embarked on a new journey of choosing to write a book and are now hesitating in front of a blank page waiting for the perfect sentence to flow out of your fingers, or are reading what you’ve just spent hours writing...

Maintaining Momentum Over the Summer

Maintaining Momentum Over the Summer

Why is it that when the warm weather comes along, we suddenly slough off all our wonderful, productive habits as we apply a layer of sunscreen? You know what it’s like: you just get into the groove of your yoga practice or of writing that book you always wanted to...

You Don’t Have to Starve for Your Art

You Don’t Have to Starve for Your Art

I recently had a phone conversation with someone who wanted to write a book. I could hear the passion she had for her topic reverberate through my earpiece and into my heart. This book needs to be birthed into the world. And, as with most of my phone consultations...

4 Essential Questions When Writing a Book

4 Essential Questions When Writing a Book

  Once a life coach always a life coach. I ask questions for a living… can you tell? When it comes to embarking on, and most importantly completing, the journey of writing a book, it is not an accomplishment that comes without some struggle. Besides our own inner...

When should you start promoting your future book?

When should you start promoting your future book?

The biggest mistake I made with my first book is that I believed the old movie line “if you build it they will come.” Well, this ain't the Field of Dreams baby, and people won't buy your book if they don’t know it exists! Think about it. What if I made a really cool...

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing

Having self-published my first book, and now being on the path of acquiring an agent and submitting to conventional publishers with my second book, I often get asked to explain the difference between both methods. After I explain the difference, people often ask me...

Top 10 books for writers

Top 10 books for writers

I’ve been on this writing journey for over 30 years now, and writing professionally for eight years. I was not born an award winner; I had to hone my craft as we all learn as we go along. Here are some of the books that had the most influence on my writing skills and...