Stories Stick: Using Personal Stories in Your Content

When our neighbors moved away, they “gifted” us with their three goats to help us with our invasive weed problem.  While I knew nothing about goats when we got them, I do know how babies are made.  We have two bucks and a doe, so I’m not sure why I was stunned to find two adorable baby goats in the pasture…

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Accountability Partners Work

Last spring, my daughter earned her license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, so now she’s marketing herself and her services to grow her client list. She chose Instagram as her platform of choice, and in January, she called me for support. I stifled a laugh before admitting that when it comes to social media,…

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Using Meaning to Help you Drill Down your Book Idea

Choosing the right idea to write and focus on for your book is truly the first step when you decide to write a book. It’s also the step where so many brilliant, would-be authors get stuck. Do you identify as a highly creative souls with many potential ideas you could write? If you’re like most…

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Too Many Ideas? Use your WHY to Choose THE book to write in 2024

First, happy (almost) New Year! Second, ’tis the time of looking both back and ahead. This year, I loved this process…until I dug into my business and asked myself, “What do I want to create? What have I created?” Like many of you, I’m an entrepreneur, and much of the fun in being an entrepreneur…

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Finding Clarity: The Value of Writing a Discovery Draft

My student, a high school senior stared at the paper in front of him, then up at me, then back down at his paper before dropping his head in his hands with all the drama of an annoyed seventeen year old, and mumbled, “What do I even do with this? I don’t know how to…

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Saying Goodbye to Creative Projects

It’s time to say goodbye to a project that I truly enjoyed doing…until I didn’t, my podcast Dear Creativity, Let’s Write. I haven’t published an episode in over a year, but I’ve held onto it because it was a lot of work! Can I just delete that? Also, what if I’m inspired again to do…

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Who is your book for? How to identify your ideal reader.

This weekend, I had a book coaching session with my own book coach. We were reviewing my Book Blueprint – the foundational pieces that need to be in place for a book to work. I’ve been trained in this methodology and have spent many many hours studying it and working with clients on it, so I…

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