The Benefits of Writing a Book (beyond the sales)

When we think of writing a book, we often think of the final product and holding that completed book in our hands. It’s also what clients and potential clients often want when we first start working together. So much of the marketing for writing a nonfiction book centers on the financial or business benefits potential…

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Some Thoughts on Creative Resistance

Ever felt like you wanted to write, you really really did, but it just felt hard? So you did the laundry instead or wiped down your already clean counters because that felt useful and easier? I think we’ve all been there. All my laundry got done last week though I did also write but some days felt…hard.…

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Writing Talent IS a Thing

Last week while scrolling Instagram, a post popped up that declared, “Reminder that ‘writing talent’ is not a thing. Writing is a skill. It’s a muscle. You get better by writing more and more and reading a ton.” My initial, gut response was total disagreement. Then, I saw that the post had over a thousand…

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How does one become a writer?

I’ve been thinking about this question because as a writing and book coach who works with aspiring or newer writers, I often hear variations of, “I want to write a book/have a book idea, but I’m not a writer.” This, of course, begs the question, how does one become a writer, or what does it…

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On Discovering and Embracing Slow Writing, Slow Creativity

A few years ago, my sister sent me a link to a blog on a couple’s “slow travel” adventures. I’d never heard of slow travel, and I found the concept fascinating, this whole idea of going to a place, staying there for an extended period of time, and really getting to know it. Traveling slowly,…

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Thinking Partners, The Wife of Bath, & Sovereignty

One of my dear friends, who’s also a book client & official “thinking partner,” just finished walking the Cotswold’s Way in England and a leg of the Camino in Spain. She’s been working on her memoir about her pilgrimages, in order to find herself. While walking in England, she shared that they are heading into…

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The Ultimate Guide to Overcoming Writer’s Block

Guest post by Nicholas Rubright: Writer’s block is a common ailment among writers and creative professionals. It can be crippling for any individual who needs to put thoughts on paper. You stare at the screen, and everything that you’ve ever wanted to say is just not there. The words, your ideas, they’re all gone. It’s…

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