What I Love About Book Coaching

I’ve been coaching a few months and I have to tell you, I LOVE it! Watching a writer see their own work in a new way is such an amazing honor. Seeing the light of a new idea in their eyes is invigorating. Hearing the “AHA!” the moment a concept they’ve been struggling with suddenlyContinue reading “What I Love About Book Coaching”

Writing In the Fog

This morning fog hung low outside my window hiding the sky and giving the trees across the street the hazy look of an impressionist painting. It was beautiful and comforting and slightly unnerving to be wrapped in clouds and mist, separate from a larger, clearer world. When you’re blanketed by fog, there is no scenery,Continue reading “Writing In the Fog”

Read & Watch Your Way to Becoming a Better Writer

This week I shared the following quote on social media: Is it really that simple? Of course. And not at all. The real challenge comes with how we approach both reading and writing. Today, I want to dig into the reading part. A good book can transport you to another world, distracting you from allContinue reading “Read & Watch Your Way to Becoming a Better Writer”

Procrastiplanning: Break the Cycle

In a recent call with a historical fiction writer, I mentioned the term procrastiplanning: Several folks chimed in that they often have the same issue so I wanted to take a deeper dive on what procrastiplanning is and how to break the cycle. First of all, I wish I could remember where I heard theContinue reading “Procrastiplanning: Break the Cycle”

Writing Conferences

Tis the season for writing conferences! After several long years of virtual conferences, many are returning in person or offering a hybrid. I’m heading to an in person conference myself in October and can’t wait to meet fellow writers I’ve only interacted with online, learn new things in our educational sessions, and have time awayContinue reading “Writing Conferences”

Starting In Media Res & Using Backstory: The Bear

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not watched The Bear on Hulu and think you want to (and I would recommend it), then save this post for after you’ve binged it or don’t blame me if I give away any spoilers. You’ve been warned. TRIGGER WARNING: suicide and drug addiction. If you or someone you knowContinue reading “Starting In Media Res & Using Backstory: The Bear”

The Importance of Planning in Writing

As I launched my coaching business, there was a lot more to it than just putting out a shingle and saying “Hey, I’m a coach!” I mean, to be honest, that was a big part of it. And nearly as scary as when I started calling myself a writer! But, unlike when I took theContinue reading “The Importance of Planning in Writing”

Announcement: I’m an Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach!

I believe the muse to be a fickle being whispering oftentimes in the night that brilliant idea you scribble down in the dark that resembles something like a magnetic poetry ransom note the next morning that makes zero sense if it’s even legible. But sometimes? Sometimes the muse has the subtlety of a toddler’s temperContinue reading “Announcement: I’m an Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach!”