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Using Stories to Grow Your Business

November 20, 2014


Many of us have learned about the use of stories in marketing.   Fewer businesses realize how powerful story is to product development, employee retention, and leaving a legacy.   In 2015, I will be writing a lot more about this topic, and how to discover the different kind of stories that power your life.

Starting My Nanowrimo Journey

November 1, 2012


This is the third year that I’ve participated in National Novel Writing month.  Each year I’ve been taking the work that I’ve done in that year and pulling everything together by writing it from scratch for a month. The book I created in the first year was a start, but not a very readable novel.    […]

Do You Accept Blogger Awards?

June 24, 2012


I have always appreciated receiving blogger awards — it’s so nice to know when someone likes your blog and writing.  The intent to share other people’s blogs and good work also has appealed to me. However, it can be time-consuming to respond to them. In the last three days, I received three of them, which are very […]

Harnessing the Transformative Power of a Writer’s Retreat

June 18, 2012


If you read or listen to many coaches for authors, you might notice them saying the same thing. The first purpose of inspirational writing is to change yourself. You may or may not agree with that idea, but you probably have noticed that often when we teach something to someone else, we are the ones […]

Where is Your Writing Taking You?

May 25, 2012


There are many places that our writing can take us: New worlds (fantasy or real) New work – assignments and projects we might not have been able to imagine Discovering we have a tribe of followers of our ideas Discovering no one resonates with our ideas Deeper into our soul, whether anyone reads our writing or […]

Free Transformational Author Teleseminar with Christine Kloser

May 22, 2012


A couple of months ago, I shared my admiration for my dear friend Christine Kloser, who offers world-class coaching for transformational authors.  Here’s a picture of her and her husband David from when we all were studying with Barbara DeAngelis back in 2010. Christine is in the midst of holding another transformational author teleseminar this year, which started yesterday. I forgot to […]

Novel Monday: Pulling Bit and Pieces Together

May 21, 2012


Today is the day I’ve designated to write about progress with my novel, and share excerpts when it feels appropriate.  I just got a chuckle from reading a post about Revision Hell  by Joe Pineda.  I’m so in that place of feeling like an idiot with my novel like many other writers in the world apparently. Today, I […]