Browsing All posts tagged under »Writing«

Reading to Improve Writing and Life

May 9, 2013


For the last several months, I’ve been reading, writing and coaching a lot more, but sadly blogging a lot less. So, I wanted to share some insights from some of the books that I was reading.  Today, I’d like to discuss the insights I received from On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King. […]

Reading Vs. Writing Vs. Living

January 16, 2013


I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time balancing my love of reading and writing with the art of living well.  I have always loved to read. I prefer reading to writing, though I can’t live without writing either.  Unfortunately, I’m not quite as blessed as Hildegard of Bingen as shown to […]

Moving to a new blog next year

November 25, 2012


Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging much here at Writing Your Destiny in the last few months.  It’s mainly because I have been working with clients and creating books, workbooks and retreats for my business in 2013. I have started a new blog entitled The Enchanting Adventure. I hope many of […]

Going from Failure to Failure Without Losing your Enthusiasm

October 8, 2012


Many writers, including myself, have our ups and downs in terms of our livelihood and craft.  I’ve found that often our greatest growth happens during times when our efforts may appear to be faltering to everyone including ourselves. Earlier this year, on the occasion of my birthday, my brother sent a lovely letter to support my path as a […]

My First Book Fair

September 13, 2012


Last weekend was my first book fair at the Aurora Public library. To be honest, I didn’t even want to attend because I was so busy moving to a new house, which also explains why you haven’t seen any blogs from me in about a week and a half. The move will be a subject […]

Beginnings in Writing and Life

July 24, 2012


The way a book begins matters.  It’s the same for a journey of any sort. The first lines of a novel give us a sense of the style of the author, the storyline of the plot and often the genre we will be reading. In the same way that a writer works diligently at creating and […]

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 […]