Kim Mooney: Grief and the Holidays

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Kim Mooney, an expert in end-of-life issues and grief education, and one of my favorite people. She’s won multiple awards at the local as well as national level, and is an author as well as a TV and radio show host. One of the things I love most […]

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Meet Sarah Beasley, Author of Kindness for All Creatures

Welcome to the first installation of our Community Spotlight series, highlighting the fabulous work our community members are doing in the world! Today I’m excited to introduce you to Sarah Beasley, author of Kindness for All Creatures! Her book just came out, so it’s been fun hearing about her book tour in the dance class we […]

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Finding the Time to Write

“How do I find the time to write?” This is one of the most common questions I get. It’s not an easy thing to figure out, especially when our lives are already so full with work, family, friends, caregiving, community obligations and everything else we have on our plates. Let me tell you about my […]

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Top 10 New Writer Mistakes

I recently had coffee with another book coach and we were talking about the challenges that tend to derail our clients. The truth is, most of us grapple with the same issues, particularly while starting a book. Here are the top 10 mistakes that tend to sideline my newer writers: Top 10 New Writer Mistakes […]

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Where to Start Your Story

“Where do I start my story?” is one of the most common questions I get from writers. If you’re like most of my clients, it’s a question that inspires fear, anxiety and overwhelm. So let’s get you to the other side of that yucky equation with the following tip: Start by jumping into the deep […]

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100 of My Favorite Memoirs

In my Memoir Mastery class, I’ve been sharing some of my favorite memoirs to illustrate the craft and technique of writing a compelling memoir. As part of that discussion, folks have asked me to compile a list of my favorite memoirs. Here it is! 100 of My Favorite Memoirs The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls […]

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