Every author has been there--right where you are. Sitting at your keyboard, or with a pen in your hand, and wondering when the magic will kick in. Right now, with political instability, conversations on race and social justice (some productive and some not) and the ever-changing COVID-19...

All publishing services are absolutely not created equal. As an author, you need to do your due diligence when you choose the publishing services company that will help you self-publish your book. Make sure you know and understand the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing services. Make sure...

Writing a book is a big goal. Lots of people take it on, but only a small percentage of them actually achieve it. So what do published authors know that wanna-be authors haven't learned? How do they manage to hit their big writing goal? Breaking that big...

You're reading along, and the book is great. But you turn the page, and it's over. That's all there is. No warning. The book is just done, and you feel a bit cheated. Readers can feel the end of your book coming, but they don't want to...

Imagine opening someone else's book and reading your own words, seeing a framework you created from scratch, or reading your ideas. You'd probably react with shock and anger.  You might even believe the author intentionally stole your work. And maybe they did plagiarize on purpose. But in...

The authors I'm coaching at any given time are writing books on a wide variety of subjects. And they all have different reasons for becoming authors. Some want to tell great stories. Some want to educate and inspire. Some want to be seen as experts. And some...

In this episode, get to know children's book author, trauma-informed education specialist, and meditation coach, Amanda Lynch. Amanda has written and published two children's books and will soon release her third, a mindfulness journal for kids. In this episode, we talk about how Amanda's books serve a...

For hundreds and even thousands of years of history the people in power controlled the narrative. They controlled what stories were documented and what stories were largely ignored. The news media does a necessary and important job. Reporters are frontline, in the moment, tellers of the...

You spend weeks or months--even years--writing your book, and then what? How do you go from a stack of pages (your manuscript) to an actual book? For most authors, the best path is self-publishing. In this episode, I tell you why I think most people should self-publish...

Why are you writing your book? It's a question you should answer before you get too deep in the process. You can write your book to enlighten, inspire, educatate, or entertain. You can write your book to share your story--or someone else's story. You can write your book to...