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...

You know you have to write consistently if you ever want to finish writing your book. Some people will tell you it's possible to write your book in a weekend or a week, but that's just not true. Well, it might be if you don't care about...

Are you telling your story in your book? Whether you're writing your memoir, a how-to book, or other expert nonfiction, you need to tell your own story incredibly well. Avoid the common mistakes new authors often make when telling their stories. Hook your readers and make them...

When it comes to writing well, small things make a big difference. That's actually good news for authors. It means a few small tweaks really can take your writing from good to great. And fortunately, there's a good chance you already know more than you think you...

Recently, a coaching client described to me how much her writing has improved over the last several years. I was thrilled to learn she understood this essential truth about writing: You can write better. If you're willing to put in some practice, you can improve your writing. And...

Over the last decade of coaching dozens and dozens of clients to become authors, I’ve come to learn that writing a book is an act of leadership. In this episode, I explain why authors are leaders and now is the very best time to step up...