For Writers Looking for a New Approach

When you’re building a business, they’ll often tell you to get to the “why”. Why are you running this business at this time? What’s driving you? What’s motivating you? Why you? Why this biz? Why now? I’ve been a book coach for 20 years and have helped thousands of people write their stories, in workshops […]

Part 2: What is Book Coaching?

Yesterday, I posted a blog, What is a Book Coach?, where I talked about what makes a good book coach. Today I want to describe the book coaching process.  I’ve been coaching people on self help, memoir, and fiction for nearly 20 years, through my business Art of Storytelling. Often, people come to me not […]

Part 1: What is a Book Coach?

When I became a book coach nearly 20 years ago, I’d actually never heard the term before. I knew about life coaches and fitness coaches, but coaching on a book? I was teaching fiction writing in a university extension program when one of the students came up to me after class. Would I work with […]

How Creative Discipline Rewires Your Brain

In 2007, Harvard Medical School conducted a study around a five-finger piano exercise. Half of the participants were told to play for two hours a day, five days and keep to the metronome’s 60 beats per minute. The other half were asked to simply think about practicing the piano, holding their hands still while playing the music […]

Revolution of Voice: Re- Visioning

  What is Revolution of Voice? Many of us are being called now to find our authentic selves. As with the #MeToo movement, and with people of all races standing up and speaking their truth, we’re seeing an outward expression of this revolution. As an artist and coach, I’m intrigued with the inner transformation, those […]