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 […]

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 […]

Revolution of Voice: Free Book

You’re a coach, speaker, novelist, or other agent of change, and you’re feeling the call to write a book. Where do you begin? No longer can the global narrative be held in the hands of a few. It’s time to step up, and help shift the story to one of healing. Now more than ever, […]

Free book: Writers working in English as a Second Language

At Art of Storytelling we are passionate about diversity of voice. We work with writers of different nationalities, races, and ethnicities across the globe, and help them tell their stories. We’ve created this FREE BOOK: #Write: The Four Stages of Writing a Book for Writers Working in English as a Second Language. Sign up and […]

Our Lives as Art

Do you use your own life in your art? My books in the Elemental Journey series are semi-autobiographical. I’ve always felt I was trying to convey not just my life, but also the epic journey of all of our lives.

Your Book is Bigger than You; Stop Trying to Control it

I’ve been a book coach for two decades. I’ve worked with expats on novels, lawyers on self-help books, and acupuncturists on memoir, and I’ve written three novels myself. People often ask, “What is the biggest issue new writers face when writing books?” There are many, like: Writers need to learn to let go of perfectionism […]

Creating Dynamic Characters

For those of you who have read my second novel, AIR, you may recognize this painting. After reading the second novel in the Elemental Journey Series, Massachusetts’ artist Gay Tracy (gaytracy.com), felt compelled to paint Usui, the Jesuit missionary who becomes a friend and a mentor to Pearl, the protagonist. In this scene, the homeless […]