What Does it Mean to Write from the Heart?

What Does it Mean to Write from the Heart?

You’ve likely heard the phrase, write from the heart … but what does that truly mean?  

Years ago, when I set out to name my business, Write from the Heart LLC came so clearly to me. At the time, I was deeply connected to exploring my life’s purpose, and I had a calling to create programs for aspiring authors to get their voices heard. But not just aspiring authors, anyone with a message to share and a calling to share that message with the world. That was my mission, and I knew in my heart it was, and still is, my life’s work. 

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Let's Talk Publishing

Let's Talk Publishing

Let’s talk publishing, shall we? When it’s time to publish your book, you’ll have many options to choose from, and my goal is to educate you on those options so you can make the decision that’s best for you. I am not going to tell you my way is the best, because my publishing model isn’t a good fit for every author and I tell my clients that. My goal is to offer you an honest overview of your publishing options so you can make your own educated decision. I would encourage you to spend some time researching beyond what I teach, and put some thought into it before making your final decision.

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Honoring the Call to Write

Honoring the Call to Write

Do you often feel you have an important message to share with the world? Is there a calling inside you to tell your story in an attempt to encourage others? Perhaps you’ve overcome hardships or adversity in your life and you feel, by writing on these personal experiences, you can help others do the same?

As an author coach, this is precisely the type of person I tend to attract into my circle. Notice I didn’t say writer, I said person. The reason for that is because in my experience, those who are called to share their message do not necessarily consider themselves writers. In fact, it’s this very belief that they are not trained writers that holds many back from sharing their message in the first place.

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Four Steps to Developing Your Unique Author Brand

Four Steps to Developing Your Unique Author Brand

If you're an author or aspiring author, one thing you'll want to do is ensure you establish a brand for yourself, one that sets you apart from the competition. Your brand may evolve and change over time, and you should remain open to change as it comes, but for now, let’s be sure you have a solid foundation to begin building your brand. To do so, you’ll need to find your target audience and create your elevator pitch geared toward that specific audience.

In this article, we'll explore your passions and your gifts, scope out your ideal audience and create an elevator pitch, and develop your unique brand that sets you apart from your competition.

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My Audiobook Production Process

My Audiobook Production Process

Audiobooks are the fastest growing sector in the publishing industry, so you can bet that as soon as Authorpreneur was published in print and eBook, the next logical step was for me to have it available in audiobook. After all, I wrote about audiobooks in Authorpreneur as a way to generate additional income from your book!

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How I Wrote My Book in 60 Days

How I Wrote My Book in 60 Days

As a publisher and author coach, one of the things I teach my clients and students is how to complete a book in a condensed time frame, and I suggest this method for two reasons:

1.  The obvious reason: so they can have their book published and out in the world to start building their empire!

2. More importantly: by setting a goal for a condensed time frame, they’ll create momentum and realize their goals much faster.

I’ll explain. Let’s say I set out to write my book over the course of a year. Chances are I would have worked on my book on the weekends, or when I felt “inspired,” and before long I probably would have become lackadaisical about writing my book, and one year would have turned into two, and so on….

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7 Self-editing Tips to Polish Your Writing

7 Self-editing Tips to Polish Your Writing

Last week I published a blog post about Increasing Writing Speed and Unlocking Creativity. In that article I encouraged you to write freely for a minimum of one hour each day without stopping to second guess word choices, grammar or punctuation; however, these things are extremely important during the revision and self-editing phase, which is the next step once you've completed the first draft of your work.

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Time Management Tips for Writers

Time Management Tips for Writers

While coaching writers and aspiring authors, a common challenge I hear is that of time management. It’s necessary to develop a daily writing habit in order to write a book or complete a writing project, but life often has a way of presenting obstacles. Before long, we resolve that we just don’t have enough time to write, so we put off the project until later...when the timing is right, but when will that be? Truth be known, the timing may never be just right to write your book. If your goal is to write and publish a book, you'll have to get creative with your schedule and create the time to write. Period.

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7-Day Challenge to Increase Writing Speed and Unlock Creativity

7-Day Challenge to Increase Writing Speed and Unlock Creativity

When we allow ourselves to write freely without stopping to second guess word choices, punctuation or grammar, in turn, we unlock our creative mind and allow the words to flow authentically; thus, our writing is more genuine and heart-centered rather than ego-based. Have you ever experienced a time when you've been in the flow of creativity only to go back later to read your writing and find that the words on the paper (or computer screen) are almost unrecognizable to you? Have you found yourself saying, "Did I really write that? That's pretty darn good if I do say so myself!" Surely you've had an experience like that, right? If not, then you're in for a treat!

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Overcome Writer's Block in 5 Simple Steps

Overcome Writer's Block in 5 Simple Steps

At one point or another, most writers will experience a form of “writer’s block.” Sometimes this is caused by fear, not knowing where to start, how to end, or the inability to stay focused due to outside circumstances.

Here are a few tips for overcoming any blocks that may arise:

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How to Craft a Compelling Opening Chapter

How to Craft a Compelling Opening Chapter

Readers often decide if they will continue with a book or abandon it within the first few pages, so your opening chapter needs to engage or hook the reader from the start.

Here are some tips to consider while crafting your opening chapter:

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