Two of the biggest mistakes you can make when trying to start writing is
But the truth is both of these are going to get you into trouble.
And ultimately, setting you up to fail.
All you really need is an hour a week.
Your voice is power.
When I first meet people, one of the very first things they want to know is: How do I write for my audience?
And just like that, it's gone.
Your voice. Your power.
You've handed it all over to a nameless, faceless, brutal Anonymous—the most despicable critic in your own head.
The most powerful advice I can give you is this:
There are a lot of "how to write" books out there. A lot of 'em. I own next to none. In my experience, many of them do more harm than good, cause more misalignment than enlightenment.
However, in my work and conversations with some of you, I have noted a few resources I think speak truth to the writing and publishing process and can be helpful on your path as writer. I will try to regularly update this list as I need to.
Here they are, in no particular order or priority, and without further ado:
There's a BIG difference between writing a book—and writing a book that makes an impact.
For my clients, impact is key. You're here to change the world, challenge perspectives, make a difference.
Or are you?
The writing process is essentially the same across the board—but the results you get from writing your book is what differentiates writing coaches/book strategists/author incubators.
One of my favorite things to do is to write to the rain.
I would say “write in the rain,” but I’m afraid that might be misconstrued as an image of me scribbling furiously, mad, while the pelts of water drench my hair, face, clothes, and paper. Ah, but this does sound like an exhilarating writing exercise. No, when I write to the rain, it is inside, near a window, where I can watch the first drizzles slash the window until the drops deluge the glass to become tiny streams from floating vertical lakes.