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  • If you are launching a book, you have to read this (4/21/2017) - The wonderful Jane Friedman shared a link to a blog post the other week that was really impressive in providing the step-by-step process of how they successfully launched a book. This is the post: Exactly how I self-published my book, sold 180,000 copies, and nearly doubled my revenue, which was written by Michael Bungay Stanier. […]
  • Is fear holding you hostage? (4/14/2017) - Last week, I talked about how pursuing your creative work can sometimes feel full of risk, and other times full of hope. I received a lot of lovely replies to that post, but one note really stood out. It is from a woman who was replying to a prompt from me: what is your biggest […]
  • In between, you have everything (4/7/2017) - A quote that has resonated with me more than any other in the past few years is one by Bono. This is how he described U2’s process for reinventing the band in 1990 when they moved on from their “earnest” persona of The Joshua Tree to the forward-thinking Achtung Baby!: “You have to reject one […]
  • My New Social Media Manifesto (3/31/2017) - I have seen many guides of how to start using social media. But recently I have found myself in a place where I have been on social media for years, but have fallen out of love with some aspects of it. In particular: Twitter. When speaking with friends and colleagues, I would find they have […]
  • Generosity is a Magic Wand (3/28/2017) - My latest guest post for WriterUnboxed.com explores some of what I have learned in releasing my book: that generosity is a magic wand. The most important aspect of this that each of us has that magic wand. The only questions are: If we use it. How we use it. So let’s take this apart piece […]
  • The Gateway Mastermind (3/17/2017) - When I reached out to an author who had been a part of a previous session of my mastermind program, to tell her about the next one, this was her reply: “I’m very pleased to tell you, because of your guidance, I’m way too busy connecting with my audience over the next three months, to join […]
  • How I wrote, published, and marketed my book (3/10/2017) - This week, an author sent me a note telling me about a decision she made: “I’m committing to take my writing from a hobby to my work. It is scary and exciting all at once. Each day I work to open my heart and silence the doubts, and more importantly, I write.” I replied to […]
  • The threshold (3/7/2017) - Today is the publication date for my book, Be the Gateway. You can now buy it on Amazon. If you would consider purchasing it and leaving a review, that would mean so much to me. Something I have been thinking a lot about this month is the word “threshold.” With my book coming out and […]
  • How can I help you? (3/3/2017) - I would genuinely like to know, what advice can I provide to help you better share your creative work and reach your audience? Reply below (or via email) and let me know. I will be spending March sharing as much advice I can via videos, online events, social media, and through email. I want to […]
  • Embrace your boundaries (2/24/2017) - In my latest guest post for Writer Unboxed, I discuss how having clear boundaries can HELP you gain momentum in three key areas: Your writing and creative work Publishing and sharing Engaging an audience Boundaries are a gift to your creative work. Embrace your boundaries. Read the full post here.