The Brave Little Blog
Posts about braving boss life, business and the blank page
Determining the difference between industry crafted stories and the artful forms of genuine storytellers.
Five myths about publishing a book aspiring authors should know so you can avoid common publishing pitfalls.
Writing a memoir is like climbing the Cliffs of Insanity and you shouldn’t do it alone.
My mentor, Ally Berthiaume, has been a ghostwriter since 2018. In an episode of the podcast Living in the Next Chapter, she talks about her career. Ghostwriting has certain aspects many people don’t know about, and it affects Ally’s writing in ways people may not expect.
It’s time to get rid of those BIG Buts and write your story.
I’ve been in Ally’s Writing Bar and Masterclass for how to write a memoir for over a year now. Last year I went through the process of identifying my ideal reader avatar for my book. Being a business owner, I understand the importance behind identifying your ideal client and how to approach it. Essentially, it is a written description of your ideal reader. This is how I came up with my ideal reader avatar.
Writing and publishing shouldn’t be done in isolation no matter what those old tropes would suggest. Here are the 5 things you want working with a great book coach.
Does a late-in-life neurodiverse discovery have to change your definition of self?
Every great piece begins with a strong writing foundation and this is just as true in writing.
The reflection in the mirror bares the truth. My smile lines are growing deeper, the crinkles around my eyes seem to have multiplied, and the skin on my neck is no longer as taut as it used to be. Dare I say it out loud, “I’m getting older.”