On My Mind

What’s Inside Out about the Inside Outline?

What’s Inside Out about the Inside Outline?

The workshop I’m teaching on Zoom through Writers in Progress over two consecutive Saturdays, June 5 & 12, is an introduction to one of the most powerful tools for seeing your fiction or memoir project as a whole I’ve ever come across. Whether you’re someone who...

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The Real Rewards of Being a Book Coach

The Real Rewards of Being a Book Coach

Back when I first started on my book coaching journey, during a pandemic-petrified world where I wasn't sure what would come next, an extraordinary woman reached out to me—I think she took me up on a 5-page review offer—and we started working together on a blueprint...

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Head Hopping—and Why You Should Avoid It

Head Hopping—and Why You Should Avoid It

 You’ve no doubt heard the phrase, “head hopping,” usually referred to as something that betrays an inexperienced writer at work. This generally happens when the writer is using third-person close POV, which means that at any given time, the reader is experiencing the...

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When should you hire a book coach?

When should you hire a book coach?

Hiring a book coach is a big decision. Whether it’s the right decision for you or not depends on a lot of factors, including where you are on your writing journey, what your goals are, and what kind of book you’re writing or plan to write. For a start, here are two...

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It’s official: I’m an Advanced Certified Book Coach!

It’s official: I’m an Advanced Certified Book Coach!

I'm so happy to announce that I have met all the Author Accelerator requirements and am now entitled to call myself an Author Accelerator Advanced Certified Book Coach! How did that happen? It took five months of an in-depth course and test clients and submitting...

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What is book coaching?

I recently submitted my practicums for the Advanced Book Coaching Certification Course at Author Accelerator, the business established by world-class book coach, Jennie Nash. This was an in-depth course that took me four months to complete, and the practicums will be...

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Manuscript Formatting for Submission

I've seen it over and over again. I get a manuscript to edit, and it's nearly impossible to work with before doing some major changes just to make it readable on the page. This is especially true when I'm doing interior book layout. It's sometimes hard to catch all...

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