I enjoyed reading all of the submissions SO much.
I kind of wish I could just offer every one of you a free seat in the Craft Your Voice course that starts on Monday.
It was a happy/sad moment when I pulled the little winning folded-up paper from the pile, because I truly was moved by the number of you who took the time (and stood up to your writing gremlins) to write about how important writing is to your business.
I decided, in that moment (because I’m the boss, so I can!), that I would have to offer something special to all of the women who stuck their necks – and pens – out to join the blog-hop.
I love being the boss sometimes.
So no matter what happens with the draw, every awesome lady on the following list can do 2 things today:
- Add a With a K: Writing Services featured-on badge to her sidebar – because social proof is awesome, and
- Email me today to get a 50$ coupon code that can be used toward any consulting or coaching sessions With a K that are currently available.
Check out the lovely BizKittens who participated and their posts.
Ola was inspired by the others to actually start her blog!
I’m so excited by this, Ola; thank you for creating this platform for yourself and sharing your voice.
Angela overcame some serious writing-resistance.
Don’t ever let someone (especially someone tasked with fostering your education) tell you that you simply can’t. I can’t wait to help you realize the error in that professor’s judgement, Angela!
Trish looked at how writing and truly connecting with her readers feels for her.
I’m so *proud* of Trish! She found the most genuine connection lately to her readers, and I love her message so much. We all need to hear it.
Kady’s adorable blog sparkles with her personality.
Her design aesthetic is so sweet! I imagine her Voice growing alongside those visuals to create a wonderful place to visit for her readers.
Cinzia’s Voice is rich and lively already.
And she has loved using it her whole life in her native language – Italian! *sigh* She struggles, though you wouldn’t know it from her finished posts, to get it out in English. I think she’s rockin’ it so far.
Haydee shares her absolute love for writing.
She explores how personal her connection with the written word is, and I totally get it. It feels good to explore and play with words; it’s a powerful, powerful thing.
My girl, Richelle, wrote about how using the Writing Process (finally) has changed her writing.
She’s a hella-great writer already, but Red tried using the Design Your Process course (after my insistent nagging got to be too much for her) 😉 Spoilers: she totally digs it.
Cara wrote – on her adorable blog – about how storytelling shows up in all aspects of her business.
She’s got such a great style, and you’ll see her fun nature in her posts too. Cara’s storytelling is as fun and sweet as the lady herself.
Amanda Sue wrote about how her connection to her sister helped her to find her own Voice.
I love how Amanda found a way to remind herself what her genuine Voice should sound like in a relationship she trusts to be truly genuine and fun: her relationship with her own sister.
And finally, the winner of the 2015 Craft Your Voice Scholarship is…
Emily wrote about finding her “Why” before she could find her Voice.
She is a girl after my own heart, as you know how important the concept of finding your Great Big Why is to everything that I do with clients – and my own business.
Emily has the feeling of her Great Big Why figured out, and she knows how important it is to convey that to her customers…and now she’s going to be able to!
I’m so happy to be able to extend the invitation to Emily to join the Craft Your Voice workshop this year and learn how to really convey that message well, using specific skills and techniques that all effective writers use.
If you haven’t signed up for Craft Your Voice yet, you still have time!
Check out the course information here, if you have ever struggled with getting your thoughts on paper, or if you want to hone your skills and make your Voice as effective and genuine as possible.
I’m really proud of the syllabus I’ve put together, and I can’t wait to get in there and get started. The group I see gathering is already a group I’m SO proud to be a part of. You ladies are going to have a great time getting to know each other over the next month and a half, and I’m going to love every second of it too!
If you have any questions about the course still, I’m going to host a Google Hangout on Thursday.
I have never felt more proud of something I’ve created myself (except maybe my two kids), and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.
Let’s get ready to Craft our Voices together, shall we?