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is Really Hard!
In Business, Writing, and living in spaces filled with people you want to reach and connect with.
It’s a hammering pulse in your ears when it’s your turn to speak - or a hot flush of frustration when your words don’t reach your audience.
And there’s so much at stake. Misunderstandings in business or in your professional writing are tremendously difficult. The space between that amazing idea or complete thought you’re holding in your mind - and the world of reality and...other people. It feels like a vast gulf sometimes.
Plus! As a woman? Or Any person living in a marginalized identity - we are asked...no, not asked...we are told to be quiet and nice and well-behaved, lest we take up too much space.
Give up. Shut up. Don’t Make Waves. It feels...hopeless, and exhausting, and impossible.
Don’t give up. Don’t Shut up. Make those waves! Even though it’s hard, you can do it. Your voice is legitimate. Your message is important, and you can share it to change the world.
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I write about Writing, Being a human and Doing Difficult Sh*t in a Difficult World - and I use silly illustrations to make it all seem easier...sometimes, it works.
I won't sell your stuff or send you SPAM, because I'm not a jerk & I hate confrontation.
I’ve been writing - and teaching writing - for close to 20 years, and I’ve discovered that there are five foundations you need to build to be a truly effective writer.
Those 5 foundations all need something constant in the background - a clear and flexible plan that will work for you, your Creative Partners and Priorities, and the Purpose you serve.
Everything that I do is about helping you to find, trust & share *YOUR* voice.
I have a lot of reasons for doing that, instead of simply writing everything for you.
I've been proud to have been a part of some really exciting projects over the years
I’m thrilled that I get to spend my days working with a lot of amazing women, who are doing amazing things in the world.
And I want to work with you!
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I write about Writing, Business, Creativity...& Changing the World
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One of the key elements of a rich Writing Practice is the act of purposefully adding a sense joy & luxury to it. That doesn’t mean that you have to scream-laugh while you draft a blog post – or purchase a solid gold desktop to hide behind. But it does mean that we can find fun stationery & cute room decorations and pens & notebooks for our space – knowing that it might actually help us finish our novel or About Page. Without quite all of the melancholy that it might usually entail. So, I’ve been dreaming of creating a…Read More