Why a writing coach is your best friend

People live at the heart of your story. You may think your book is about you. And it absolutely is. Your unique voice breathes life into a story that only you can tell. But it’s not JUST about you. It takes a village of beta readers, critique partners, writing coaches, editors, agents, proofreaders, graphic designers,…

The key to thriving when you want to give up

Have you ever felt like giving up? Not just when life gets a little hard or you think it’d be easier to just quit. I’m talking about those times when you’ve not let yourself quit time after time, and you just start feeling like your situation is never going to change. You feel like you’re…

Be brave enough to tell your hard stories

A year ago Sunday, my beloved aunt tried to take her own life after a long battle with depression and anxiety. A year ago, I received a phone call from my younger cousin telling me her mom shot herself and would I please come and stay with her and her siblings. A year ago,  I…

The Power of Story

I’ve always thought there had to be a pretty compelling reason Jesus told stories all the time. I mean, He was God. He had infinite powers, infinite understanding, infinite ability to say just the right words to make people do what He wanted them to do. And He chose to tell us a story about an…