We’ve all had times like these, where we talk with our friends about how we can’t find the time to write, and we just want to write but it’s so hard, and we hate our jobs because we want to write, but we never actually do any writing. The same happens when it comes to […]
One of the first principles of coaching is that change is inevitable. Change can be painful, it can be challenging, and it can be refreshing. Without change, there can be no growth. Often we fear the word change, because it suggests the unknown. Far too often we would rather stay with what is familiar, than […]
The other day I was telling a friend that the soundtrack to the musical “Wicked” was the soundtrack to my life. It may or may not be a bit of an exaggeration, but two lines in particular resonate the most with me: “I’m through accepting limits, ’cause someone says they’re so. Some things I […]
by Ryan McFadden So I had a book come out. That was October, and now it’s January, and I’ve yet to hit the NYT best seller list, or the Macleans best seller list, or even the London Free Press best seller list, or any list at all. In fact, from my perspective, it feels more […]
At the end of each coaching session, clients are asked to come up with action steps that will help them accomplish the goals they set during the session. After the action steps have been stated, the client is asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 10, how committed they are to carrying through […]
Happy New Year! Join me on a goal-achieving adventure this year! Believe it or not, I’m not big on new year’s resolutions. Why? They tend to be impossibly big, vague, and requiring a drastic change with little to no preparation before-hand. That doesn’t mean I don’t make any plans or goals for the new year, […]
Are you NaNoWriMoing this year? Are you feeling stuck? I’m having a sale on the e-book editions of “Silencing Your Inner Saboteur” and “Blueprint for Writing Success.” Check out my Books page for direct links to where they are available.
Important Question: I’m preparing my Silencing Your Inner Saboteur workshop–complete with student forums, interactive classes, and coaching sessions. Would you prefer something like this before, during, or after NaNoWriMo?
Persistence of Writing by Loren Rhoads In 2007, my husband was approached by a New York agent looking for someone to write a book on independent Japanese music. Mason would have been a perfect candidate to write the book, but he didn’t feel ready to take on the project. So the contact languished, until […]
“My friend told me about your book. She said it was great! So I was excited to find it in my book bag! ” Pinch me, someone. But no, it wasn’t a dream. A fan stood before me handing me my novel to sign at World Fantasy Con last year. How do I measure success? […]