Your Write Life: How to Build a Writing Life You Can Love

Once upon a time, the path to being a successful author was clear.

It wasn’t easy, but you knew what you had to do. Write a book. Edit it until it shone. Query agents until you found one who loved your work. Sign with the publisher your agent found you and pray they’d attract readers to discover and buy your book.

Today? Not so much.

Should you self-publish or try for a traditional contract? Sign with a Big Five publisher or a small, independent press? Once you have a book out, how do you market it? With millions of books published last year alone, is it still possible to get noticed? It can be overwhelming.


The old-style compass on a parchment map of the world represents each writer's journey to his, her, or their desired writing life.

You want to take charge of your writing life. 

Instead, you’re flailing in a sea of decisions or worse, paralyzed by the fear of making the wrong choice. What does it take these days to be a successful author? And what is success, anyway? Wheelbarrows full of money? Hordes of screaming fans? A prestigious award on your mantel? Every writer has a different idea of what success is, and each destination lies at the end of a different path.

Need some clarity and a strategy for getting out of the bog you’re in and onto the road you want to be on? Then register now and get on the path to Your Write Life.  

This course is not for you if you’re satisfied with your writing career and feel confident in your ability to navigate the crazy world of modern publishing. (

Though, of course, you’re welcome to join.)

But if you feel like you’re floundering, you’re overwhelmed by the sea of decisions in today’s publishing world, or you’ve made mistakes you feel you can’t overcome, this course will put you on a path toward the writing life of your dreams.

So what’s the cost?

Nada. Zero. Bupkus. It’s a gift. No strings. If, after you’ve gone through the lessons, you’d like to work with me at a deeper level, great. If not, I hope you’ll still join me in my complimentary Facebook Community for writers, Spirit of Ink. Great folks, great support, writing prompts, live trainings on the craft and business of writing, and so much more.


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