CRAVE Your Book Goals: 5 Steps to Become an Author with Tricia Molloy

Many people would love to become published authors but few ever realize that dream. I believe that’s because it takes much more than a good idea and strong writing skills. It also takes focus, confidence and an unwavering commitment to get the job done. After all, most aspiring authors don’t get paid to write. If successful, you are compensated after …

Secrets to Achieving Big Goals (Confessions of a Book Coach)

I’ve been at this book coaching business for a year and a half now, and it’s interesting to reflect upon what I’ve learned about setting and achieving goals during this time. I’ve seen folks achieve big goals, and I’ve seen heartbreak and failure. More often than not, I’ve found that there are common themes for those who achieve their goals, …

It’s Almost Summer! Reading Resources for Writers

My clients have been telling me about their favorite books on writing, and I’ve been exploring their recommendations. In this article I’ll share my new favorites with you for your summer reading list. The War of Art, Steven Pressfield In On Your Mark, Kevin and I depicted the voice of writers’ fears and doubts as The Bitch (with a capital …

11 Things Authors Forget to Do When Speaking About Their Book

Several weeks ago I attended an excellent conference featuring women authors. Exciting event. Diverse authors. Great presentations. So many lost opportunities! All these speakers/authors had a fabulous opportunity to build their fan/reader base, yet almost none of them took advantage of these eleven easy tips for maximizing the marketing benefit of speaking at a conference on their books. In the conference …

From Six Weeks to Ten Years: The Writing of Hallelujah!

I have built my business as a book coach on my ability to crank out a book in record time. On Your Mark, my most recent book, is about going from first word to first draft in six weeks.   But the truth is, while I’m pretty good at cranking out books, it doesn’t always come easy. And sometimes it …

Hallelujah! Thank God It’s Monday!

Work is a four-letter word. But it doesn’t have to be penance. We’ll spend approximately half of our adult lives working. It should be no surprise that our happiness, well-being, and positivity will be largely determined by our engagement and satisfaction with our work. Our life’s work is central to how we think about ourselves and how we engage with …