If you’re a podcast fan who happens to write memoir—for yourself or for clients—you’re probably familiar with the dulcet tones of Ann Kroeker, a writing coach who doles out advice and inspiration on her podcast, “Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach.” In today’s episode, Ann talks about the role of a writing coach and how she went […]
Mike Oke of Bound Biographies doesn’t write his clients’ life stories; they do.
Funny how we think our way of doing something is the standard approach. And then along comes someone like Mike Oke, a 27-year veteran life story writer, who says he can’t believe everybody else isn’t following the model he practices. After our podcast interview, I can see where he’s coming from.
Gwen Hernandez is novelist who learned Scrivener the natural way—by using it. She shared what she knew with the online community, and her reputation as someone who not only used the writing software, but someone who could explain how to use it, took off. The author of Scrivener for Dummies talks to The Life Story Coach about some of the ways we can keep our writing, research, interviews, and everything else organized with what she calls the “project manager for books.”
Rachel Brenke with advice for life story professionals—it’s not as hard as you think!
Going into business for yourself can be scary. There are forms to fill out, licenses to apply for, new checking accounts to set up. And then there’s the whole business about contracts, services agreements, insurance—do I need it or not?—along with lots of other things that can send your head into a spin.
In this episode, we discuss, how productivity is about being effective and efficient at the right time; how procrastination, like any other habit, can be replaced by a better one; how clutter (my old friend clutter!) is symptomatic of delayed decision making (read: procrastination); Cynthia’s three dead simple questions for strategic planning.
This one is a quickie! I give you an overview of how I use Scrivener to wrastle documents into order so that I can find them when I need them. You’ll also see how the split Editor pane in Scrivener is a life story gal’s best friend.