Hmmm…book coach? Interesting. I was thinking you have written and published 3 books. You could be a book coach! My perspective—for what it is worth. ♥️

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Aug 21, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

T-shirt: “I AM NOT WEIRD — I’m limited edition” 😁

I wouldn't call her a "book coach" — she bills herself as an editor — but I have been using Roz Warren (rosalindwarren.medium.com) for a couple years now. She (inadvertently) talked me out of rewriting a short story I was trying to rework ("You haven't done anything to make the reader care about your characters." Well... huh, y'know, I'm the *writer* and I don't care about these characters, maybe they're just miserable jerks and the less time spent on them the better) and talked me into turning a series of short stories into a novel (first draft got shot down in flames, but her reasons were all good, so draft #2 in progress). So I guess you could call her a book coach, and I would recommend her.

However! Your books are not like what I write. From what I've observed, your power in your writing comes from your self-confidence and belief system; having someone pummel you with questions might destroy that. Keep doing what you're doing!

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Aug 21, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

Wise wisdom! Hmmm... is there such a thing? Wise just the same. This reminds me of the Dr. Seuss remark, "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" Perhaps "Too many cooks spoil the broth?"

After all, this is not your first rodeo, or book for that matter. Incremental learning is the payoff for plugging away at skill acquisition. I used to think perfection was an overnight thing! And felt frustratred if that didn't happen, thus often abandoning whatever the skill.

You provide a living example of living out loud, in the present moment. You seem to model that river quote: "It's not the same river and it's not the same (wo)man." I can't wait to see how this all plays out, both the book and the ongoing living out loud!

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Aug 22, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

Courage to change the things you can?

Wisdom to know the difference?

A kick in the butt if you need it?

I’m well versed in each area…

32 years of the Serenity Prayer qualifies me as an “Expert!”

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