Divine Kismet and the Writing Coach

Today at the Unity Service I attend, I was reminded that what I have to contribute matters. And what YOU, reader (aka dormant writer) have to contribute also matters.

We simply need to believe that. It takes more time for some than others to reach this AHA point.

Divine Kismet put me at the same service as a woman with a book in her who had set the idea on a shelf. She’d previously come to workshops that I facilitated and was getting excited about an idea for a book that she had. Then life stepped in or time or a distraction or forty and she dropped out of communication.

Today, she dusted off the idea again and she begins again her quest to write.

There is always time that can be found to write in the spaces between the other important to dos. I  am always in possession of a note pad or journal myself. Heck, napkins, post its, coffee sleeves all work to catch notes for later exploration.

We’ll make time for what is important to us. We create space for it and look forward to it. One client I know started with stealing five minutes of time in between tasks at work and that writing demanded being done after hours for it energized him. It all adds up!

Remember: An article or a blog post or bigger still, a book gets written one word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, page and thought at a time.

If there is a voice in you asking to be expressed, I invite you to honor doing so.

If you are the sort that works alone and sticks to your plan, more power to you.

If you are clear about your voice and your story and your value proposition, bravo.

If you routinely let your thought patterns get in your own way, know that working with a writing coach for even a brief time can reset you and develop your confidence. An accountability partner is there to prompt you to write the words you want to daily and weekly. A developmental editor is there to help you develop your true voice.

So thanks to the Writer I bumped into today who was reminded in seeing me, she wants to turn her thoughts into words and her words into a legacy piece.

I was reminded of how it is I make a difference to those I work with and champion. I was thanked for being a motivating inspiration who knew how to draw out the best and enthusiasm in a person.

Getting to do and be what I love best of all as artful expression “for my livelihood” leaves me both flabberghasted daily and humbled as well.

If there is a writer in you struggling to get out, my wish for you is that you have the support you need. You deserve it!


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About Deborah Drake

Deborah Drake is known by a mantra: Authentic Writing Provokes. A full-time writer and editor and avid blogger, her professional experience spans over 20 years in the fields of journalism, publishing, advertising and design communications, professional development and coaching. She left McCann-Erickson in San Francisco to move to Seattle and join Bozell Worldwide in 1998. After working for several smaller agencies she took the leap into being a free agent in 2007 and has never looked back. She is a passionate wordsmith of short and long writing, engaging SEO copywriting, a Social Media Enthusiast, and a fan of WordPress as the DIY platform it is. Deborah has facilitated a weekly Writers Support Group for two years and founded a community blog that is home to over 800 posts and growing daily. Her writing and editing services include ghostwriting, marketing copywriting, copyediting, and writing/blogging coaching for the DIYer who needs an accountability partner they can creatively brainstorm with. "I believe your WordPress site DESERVES both good design and good copy. They are in a symbiotic relationship: each benefiting the other." Beautiful Design + User-friendly Functionality + Copy that Provokes = A Client Magnet

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