Passioneer® Podblast (11 minutes), Deborah’s Tips on Authentically Writing YOU

Sue Zeal Oliver of Passions and Possibilities has a way of bringing out the best with ease in all those she invites to be interviewed.

Are you a Passioneer? She’d love to hear from you too!


SZO: What Tips Do You Have for Budding Passioneers to Cultivate Authentic Self-Expression through Writing?

Practice. Practice. Practice.
Find a trusted friend to critique, work with, edit and give honest feedback as you develop your voice and transparency.
Read other good writer’s stuff and try what appeals to you if only once.
Carry a blank book with you at all times to capture moments that deserve to be remembered and shared.

SZO: What Resources Do You Recommend for Budding Passioneers in this Area?

Any and all Natalie Goldberg Books: Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind offer great exercises to cultivate your writing muscle.
I can’t say enough about what a friend writing has been to me in my darkest hours and my finest moments.

What could a dose of Authentic Writing and Self-Expression bring into your life?

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About Deborah Drake

Deborah Drake is the founder of Authentic Writing Provokes, a full-time wordsmith, a publishing specialist, and an avid competitive storyteller. She champions the power of storytelling, good grammar, and on occasion--breaking the rules in the name of innovation. She has helped over a hundred clients develop, write, edit, and self-publish their website content, blogs, and books---Above all, she is an advocate for authentic writing, heart-based marketing, and bold self-promotion--that authentically reflects essence, vision, and mission. “What we can relate to personally, we can understand better, sooner, and more quickly. Authentic self-expression ALWAYS provokes." **Co-author of two non-fiction/self-help books, Burn Your Resume. You Need a Professional Profile and Message in a Bottle.** Deborah appreciates the stunning Pacific Northwest for its greenness even though she misses the salt air and sandy beaches of her native Monterey Peninsula--happily lives in Bellevue with her family, where she starts most days with an early morning walk to fuel her focus and creativity.

One thought on “Passioneer® Podblast (11 minutes), Deborah’s Tips on Authentically Writing YOU

  1. Don,

    What a bittersweet/inspiring/thought provoking comment from you. Tragic that your Mentor first inspired you one way and I’m sensing in some ways, yet a second way.

    Life is a precious thing. So is our Creative Life.

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