How the uncomfortable year of finding her way back to herself became the inspiration for her newest book.
Writing a book is much like laboring and birthing a child. There are moments of euphoria, pain, joy, and anxiety. At the end of both, you have something (or someone) that you love more than you ever thought possible.
If you are a business leader wanting to share your story, you will want to do it in the best possible form that you can. An RTC editor will help you uncover your book and create an experience with your audience.
You've completed the first draft of your story. Now what?!
The f-word. Why must it be a part of your story?
We work to honor all of you. The wholeness of you. Then we transform it into a beautiful work of art.
Time to wipe the dust off of those writing ideas that you tucked away. We've got 5 ideas to help you bring them back to life.
When you bring together life and process, magic happens.
Change starts with one person. You should be that person!
When you bring your whole self to the table to create your story, your readers will be able to feel that energy and give their whole selves over to you!
Fiction writing can be tough. Lucky for you we have two of the best fiction writers around on our team!
Are you working on your book? We all need support. No serious athlete works without a coach and you shouldn’t, either.
Looking for a little inspiration as you write your book? Put on a little music and let it guide you!
Our shared stories are what bind us together like the threads of a tapestry.
Speed isn't always a good thing.
The fear of being alone often subsides once we take the scary step of sharing our story. We realize that there are others just like us and those stories are the ties that bind us together.
If you're looking to engage your audience, care and craft need to be considered.
Mary Anna experienced hesitation during her first team writing assignment. What she soon learned though was that magic happens when collaboration occurs!
Don't become a literal starving artist! Make sure you find ways to take care of yourself as you write!
A perfect way to express your love this Valentine's Day is with a poem. We have 7 tips to help you write the perfect poem for your loved one!
You're ready to tell your story, but how should you present it?
When we are working with you to tell your story, we get to ask the questions that no one else can!
Readers want to be shown what is happening in a story, not told! Thinking about the 5 senses will help put those details into your story.
There is one thing that you need to know about finding your voice: it's entirely up to you.
You chose to work in front of a screen because connection was the last thing you wanted. Grab onto these tips to make sure that all other humans stay away!
Don't let the cold, dark days of winter crush your creative spirit.
Make sure your book isn't standing out for all the wrong reasons!
When we put others ahead of ourselves, we will fail everyone.
How long have you been saying, "I need to write a book." Now is the time to make that dream come true!
Take time to pause, look, and listen this season.
Stories allow us to let go of convention and dig for answers in the most unconventional ways.
Mary Anna is back with 10 tips to ensure that your pitch is agent ready and a definite home-run!
As Mary Anna made her way down the "hall of destiny," nervousness and excitement washed over her. Here it was, her moment to shine!
To use the apostrophe or not, that is the question!
Think sadness at Christmas means you are a failure? Think again!
Books possess a certain power. They can take you on a journey through time, make you feel one emotion and then another, and even act out in civil disobedience. Stories can change you.
It's a question that Gen is often asked. The answer is a simple one!
An RTC book coach can help you get from one destination on your book journey to the next, but they aren't going to be your best friend.
Many people talk about vulnerability. Few are actually living it. Are you ready to take the steps to start living a more vulnerable lifestyle?
There is a secret in every story and in every story a secret. Which secret story will you tell?
Our core values are meant to be the compass that points all of us on our personal journeys to our stories, and that means each of us interpret these values in our own way.
Motherhood is the toughest and greatest job there is.
There are some things that we keep to ourselves, locked up, not ready to let them go or to allow them to be seen. But then, the knock comes and we realize that even though it is scary, it is time to set them free.
Writing sends you on an adventure of highs and lows. Expectations are surpassed as well as dashed. It is a journey of a thousand emotions.
Many clients come to us with the story that they want to write. Then, the process starts and a whole world of stories they didn't know existed comes to life.
Coaches aren't just for gym class or your favorite recreational sport. A writing coach can help you finish your book by listening, supporting, and guiding you all the way to very last page!
Vulnerability draws us together. It connects us all with the understanding that we are never alone. When we crack ourselves open, room is made for love and acceptance to be poured in.
Our collaborative writing model brings the best of all talents to the table!
Vulnerability can leave us feeling exposed, flawed, and lonely. What we forget is that it is those moments of vulnerability that open us up to being seen and connecting!
We are often taking out of the moment that we are in. We view life through the lens of a phone or camera. What would happen if you put those down and truly started to live in the present?
We often get caught up in the stress of life and forget to actually LIVE in the moment that we are in.
The power of a story lies in the heart of it, the place where the vulnerabilities live. It is the truths that we share that allow others to relate, to build a community, to become our best and most authentic selves.
If your book is an important step to your future, a writing coach is a way to ensure you make the consistent progress necessary to reach the finish line.
What do a blank screen, crumbled up papers, and a hand on the forehead have in common? They are all the signs that lead someone to think you have writer's block. Smash the block and continue to create the story you were meant to share with the world!
A great book can change the course of your life if you truly capture the essence of your voice, heart, and soul.
Editor, cheerleader, taskmaster, or fact-checker – these are just a few of the roles that a writing coach can bring to the table. But, more often than not, the hat that a writing coach finds themselves wearing is that of listener. Alison Hennessee shares how the role of listener can be the most important role of a writing coach and why having someone to talk through your story with can lead to brilliant results.
The story you need to tell consists of many pieces, and we often get trapped because we think we have to put those pieces together from the very start. Like a puzzle, there are parts that stand out and missing pieces that we don't know where they belong yet. By taking the right steps at the start of the process, you will surely create a beautiful piece of art.
Suzie Carpenter speaks with Corey in this interview on the feelings around completing her first book, spreading her message, and giving a voice to her daughter.
Lori Darley, author of the new book "Dancing Naked: Claiming Your Power as a Conscious Leader", discusses planting her flag in the ground, her fear of no one wanting to play in her sandbox, and her desire to maximize her impact on the world!
In this book launch interview with Carolynn Brooks, author of the book "You Will Know My Name", listeners will hear how Carolynn had to fight through rejection to be born, how the workplace has been her ministry, and how God showed her how to open doors no man could close.
". . . the new currency is not what you know, but rather who trusts you."
How you invest in your book should relate directly to your goals and where you see your life heading in the next 5 to 10 years. In this video, Corey shares the questions it makes sense to ask when you're considering where to put your resources.
We define ourselves in many ways—by our professions, by our relationships, by our belief systems, and beyond. In order to access your true self, you’ll delve deeper into your essence, values, and purpose.
When you are growing as a leader, everyone you talk to tells you to write a book! The key to writing that book is making sure that it is the right one. The one that is going to bring your readers from a coffee date all the way up to the big night!
On February 14th of 2013, Carmen received the most comprehensive face transplant ever performed to date. In this rare video footage from before her transplant, she shares what she's been through.