Tag: Memoir

Preserving History with an Artist’s Vision & Historian’s Pen

A historian knows what details to look for in historical homes and buildings. A writer knows how to relay the story and an artist has the vision to paint the history. M. Ruth Little, an architectural historian from Raleigh, North Carolina, gives us an insight on the preservation of historical structures, the challenges she’s faced as an artist, and the journey that leads her to publish The Book of Ruth.

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Stepping Over Distractions and the Sacred Space to Write

Distractions are everywhere. How do you deal with them? Carrie Knowles, award-winning author and educator, shares her experiences and insights on her choice to write and making a career of it. You will hear the backstories of several of Carrie’s books, how the Door of Hope relates to her family’s history, and the difference between a character-driven and plot-driven author. Pour a mug of fresh lemonade for yourself and enjoy this educational and entertaining conversation.

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Dare to Publish

Have you thought about creating your own publishing company? In part one of Dare to Publish, Bernadette Bruckner shares with Cindy Kochis why she started her own publishing company, how her near-death experiences affected her writing, and what it means to trust timing. Pour a mug of chai tea for yourself and enjoy this motivational conversation about timing. Dare to publish. You never know who you can inspire and the lives you’re impacting with your story. 

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Turn Your Book into Gold

How are you promoting the book you worked hard to publish? Can you turn your book into gold? Are you using it to showcase your purpose? If so, how?Tanya Miller is an author of the Mind Matters project, a motivation speaker, life coach, and innovative. Tanya shares her love of writing, how a debilitating disease changed how she writes, and multiple ways we can transform our book into a profitable business opportunities. Listen as Cindy gets put on the hot seat regarding the services she offers. Pour a mug of lemon ginger tea for yourself and enjoy this motivational conversation with Tanya Miller.

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Does Forgiveness Mean to Forget?

What is forgiveness? How can it impact our daily lives? Lisa Drennon, the author of Forgiving the Girl Inside: finding balance, freedom, & fun in your life, and Cindy explore the value of forgiveness. Lisa openly shares how difficult it was to forgive herself and the events that took place on the long, challenging journey to loving Self. You will learn how journaling helped her reveal what needed to be healed and the techniques she uses and shares with her coaching clients. Pour a mug of soothing chamomile tea for yourself and listen to this heart-centered conversation.

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The Power of Your Voice

We have the choice to perceive life’s challenges as a hindrance or allow it to be the power within our voice. Tasha Wilson is an entrepreneur, transformational speaker, and an author. The message Tasha brings forth is that of hope and knowing we are enough. The conversation she has with Cindy explores Tasha’s writing process and how the events in her life continue to motivate he to share her wisdom. Pour a mug of lemon water for yourself and listen to this empowering conversation.

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Decorating a Boat & Paintings in a Book

Sue Trusler, author of Time to Start Your Art – Learn to paint with passion, takes us on a journey into her world of learning various art mediums and why she was insistent in publishing several of her wobbly bits in her first book. In this Pen to Paper Press Podcast episode you will gain a better understanding why many people are hesitant in learning a new art medium, Sue’s process was for organizing her book content, and formatting the interior pages of a book. The insights Sue offers are priceless and helpful to anyone publishing and marketing a book. Pour yourself a mug of English Breakfast tea and enjoy this entertaining conversation about our appreciate of spreadsheets, painting, and all the other things Sue and Cindy have in common.

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Journal to Memoir & Blog Post Tagging

When you place pen to paper and journal, do you list the time, day, and date? In this episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast, discover the information Cindy Kochis typically logs when she travels. It has been proven to enhance the content of her memoir. In addition, she explores a simple way to organize blog posts with the use of categories and tags. Pour yourself a mug of hot tea and listen to the pearls of wisdom Cindy recently shared in the Pen to Paper Writers Circle and with her VA clients.

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Will Publishing a Book Expand Your Professional Brand?

Jennifer Rose Asher, author of Journey to My Daughter, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about her experience of writing a memoir. The story focuses on the decision she and her husband made to adopt a child, a failed adoption, what they went through to adopt Hilary, as well as the life lessons they learned along the way. Find out which aspect of publishing the book she found unpleasant, and the advice an editor had for her regarding setting a scene and dialog. Pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy our heart-centered conversation about adoption, writing, and trusting the journey for the love a child.

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From Journals to Memoir: The Journey of Adoption

Jennifer Rose Asher, author of Journey to My Daughter, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about her experience of writing a memoir. The story focuses on the decision she and her husband made to adopt a child, a failed adoption, what they went through to adopt Hilary, as well as the life lessons they learned along the way. Find out which aspect of publishing the book she found unpleasant, and the advice an editor had for her regarding setting a scene and dialog. Pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy our heart-centered conversation about adoption, writing, and trusting the journey for the love a child.

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The Best-Selling Author and the Princess Pup

Grieving is never an easy process. Meet Vatsala Shukla, best-selling author, and listen to her heart-warming story of how she honored her dear Miss Coco. Vatsala is a Change Catalyst, Executive and Career Coach with an extensive accounting background. Discover how is continues to find topics to write about in her blog series for professionals, and which element of publishing her books she enjoys. Pour yourself a mug of chai and enjoy our informational conversation centered around writing from the heart.

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Is it Your Intention or Goal to Write Your Book?

Do you feel your story is insignificant? Self-talk is only one of the important topics Mary McGuire and Cindy Kochis discuss in this episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast. Mary is the founder of ‘Find Your Joyful Life’ and author of The Female EDGE and Coming Home to You. She shares the differences between her two books focused on personal transformation and several lessons she has learned on her journey. You will hear how Mary wrote Coming Home to You in nine months and The Female EDGE in three months. Learn which element of publishing she found challenging and how she moved through her fear. Pour yourself a mug of hot tea and enjoy our delightfully insightful conversation about the importance of our self-talk and setting intentions.

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