Jennie Nash is a book coach, a writer, and the founder of Author Accelerator, a strategic book coaching service that offers the sustained editorial support writers need to complete their projects and make a powerful impact on their target audience.
For eight years, writers serious about reaching readers have trusted Jennie to coach their projects from inspiration to publication, landing top New York agents and book deals with houses such as Scribner, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette.
Jennie is the author of four novels, three memoirs, and one self-help book for writers. She has taught for 12 years in the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program, delivered three courses for CreativeLive, and spoken at writing conferences all over the country. Her guest posts have appeared on popular writing sites including The Write Life, Writers Helping Writers, and The Book Designer.
In this episode, Jennie discusses:
-The inspiration that her father gave her as a hard-working writer.
-Her lifelong pursuit of trying to prove the power of story.
-How she developed as a writer after her 4th grade debut.
-The importance of grabbing onto whatever creative thing is calling out to you.
-How she became a book coach and what she does to help her clients.
-Wrestling with her identity.
-How the creative parts of our lives are mostly spent in solitude, spending time with our own minds.
-How anxiety, doubt and stress are emotional resistances that all writers and creative people will deal with their entire lives.
-The importance of knowing why you want to do something creative like writing a book so that you can get through all of the resistances that you encounter along your journey.
-How to know when it is time to walk away from a project, temporarily or permanently.
-More information about Author Accelerator.
Jennie’s Final Push will motivate you to realize why your story is important to you!
“If you’re writing aimlessly, it’s easy to not end up anywhere.”
“A book is an incredibly linear thing. But a book is not written in a linear fashion and a lot of writers get into trouble when they think that it is.”
“Even the most successful writers are having the same struggles as you. It doesn’t end.”
“Project: easy. Editorial solution: easy. It’s the emotion that’s hard.”
“Why do you care about this particular story. Why? What about it is calling you and moving you?”
“Writing is hard for so many reasons. But it shouldn’t be painful.”
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