Coach Marla Beck

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Let’s talk about consistency. A habitual writing practice is some of the best medicine out there!  My clients tell me they feel more intuitive, more alive and more happy when they’re writing on a regular basis.  They get fresh ideas for essays and articles.  They revel in the creative river of ideas they begin to […]

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This week, a woman I’ll call Jenny told me what I hear so often from aspiring non-fiction authors:  her book project?  It’s stuck.  Jenny is so stuck that her book idea – that concept she was passionate about years ago, has remained on her hard drive, neglected and abandoned for years. One day, Jenny told […]

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I still remember the first time I saw my husband on a skateboard. Years ago, he was still my boyfriend, and one day I drove towards the road he lived on for a visit. As I rolled up to a two-way stop sign in his neighborhood, I saw Jon speed by in front of me […]

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As a seasoned coach for writers, I get angry when I see smart people struggle to reclaim their passion, fire up their productivity and finish writing their books. Sometimes they call themselves lazy. Sometimes they minimize writing’s importance in their lives. Sometimes, they give up on their dreams. If you’ve tried to reschedule your time […]

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Just after New Year, I reviewed the past year to make a list of meaningful accomplishments. I also reflected on my most productive creative times: what worked? Why? In today’s video, filmed fresh off a hiking trail, I’ll share with you two of my most productive moments of 2016. Hope you’ll find something you can […]

Looking for a quick fix to help your writing sessions become more focused and productive? Today I’m sharing with you two of my favorite productivity hacks for writers. They’re simple. They’re fun. And best of all, they work! With love from your coach, Marla

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Are you struggling with a creative project that’s lost its verve and fire?  I was recently, too. Allow me share with you a little story about how I shifted a treasured project from uninspired to magical.  Then, read on for the 3 simple strategies I used, so you can start reviving your own bone-dry creative […]

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In the United States we are celebrating Thanksgiving Day, my most favorite holiday of the year!  My family is gathering in Lake Tahoe for a few days, and if I haven’t already started my signature Dutch apple pies by the time you read this, I’ll certainly be gearing up to soon.  (I don’t eat sweets, […]

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It’s time I shared something with you. Behind the scenes these past few years, I’ve walked through some health challenges that would knock any strong woman off the tracks. The radiation and chemotherapy treatments I received at ages 23 and 25 cured my lymphoma but, starting in 2012, these same treatments began to cause a […]

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I hope this message finds you well! You may remember me writing to you last week about making a few changes in my life, after discovering I was off-track with some of the activities that make me happiest. If you can relate, today’s video is for you!  Watch below to learn a very simple, often […]

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