Coach Marla Beck

brilliant vision

ignite your writing-flame

Why do you burn to write?  Here’s what Swiss philosopher, Henri F. Amiel, has to say on the subject: “It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the […]

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This image is one of the few I took when I flew back home to DC and Maryland recently. c. 2015 Marla Beck It’s haunted me a bit, since I took it. Every time I gaze at the bird and the hotel in the background, I feel more alive and awake. Here’s why. 1. Seeing […]

Next Best Writing Project

Ready to begin your next writing project? Congratulations!  Let’s make sure you’re pursuing the best writing project for you, so you can avoid the malaise and burnout that can happen when you forget to honor all of who you are. Watch below to learn a new kind of decision-making for your writing career: Remember:  when […]

ignite your writing-flame

It’s been a very exciting few weeks here.  In the past three weeks, writers from across the U.S. have been telling me how coaching is helping them move their writing projects forward.  I’m so excited for them! – One writer drafted her most recent book in record time. – Another writer is this close to […]

sidewalk

  It was a cold D.C. morning, March 1993. “Look a’ her!  “Takin’ a pitcher o’ that ol’ broom…” I’d framed the shot carefully, and as I clicked the shutter, two street guys slowly trudged by. “Uhn-huh,” said his friend, shaking his head. I looked up. Although I’d been delighted by the moment, happily documenting […]

Clarity

Don’t let it fool you, dear writer. That unfinished novel may look like an innocent,  overstuffed file in your desk drawer, but you and I know better:  the manuscript you’ve been avoiding or putting off for months (or years) can be downright dangerous. Why? Unfinished novels sap your creative energy. Everything unfinished in a writer’s […]

Free Teleclasses

  [You might want to read “six long years”  for some backstory…] When I looked up from my guitar last night, at one point I knew we were rocking the house.  Why? Because wide-eyed pre-teen and a frail grandmother sat smiling at separate tables, bobbing their heads in time to the music. Felt great. But […]

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