Coach Marla Beck

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Who makes up all these writing rules we read about on the internet? “Real writers write every single day.”   “The more you write the better.  Push through and write.”   “Real writers get up to write early in the morning.” While these practices work well for many people, they certainly don’t determine who is […]

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Are you finding it difficult to make your writing a priority? Have you been less productive than you’d like? Feel like you’re working vaguely, and without purpose? Your writing, like any living thing, needs care and nourishment to thrive. Read on for 5 of my favorite strategies to make your writing a meaningful priority once […]

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Over the winter holiday, I took my daughter to the DeYoung Museum in nearby San Francisco. We had the good fortune to snag a private tour, and together we weaved through the stately building, looking at women-made sculptures and learning much about art history and appreciation from our European-born docent. Our guide wrapped up the […]

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I’ve always been drawn to paradox.  As an undergraduate in economics, my mind felt like popcorn popping in a skillet when I encountered the curiosity and elegance of Marxian dialectical thinking.  A few years later, as an enthusiastic Jungian analysand, I slowly learned to solve problems in a new way, by “embracing the tension between […]

Marla and Pamela

Last week, I took a risk. As you know, I’ve been guiding writers and busy professionals to get back to writing for over a decade.  It’s thrilling to see them become so fulfilled, passionate and productive through our work together! I’ve spoken so intimately and often to my writer-clients that they’ve become part of my […]

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Today I’d like you to meet Pamela Toler, an author, historian and long-time coaching client of mine. Pamela just published “Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War,” a companion history to the new PBS series about the women who worked as nurses in the Civil War. Pamela’s book is an Amazon […]

Getting Happy

“It is the soul’s duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.”    – Rebecca West  Well that’s a bit of a tall order…isn’t it? Yet this week, during my coaching calls, several of my writer-clients had big  breakthroughs along these lines… One writer reclaimed a deep passion […]

“You’re imperfect and wired for struggle,” says Brene Brown, “but you are worthy…” You are worthy. Stop for a moment. Pretend you believe “I am worthy, just as I am.” Pretend you believe it down to your bones. Now will you show up differently in the world?  More confident?  Visible?  Unapologetic? For those of you […]

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“We don’t live in eternity,” says Marie Beynon Ray — “Begin doing what you want to do now… “We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.” We don’t live in eternity. If you feel the truth of this sentence down to your bones, this tells me […]

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If you want to fire up your writing career and fall back in love with your life again, you don’t need a writing coach. You need an expert mentor and intuitive catalyst who’s completely invested in helping you honor your talent and become more YOU in the world. Someone who will: challenge you to think […]

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