Coach Marla Beck

brilliant creativity


Are you traveling over the holidays? Wondering if you should try to write or not over your break? Happy to help you decide whether or not to pack the laptop. Today, an article from the archives… “Ask the Writing Coach: Should I Take My Computer on Vacation?” Catherine, a freelance writer, asks, “I leave town […]

life from inside out

Last night I stayed up late, researching Christmas presents online. I bookmarked items and filled my shopping cart. I made mental lists and discovered a few items I might like, too. Quite a lot of mental energy and time can go into holiday gift-giving, yes? As this year’s season of celebration and generosity unfolds, I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cornfield-c. 2011-2015- Marla

My father’s from a farming family in Southern Ohio. I never lived there, but growing up, we made annual pilgrimage to visit my cousins and the cornfields. This past weekend was our annual family reunion. One of the highlights for me, besides hugging on my many cousins and watching my 8-year-old daughter bond with my […]

How to Flow with Fear

“To fear is one thing,” says Katherine Paterson, author of Jacob I Have Loved. “To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.” Isn’t that the truth? The Many Faces of Fear I coach a lot of different writers in my practice. Many writers I work with are degreed, self-aware […]

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