Coach Marla Beck

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c. 2015 Marla Beck I’m on a 6am flight out of San Francisco, headed to D.C. as I write this. Tomorrow my 8-year-old daughter and I will visit my mom on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. For now, my little one is drifting to sleep on her tray table with a squishy travel pillow under […]

Hello writers! Have you been feeling sluggish lately? Lost your zing and clarity for writing? If so, today’s “Quick Tip for Writers” is a mini kick-in-the-pants.   Click below watch it: After you watch, feel free to share you comments or questions with us over on my Facebook page: Have a productive, happy writing day!

Being a grownup writer can be fun, right? You can earn money in the marketplace with your writing, if you choose… You can help make the world a better place by volunteering or writing for organizations you care about… You’ve got the skills you need to develop interesting ideas, combine new elements, pursue new lines […]

  ‘Tis the season to be…overwhelmed? Holidays for anyone can be tough.  Holidays for writers can be especially challenging! – We want to enjoy the festivities and celebrate, give gifts and perhaps travel to be with our families… – We want to entertain friends and family without too much stress or resentment… – We want […]

If you’re a successful mid-career freelancer, I know something about you already: You’re smart.  You’re savvy.   And if you’re in my community, I’ll bet your writing career is going pretty well, too. But if you think you could be happier — better paid, more fulfilled or more engaged with your writing assignments — I’d like […]

  Not long ago I realized just how off-track my mornings had become. I was checking my email upon waking and sampling blog stats before breakfast. Under the guise of “keeping up with business” I was cramming my mornings with “busyness.” No surprise that my days began to lack energy and inspiration! Use these three simple suggestions to fine-tune your […]

  Recently I coached several mom writers who decided that they were too lazy to achieve their writing goals.  When I heard their stories and harsh self-judgments, it really broke my heart.  I wasn’t convinced they were “lazy” at all.  And I’m not convinced you are, either.  If you’re prone to feeling like a Lazy Writer, please […]

“Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn.”  — Leo Tolstoy Artists and yogis alike speak of the power of “inner light” — a subtle but powerful beam of insight, strength […]

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