Live your most inspiring and creative life

Focus is a big part of living a creative life and getting our work done.

New Scientist has an interesting article on the topic of focusing to get our work done: “7 ways to tame your wandering mind and achieve better focus.”

I especially love #4 “Daydream during breaks.” One of my favorite pastimes!

Focus On What Matters

Learn more creativity tips for writing at this upcoming free video series, Write Your Story, Heal Your Life Summit: Make a Living from Your Writing and Art, hosted by Alaura O’Dell, writer, writing coach, artist, and entrepreneur.

Alaura recently interviewed me for her free upcoming video series. We chatted about overcoming writers block and play.

She’s created this educational and informational interview series for anyone who is interested in transforming lives (including their own) with their art and who wants to make a living while doing it.

Alaura personally knows the power of the written word and art to transform and heal.

In the interviews, she opens up about going from a childhood living in the slums of London to having a successful career in the music and art world.

After many years as an entrepreneurial artist, Alaura decided to dedicate her life to writing and coaching others in their creative endeavors.

At age 45, she enrolled in university for the first time. In 2016, she received her MFA in Writing and Consciousness, and she now works full-time as a writer and writing coach.

Alaura is a firm believer in writing as a tool for anyone (whether self-identified writer and artist or not) to live their most inspiring and creative life.

In this complimentary, educational series, Alaura interviews internationally best-selling authors, publishers, writing coaches (including me!), artists, and entrepreneurs—many who make incomes of six figures and up.

The interviews cover a wide-range of subjects, including:

• Finding the Courage to Write Your Story
• Delving into the Stories of Your Family & Ancestors
• Finding a Publisher for Your Book
• All the Information You Need to Know on How to Self-Publish
• Hiring a Writing Coach
• Starting Your Book
• Finishing Your Book—and Selling It!
• How To Have Amazon Publish Your Book
• And, How To Turn Your Book Into A Screenplay

In this interview series you will learn everything (well, almost everything) you’ve always wanted to know about how to finally get your artistic work out into the world, using writing and art to heal, and making a living from your art, as a writer, artist, coach, entrepreneur, or all of the above.

If you want to finish your book, start your book, share your personal story, and find out how to share it with the world, this is the series I recommend watching. There are so many resources and free gifts! (I have a gift for the attendees!)

Here is the link to register and have the series delivered to you for free.

Write Your Story, Heal Your Life

Enjoy! See you there!

Happy Writing!

All my best,

PS. Just a note to let you know that our homestudy, self-paced course Plan Your Novel: 30-Day Writing Challenge Homestudy course, Planning for Pantsers will go up to $80 as of June 1st. It’s $60 currently.

Photo of the Day

I love these roses that live down the street. Double Delight, I believe is their name. They smell delightful — sweet and delicious. I’ve been trimming the bush, as it lives in a patch of land near the street. I feel as if she’s my friend. Do you have plant friends you’ve adopted in your neighborhood?


Beth Barany is creativity coach for writers, a teacher, workshop facilitator, and speaker, helping writers address overwhelm and confusion so that they can write, market, and publish their fiction. And make it fun!

Owner of the Barany School of Fiction, an online training hub, Beth takes great interest in how humans learn, create, and grow, and includes all her students’ life experiences, including the ancestors, into the moment. Check out the comprehensive Plan Your Novel course here. Currently $60. Price goes up to $80 on June 1st.

She also writes magical tales of romance and adventure to empower women and girls to jump into life with both feet and be the heroes in their own lives. Check out her Henrietta series here (YA Fantasy) and her Touchstone series here (Fantasy/Paranormal Romance).

Support her mission to empower women and girls with her fiction on Patreon here.

Read her latest book for writers, Twitter for Authors, here.


You may also like...