A recent visitor to my website asked, “Why do you write? I see you have great experience and awareness but I’m curious about something I didn’t see. WHY do you write?”
My dream was to be a singer until I heard my voice, which led to dancing. Not. Two left feet!
Seriously…as long as I can remember I have loved to write. It was in my DNA. When I was 10, I’d go to work with my father―an editor for one of the local newspapers―on Saturday. I’d stand next to him as we watched the pressmen place the metal pieces of type on the linotype press. The huge cylinders would spin at lightning speed, transferring the ink to the large sheets of paper. I can still remember the smell of the ink and the sight of my father overseeing the “run” with that thick black charcoal pencil tucked behind his ear. (BTW: I still use those pencils!)
If that wasn’t enough, my mother wrote poetry.
I knew I wanted to be just like them. I wanted to be a writer. Writing became my passion. I wrote stories, poems and letters and kept journals. I would write on napkins, matchbook covers, little scraps of paper—whatever was nearby when an idea popped into my head.
Today, I’m the President and CEO of The Ys One Writing Service. In my 35 years, I have seen every facet of the writing world–as the featured guest writing expert on a weekly radio talk show, the recipient of numerous writing and editing awards and accolades and the coach and editor for several best-selling authors.
I also have built one of the most supportive online communities for writers where members daily experience “The Write Way.”
This year, I launched my coaching program, Write Your Best-Selling Book. It’s not your typical program. I’ll show you how to put all your fears and insecurities aside so you can turn your most important life experiences, knowledge and wisdom into a best-selling book.
So if you’re ready, let’s get writing!