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Captivating Copy I help aspiring authors and dream-driven entrepreneurs create books and products that help them to expand their influence, achieve their goals, and delight their readers.

I’m a creative copy writer with a serious stubborn streak to never let complicated systems or intimidating situations stand in my way. I'm all about championing solo entrepreneurs by inspiring them to take brave steps forward, even when things seem scary or overwhelming, with confidence knowing they've got someone in their corner who is rooting for them - no matter what.

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When opportunity knocks, are you ready?From personal experience, I can tell you that it’s shocking to me how many people...
12/22/2020
How to create your own media kit | Captivating Copy

When opportunity knocks, are you ready?

From personal experience, I can tell you that it’s shocking to me how many people are NOT ready to promote their book/product/service when sudden opportunities open up to them. If you have a product or service you provide, it’s essential to have a media kit ready to go at any time or place. Even if you’re a solopreneur with a very small budget, it’s easy to DIY the basics. That's why I'm sharing my thoughts on the blog today for how to create your own media kit - the perfect task for your New Year's list. https://getcaptivatingcopy.com/how-to-create-your-own-media-kit/ #mediakit #freemediakit

How to create your own media kit When opportunity knocks, are you ready? From personal experience, I can tell you that it’s shocking to me how many people are NOT ready to promote their book/product/service when sudden opportunities open up to them. If you have a product or service you provide, it...

Setbacks? So what? Failure is a chance to learn, grow and adjust your actions so you stay on the right path. The next ti...
04/06/2020

Setbacks? So what? Failure is a chance to learn, grow and adjust your actions so you stay on the right path. The next time something doesn't quite work out the way you wanted, that's when you need to DOUBLE-DOWN!

It's an empowering mindset that will get you over the inevitable blocks that try to hold us back. Who will this work for? Umm, everyone! Writing, weight loss, building a business, relationships, fitness, wealth building, etc.

Monday is a great day to start a new habit, why not add "doubling-down" to your routine? How are you going to Double-Down on your dreams today - I'd love to know!

Many people think I just write or edit books. But what I really do is give people the confidence and tools they need to ...
03/31/2020

Many people think I just write or edit books. But what I really do is give people the confidence and tools they need to check “author” off their bucket list. (Instead of saying “next year I’ll do it”)

You see, when clients come to me with a manuscript and a dream, I help them turn it into a gorgeous, professional book with all the trimmings. AND I show them how to list it on Amazon, sell from their website, and use it to elevate their reputation and their business.

Publishing your book like the pros? Totally do-able for ANYONE.

Making a dream come true? PRICELESS!

Email or DM if you would like to discuss further… I’d love to chat with you!

What scares you when it comes to your business? When clients first start working with me, many are afraid that the words...
03/16/2020

What scares you when it comes to your business? When clients first start working with me, many are afraid that the words they’ve written for the book they dream of just aren’t "good enough."

I have something I love to share with them. And with you, if you’re thinking the same thing. If you are writing from the heart, sharing what you know deep down, if you’re being real and honest, and trying to serve, then your book is sure to be MORE than just good enough.

When fear hits about your book idea, ask yourself this:

> Am I writing from a place of service?

> Am I sharing truths I live, breathe and act on in my own life?

> Will what I write have the potential to create a positive change in the life of even just a few specific people?

If you answer YES – then baby you’ve got this, and you’re meant to be an author!

What an honor! Voted as one of the Top 10 most requested and watched presentations of the Women in Publishing Summit, th...
03/09/2020

What an honor! Voted as one of the Top 10 most requested and watched presentations of the Women in Publishing Summit, they're replaying my Writing Tips & Resources presentation today, all day, for free, no signups required!

If you just celebrated #nationalwomensday, and want to celebrate how women authors are crushing it in the writing and publishing world today, this is the perfect way to jump start your week and your writing inspo.

Joining me on the panel are fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction published authors and editors, all sharing our very best tips and strategies for writing, editing and turning book dreams into reality. I hope you'll check it out. All day today (Monday) at www.womeninpublishingsummit.com.

Breaking News! Today my exclusive interview with Write, Publish, Sell with Alexa Bigwarfe for the Women in Publishing Su...
03/03/2020
Women in Publishing Summit

Breaking News! Today my exclusive interview with Write, Publish, Sell with Alexa Bigwarfe for the Women in Publishing Summit goes live and I can't be more excited!
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OMG friends, this was so much fun! Our panel of experienced authors and book writing professionals had some serious zing-tastic energy going as we shared the best Writing Tips and Resources we know, use, and trust.
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Want to boost your writing chops? Interested in our strategies for bringing our A-game to everything we write? We share it all, baby!
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If you're registered, check today's email for the link to access. If not, you can get free access still using this link: bit.ly/WIPSummit2020. Confused? DM me, I'll help you out.

Here's that link again, just in case: bit.ly/WIPSummit2020

CALLING ALL AUTHORS (or women who dream of becoming an author!) The Women in Publishing Summit starts TODAY, (March 2) a...
03/02/2020
Women in Publishing Summit

CALLING ALL AUTHORS (or women who dream of becoming an author!) The Women in Publishing Summit starts TODAY, (March 2) and if you have a secret passion for anything to do with books, like writing, publishing, editing, graphic design, children’s books, daily planners, journals or even adult coloring books, this is for YOU!

The Women in Publishing Summit features more than 70 women bringing their A-game to share tips, tools, secrets, and resources for successfully writing, publishing, and selling a lot of books!

They are pulling out the red carpet for a line-up that will leave you feeling encouraged, inspired, and supported in your writing and publishing journey.

I’m honored to be a part of the summit – now in its 3rd year – and hope you get a chance to watch my presentation (tomorrow!) on writing tips and resources for authors just getting started.

Don’t miss out – details and signups for this FREE event are here: bit.ly/WIPSummit2020

The Ultimate Place for Women Writers

If you have anything to do with books like writing, publishing, editing, graphic design, children’s books, daily planner...
02/24/2020
Women in Publishing Summit

If you have anything to do with books like writing, publishing, editing, graphic design, children’s books, daily planners, journals and even adult coloring books, this is for YOU!
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The Women in Publishing Summit starts March 2 and is an ALL FEMALE online publishing conference ever with more than 70 women bringing their A-game to share tips, tools, secrets, and resources for successfully writing, publishing, and selling a lot of books!
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I’m honored to be a part of the summit – now in its 3rd year – and hope you get a chance to watch my presentation on writing tips and resources for authors just getting started.
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Don’t miss out – details and signups for this FREE event are available here: http://bit.ly/WIPSummit2020.
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#womeinpublishingsummit #timesup #womenshistorymonth #author #selfpublishing #writer #ampublishing #ghostwriter #bookeditor #bitesizebooks #writingtips #authorsofig #authortips

The Ultimate Place for Women Writers

I’m seeing a lot of new faces here, and you may not know what I do. So here goes....I’m a book editor, self-publishing s...
02/04/2020

I’m seeing a lot of new faces here, and you may not know what I do. So here goes....I’m a book editor, self-publishing specialist, and that friend you have who always makes you smile or feel better about yourself.
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That means that I work with authors, entrepreneurs and business owners a lot, especially ones who are writing or self-publishing books to support business growth.
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The SURPRISE audience I’ve found are people with a desire to create a legacy that will help others.
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As a book editor, I help authors make sure their manuscripts are polished and ready for publishing. And I work with frustrated authors who might be stuck, but need a little help/direction/loving nudge to get to the finish line.
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As a self-publishing specialist, I offer guidance and services for taking manuscripts through the design-print-publish stages so they can be sold online and shared where they are needed.
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As a Legacy Leader, I’ve found this hidden talent to help people identify and implement their ideas for taking their talents and passion and creating something that leaves a lasting positive impression on an audience that truly, deeply needs it. Sound amazing? Oh, it is! DM me if you’re intrigued and I’ll be happy to dish!
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I love what I do! If you just found me and we haven’t chatted yet, I’d love to know: What brought you to my page – and what is your dream?

December can be hectic, right? For every peaceful moment you get with steaming mugs of spiced cider or cozy evenings by ...
12/06/2019

December can be hectic, right? For every peaceful moment you get with steaming mugs of spiced cider or cozy evenings by the fire, there’s worrying about writing the perfect cards for friends and family, sending thank you’s to clients, customers and your fave people, oh and don’t forget about all the social media and business writing projects you’ve got to keep up on. Hello, stress city, am I right?

I’ve got just what you need to get your Zen back! My newsletter is an oasis of upbeat, simplified, streamlined and super fun writing ideas, stories that make you smile, insider peeks, and all the permission you need to write what you want, when you want, and no stress out about it.

Sneak peek: this month I’m providing lots of idea for writing the perfect thank you’s, holiday greetings, and all you need for thoughtful, captivating notes to important people. If you struggle with this, I’ve got your answers!

I’d love for you to join my writing crew by signing up on my website. (Link on the Contact page, or just click through here: http://eepurl.com/c7cH9z) See you in your Inbox!

Writing the perfect card may sound easy, but oh baby, it definitely is not! You want it to be fresh, personal, and memor...
12/02/2019

Writing the perfect card may sound easy, but oh baby, it definitely is not! You want it to be fresh, personal, and memorable. AND it needs to be totally different from the cards you’ve sent in the past. Have no fear - I've got you covered. Check out these 20 ideas I've shared for unique holiday card messages: http://getcaptivatingcopy.com/20-holiday-card-messages-for-small-businesses/

November's NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) theme brings a lot of pressure with it. And who needs that at this t...
11/19/2019

November's NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) theme brings a lot of pressure with it. And who needs that at this time of year? That's why I'm sharing ideas for small writing projects perfect for busy holiday schedules that can still get you some pretty great results. #nanowrimo
On the blog today: http://getcaptivatingcopy.com/small-writing-projects-perfect-for-the-holidays/

Is my book idea good enough... Am I crazy to think I can do this.... Who am I kidding, not that many people will see wha...
11/15/2019
The Power of One | Captivating Copy

Is my book idea good enough... Am I crazy to think I can do this.... Who am I kidding, not that many people will see what I do, so why am I putting so much effort into it?”

Ever have those thoughts?

I’m sure you’re like me and have a lot of ideas swirling around in your head. Some come and go quickly, but others build and grow and stick in your head. They link from your mind to your heart and you start to burn to let them out.

But there’s that mean-girl voice inside that tries to hold you back. “You’re just getting started … You don’t have enough time … You don’t have enough followers … No one is going to want that.”

When this happens, and I’m unsure if I should pursue my big idea, this is what helps me decide if it's go-time!

On the blog here: http://getcaptivatingcopy.com/the-power-of-one/

The Power of One “Is my book idea good enough?” “Am I crazy to think I can do this?” “Who am I kidding, not that many people will see what I do, so why am I putting so much effort into it?” Ever have those thoughts? OMG, I do for sure. How about every single time I’ve had an idea about...

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Creating bite-size books & fun products that help your business grow

I work with people who have big dreams, lots to do, and hate overwhelm. They want to share their talents, ideas and message through books or other creative written products, but aren’t sure how to get started. (Or they got started, but are stuck and can’t make it to the finish line.)

I use my ninja writing and editing skills developed during my years as a journalist (former editor for the Los Angeles Times here) to help aspiring authors and dream-driven entrepreneurs create books and products that help them to expand their influence, achieve their goals, and delight their readers.

My super power is transforming big ideas that seem overwhelming into delightful, bite-size projects that deliver big results. Best example? My FREE Bite-Size Books Challenge!

Have fun, dig around here, download a bunch of free stuff on my website and say hi! I can’t wait to hear what you’ve got going on : )

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Looking forward to Dawn Mena of Captivating Copy to re-create my bio for me so it really tells my story. Dawn is a former newspaper editor and incredibly bright and talented!