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Hi! I'm Claire! An enthusiastic and imaginative author coach who uses way too many exclamation points, talks too much about my beloved pittie mix, Kira, and is fueled by inspiring and motivating fellow writers! From concept to creation, I help self-published and aspiring self-published novelists write unforgettable and unputdownable books by creating a deep and meaningful connection with their stories that ultimately creates a deep and meaningful connection with their readers! Sign up today to get a coupon for 10% off anything in my digital shop!

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[Toucan Tuesday] There are 3 rules for writing a novel

Finally Write Your Novel Hi Reader! We just wrapped up the Novel-Worthy Idea Live Challenge and had SO MUCH FUN! If you want to get on the waitlist for the next one, you can do so here. Today is all about the rules to writing a novel... “There are three rules to writing a novel. Unfortunately nobody can remember what they are.” - Somerset Maugham. I read the above quote in a book called Dark Thoughts on Writing, which is one of those collections of question answers from famous writers, which...

Finally Write Your Novel Hi Reader! A month or so ago, I had a tarot reading done (yep, I'm that chick) from Joanna Hennon, a "medium" of sorts I have followed for a few years. I got to ask Joanna's spirit guides three questions. One of them was, “What does my audience need from me most right now?” Her guides told me that you need me to show you that you have choices. That there are infinite possibilities available to you, but you either may not know about the choices, or you feel there are...

Finally Write Your Novel Hi Reader! A writer's nightmare is losing her work because she failed to hit save or back things up. But that's not what I'm talking bout today While writing up the content for the Dull to Dynamic masterclass, I found I wasn’t exactly excited about putting this one out into the world as a masterclass (maybe because the word masterclass has negative connotations for me). Anyway, instead of creating a masterclass, I’m going to create a mini-course with a PDF...

Finally Write Your Novel Hi Reader! I hope your week is off to an amazing start! Just wanted to send you a quick thank you, whether you registered for the Novel-Worthy Idea Live Challenge or not. Thank you for sticking around and not unsubscribing. Thank you for being here, liking what I do and what I have to say! Though registration has closed, you can get on the waitlist for the next live round by clicking here (the link goes to a generic "clicked" page, but will magically add you to the...

Finally Write Your Novel Hi Reader! Last week I shared a quote I saw in a graphic (here it is again to remind you), "Someday, you’re going to be someone’s favorite author." There is one key way to become someone’s favorite fiction author and that is to have a book out in the world for them to read. The first step? Having a story idea you are confident in and that you connect with deeply, so you are excited to not only write it, but finish it. I believe in you. I believe in your dream to write...

Finally Write Your Novel Hi Reader! Once upon a time I saw a graphic that said, Someday, you're going to be someone's favorite author. I loved it so much, I saved it and every once in a while I look at it fondly. I should probably print it and put it on my wall! The world needs stories. There’s so much turmoil and unrest. So much conflict. People need ways to escape mentally. They need to read about characters that remind them of themselves going through similar struggles. They need...

Finally Write Your Novel Hi Reader! Almost every writer I know has at least one writing friend. Most of them have a whole group they hang out with. We love being around like-minded folk! We also love to share our favorite writing tools and courses with them... right? RIGHT??? RIGHT! Which is why I'm super excited to announce the launch of Toucan Tokens! “What is a Toucan Token?” you ask? BEHOLD!!! Isn't it glorious??? So shiny. So sparkly! Toucan Tokens are dollar for dollar (US dollars)...

Finally Write Your Novel Hi Reader! My husband and I will be celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary this year. The subject of this email harkens back to our second first date (story for another time) in which I handed him a note that asked: "Will you go to the movies with me?" followed by yes and no. Obviously he circled yes. And no, we weren't in high school. I was in my mid-twenties and he was nearing 30! Today's toucan mail is short! I had a last minute idea! I literally just decided to...

Finally Write Your Novel Hi Reader! I mentioned on Wednesday that I ran a survey as part of launching the You Can, Toucan! business. If you’re new around here, you may not have heard about this, but if you’ve been around since the get go, you’re likely sick and tired of hearing about it! Instead of bogging you down with a bunch of numbers and stats, let’s just say this: 51% of authors surveyed already had a scheduled writing time. 67% of them don’t always show up. The top reasons? Tired...

Finally Write Your Novel Hi Reader! I'm back again to tell you aaaaaaaallll about CAN DO and why it's important. In case you don’t know, CAN DO stands for: Cultivate Awareness Activate Your Time Nix Excuses Diligently Show Up Overtake Your Goals Instead of writing a wordy email about what each step is and why it’s important in creating a writing habit that’ll stick, I wrote an article! Check out “What CAN DO can do for you” here **Full disclosure/confession: this article is hacked together...