2021 Share Your Story Writing Summit
Wendy H Jones
International Award-Winning Author Wendy H. Jones lives in Scotland, where her police procedural series featuring DI Shona McKenzie is set. Wendy has led a varied and adventurous life. Her love for adventure led to her joining the Royal Navy to undertake nurse training, after which she joined the Army where she served as an Officer for a further 17 years.
The Business of Writing
As a professional writer, Wendy knows that to be successful you need to treat your writing as a business. She will share how she does that, and what are the most important steps to success.
Victoria is a thought leadership consultant and strategic ghostwriter, living near London, UK.
She works with entrepreneurs, business owners, c-level executives, start-ups, SMEs and, corporates to plan, create and implement high-profile thought leadership campaigns. Victoria works with her clients to produce business books (through Rethink Press), white papers, case studies, keynotes, and articles.
Ghostwriting for Thought Leadership
What is thought leadership, and how do you plan, create, and implement a successful thought leadership strategy?
Trish Springsteen is a Creative Business Consultant, Australia’s Leading Expert in Empowering Introverts, a multi international award winning mentor, speaker coach, visibility mentor and an award winning international bestselling author. Clients work with Trish because want to showcase their business to be more visible, making it easy for their clients to find them. They know she can help them have the confidence and self-belief to make speaking easy.
Known for her love of Purple Trish can be found mentoring and empowering introverts, authors and advocates helping them to stand out. And no you don’t have to love Purple to work with Trish though it does help ….
Leaving a Legacy
Trish shares the importance of sharing your story.
Tanzila Zaman is a multi award winning Coach, Author, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur and Radio TV Host. She runs successful Women & Parent Empowerment Programmes for her London community as well as internationally. She is a finalist for Women Empowerment Leader 2020. She is an aspiring Global Mother Language Ambassador and founder of Bank of Ideas CIC, UK & cofounder of SKILLXCELLENCE.
Mind Your Mother Tongue
Tanzila promotes Mother tongue Globally for multicultural Parents, and authored the Inspirational book for Global Diverse Parents named MIND YOUR MOTHER TONGUE.
Her biggest mission is to inspire & empower 250 million immigrant parents to save their mother tongue, future generations & legacy!
Samantha Houghton is an award-winning author, multi-published and bestselling intuitive ghostwriter and inspirational memoir book mentor. She has supported dozens of authors globally to authentically write and publish their transformational stories to impact the world and to provide compassion and motivation to those who need to hear compelling stories.
How a Ghostwriter can Vastly Reduce the Headaches of Writing a Book
What a good ghostwriter can do for you / the methods they use / the input form the author client required and debunking any other myths behind what they do.
Ruth Leigh is a freelance writer with a large portfolio of clients, including several Christian charities, a luxury estate agent, a period homes specialist and a trainer specialising in transactional analysis. She has just published her first novel, the diary of Isabella M Smugge and speaks regularly at groups and meetings. She lives with her family in beautiful East Suffolk, UK.
How to start your freelance writing career, and why you want to.
Rosalyn Palmer is an award-winning Transformational Therapist and Coach in private practice offering Advanced Rapid Transformational Therapy/Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP coaching. She helps high performing businesswomen and men to recover from burnout and develop lives of balance and joy again.
Finding Your Voice
What if you could gain a deeper insight mind and via the latest in neuroscientific research learn how to change old neural pathways (patterns of experience/emotion/belief/behavior) and replace them with new, positive, intentional commands?
Author coach Nasreen Variyawa is a three times Amazon best selling author and currently spends their time coaching aspiring authors into realising their first published books. An editor and ghostwriter too, their newly established consultancy Nasreeniology Pro Authoring is responsible for at least 17 books in 7 years. Their span of work includes memoir , self development, creative non fiction, poetry and short story fiction.
Health Benefits Through Journal Writing
How journaling can help you heal.
Mary Bergida DeLuca
Entering into stories has always been a quintessential aspect of Mary’s personality -- being highly sensitive to the emotional resonance of human interaction. Many years and stories later, these habits culminated in earning a Masters of Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University in 2015.
7 Strengths of Highly Sensitive Writers
Do you often feel overwhelmed by life and incredibly sensitive around or protective of your writing process? If so, you may be a highly sensitive person (HSP) and writer.
Maressa Mortimer lives in the beautiful Cotswolds, England with her husband and four (adopted) children. Her debut novel, Sapphire Beach, was published December 2019, and her first self published novel, Walled City came out on December 5th 2020, as her own St Nicholas present to the world!
Writing with Coffee and Chaos
How to live vicariously through writing, even when you have sticky fingerprints, crayon marks, and food on you.
Lois Wagner: Your friend for forgiveness. Helping you move from victim to survivor to thriver and beyond to freedom, after facing a life or business challenge or adversity. Lois lost a business and went bankrupt, she was attacked, raped, and left for dead, she was forced into retirement, and experienced many other challenges. Her work is based on these personal major adversities and life experiences. Lois learned to forgive (she forgave the rapist and the business partner who betrayed her) and to move on to a more rewarding and fulfilling life)
From Frozen to Flow
How do you formulate that difficult story? That story of fear and fury? How can writing take you from that place of fear or failure to a place of focus and flow?
Lisa McGrath is an International Bestselling Author and Speaker, National Board Certified Teacher, and Achievement Coach. She helps entrepreneurs, coaches, and aspiring authors capture their personal stories for professional purposes; her clients get published to leverage their personal stories for compelling messaging and marketing.
Lisa has been featured in Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Medium, and Elephant Journal. She has followed the philosophy of the Indian Proverb A House With Four Rooms that advocates doing something daily for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
As an Achievement Coach, she offers inspirational, practical, and spiritual guidance. She teaches busy men and women to find clarity, purpose, and direction with the intentional acts that help them achieve their goals and live their Intentional Life with her online coaching programs, including the exclusive Achieve with UNLIMITED Laser Coaching program.
Lauren Sapala is the author of The INFJ Writer, Firefly Magic: Heart Powered Marketing for Highly Sensitive Writers, and The INFJ Revolution, as well as The West Coast Trilogy, an autobiographical fiction series. She is also a writing coach for writers of the INFJ and INFP personality type and blogs about writing, creativity and personality theory.
Conquering Severe Procrastination and Perfectionism
An introduction to a more intuitive writing method for writers who identify as empathetic, highly sensitive, and creative.
Larissa is an Entrepreneur, International Best Selling Author, Speaker, Artist, Coach and Healer. She is the Founder of Creative U, an online coaching and learning platform that helps women step into their authenticity with the help of creativity.
The Hero's Journey
What formula works no matter what story you're telling? The Hero’s Journey. Follow as you are led through the ageless story path to your best story yet.
The Healing Journey of Writing
How writing can take you from dazed and confused to opening into your most authentic self.
Kelly Falardeau is a burn survivor since the age of 2 on 75% of her body. She found a way to go from near-death to success; from the ugly scar-faced girl to the TEDx stage twice, Fierce Woman of the Year, a 7x International Best-Selling Author, recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal & YWCA Woman of Distinction. A documentary about her life story called "Still Beautiful" launched on TV plus Goalcast launched a video that has almost 10 million views. Now she's a full-time Amazon Best-Selling Strategist, coaching people to become best-selling authors. Global TV named Kelly one of the "Most Inspirational People of 2020" on Christmas day 2020.
How to Publish Your Book in 7 Easy Steps
Many people think book publishing is a mystery...All it takes is 7 steps to write and publish your book.
Karen Williams is The Book Mentor. Having started out in business in 2006, and writing her first book in 2009, she knows the difference that writing a book can make to your business when done well. She has worked with hundreds of coaches, consultants and other business experts who have a story to tell or a message to share, taking them from idea to final manuscript. Many of which have become Amazon bestsellers, book award finalists, and successful business building tools. She regularly features on podcasts and interviews and has been a speaker for Athena, Women’s Business Clubs, the Alliance of Independent Authors, and is a TEDx speaker.
The Smart Author
How to write a book that builds your business before you've published it.
Joy Margetts is a fifty something wife and mother of two grown children, and lives on the gloriously wild and beautiful North Wales coast. She was a nurse and midwife for many years before pursuing other things, including active involvement in her local church.
Joy has had a lifelong interest in history, particularly medieval history, and loves visiting ancient monuments and ruins, and reading and studying history.She is privileged to live in an area of Wales that is absolutely steeped in history; especially spiritual history, with its old churches, pilgrim routes and holy islands.
Writing Historic Fiction
The how, when, what, and why? Inspiration, setting, language, and research.
Helen Edwards is an International Author, Mentor, Coach, Yoga Retreat Leader, Podcaster, Speaker - Cheerleader of freedom, self love, personal growth, and #ProtecttheThrone
Perseverance, Promoting, and Commitment
Fran Hill is a writer and English teacher living in Warwickshire, England. She has been a freelance writer for 25 years, having published fiction, non-fiction and poetry. In 2014, she self-published her first book about life as an English teacher called 'Being Miss'. In 2020, SPCK Publishing released her second book - a funny but poignant teacher-memoir about a typical year in her life as a teacher. Fran tutors teenagers for exams and also teaches creative writing to adults. She is currently writing a novel.
How to put more funny into your writing.
Goal-setting expert Debra Eckerling is the author of "Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning & Achieving Your Goals" and founder of The D*E*B Method. DEB is her system for helping people figure out what they want and how to get it, and stands for Determine Your Mission, Explore Your Options, Brainstorm Your Path.
Goal-Setting Simplified for Writers
The D*E*B Method, which stands for Determine Your Mission, Explore Your Options, Brainstorm Your Path. With DEB, you can create a solid foundation ... and set your writing project up for success.
A survivor of gun violence and one of BBC’s 2018 Outlook Inspirations nominees, Caron Asgarali is an author and speaker from Marabella , Trinidad. Her mission is to transform hurt into hope by using the power of storytelling to inspire and motivate others. Her books include From Lion to Lamb, A Spiritual Journey, Bounce Back Better, 10 (+1) Key Steps for Building Resilience and Hot Cocoa on a Rainy Day, 10 (+1) Stories to Warm Your Heart.
Using Storytelling to Transform Your Hurt into Hope
Reflecting on your past hurts, in a constructive manner, can bring hope and inspire you back into action.
Allison is a multi-published flash fiction/short story writer and blogger. She has two flash fiction collections out with Chapeltown Books - From Light To Dark And Back Again and Tripping The Flash Fantastic.
Allison has been a multiple winner of the Waterloo Arts Festival Writing Competition.
Her work has also been published on CafeLit and Bridge House Publishing amongst others.
What I love about it, and why I think every writer should try it.