Dear Writerly Woman,
One of the reasons I am so passionate about helping you become a woman who writes is that I wholeheartedly believe the world will be better when your voice is in it.
I don't know about you, but when I was growing up I was taught my voice was a nuisance.
I heard a lot about how I talked too much, laughed too loud, asked too many questions, needed too much help, cried too much....and on and on and on.
The basic message was - "Hey you, your voice is a big annoyance."
As part of my healing as a grownup, I've learned that far from being an annoyance, my voice is both needed and wanted in the world.
As an adult, when I've found kindred spirit friends, they wondered why I didn't talk more. When I've had good bosses, they've asked me to say more in meetings. When I started blogging for my ideal audience, they wanted to read more of what I had to say.
This was huge for me, because I always believed I needed to get myself to talk less in order to be accepted. I discovered the opposite was true. I needed to put my voice out more into the world in order to find a sense of true belonging.
I'm sharing this with you, because my experience as a child isn't a unique one. Many, many women are taught in one way or another that their voice isn't needed or wanted.
All of these circumstances carry a message with them, and that message is "Hey you, your voice isn't important or relevant here."
But I'm here to say, "Screw that message!" I'm here to tell you that how these people have responded to your voice isn't what's true about your voice.
I believe the more you express your authenticity through writing the better the world will become, because authenticity changes things.
Authenticity cuts through all the chaos and all the fakeness. Authenticity puts simple, clear, realness into the world, and the world could definitely use more realness right now.
I encourage you to write authentically, because your truth matters. Your truth isn't frivolous. Your truth can make the world a better place.
Yes, some people will get annoyed or will play power games when you share your truth, but there are so many more people who could find true belonging when they read your words.
There are people who could feel more understood. There are people who could learn something they didn't know. There are people who could find healing from a story you write, just as you find healing from other people's stories.
We're nearing the end of 2019, and as we move through the transition of the New Year, I would love to help you become a woman who expresses herself bravely and authentically through the written word, because I know the world will become a better place when you do.
Write In Peace is my online course that walks you through a 2 hour writing session in which you learn how to calm your fears and put words on the page.
The Writing Idea Guide is an 11 page digital workbook that walks you through a process to help you come up with new writing ideas and then pick the idea you want to focus on next.
These two tools are designed for women like you, women with soft hearts and big truths to share with the world, but who also get a bit afraid of what everyone will think when they are truly authentic on the page.
These tools are gentle guides to help you start writing. You will be emboldened to write through a series of kind words that will bring peace to your heart and put words on the page.
Let's make your writing dreams come true in 2020. Go to the Write In Peace sales page to find out more about the course and to get your Writing Idea Guide bonus! This special offer will end at 11pm (Pacific Time) on Thursday January 2, 2020.
Emma Veritas is a writer and writing coach. She's a committed blogger and is currently working on edits to her first novel. She graduated with her Bachelor's degree in English from the Honor's Program at the University of Massachusetts, where she wrote her thesis on the power of story during hard times. She has completed Martha Beck's Life Coach Training and is an endorsed Soul's Calling Coach. She is a life long learner in the craft of writing, most recently completing courses on fiction writing and plot development through WritersHQ. Her most recently completed writing project is her online course, Find Your True Self Again.