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Book Writing SIG – May 2023

May 10, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

$10.00 – $32.50


Topic: Properly Train to be a Writer

Speaker: Kim O’Hara

CCEs: 1.5 Resource Development

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom.us / Your link to join the conference will be sent after you register. Remember to login before registering for the event.




Let’s step away from the noise of publishing and book success for a session to explore the actual craft of writing. People are so focused on their book goals that they tend to skip over learning the skills to be good writers. People think “Oh I am not a writer. Bob is a writer.” Bob wasn’t a writer either until he practiced and followed some proper direction. Jumping into being an author without any proper training or coaching will lead to a book in print that you don’t want to promote. Many authors in hindsight regret that they didn’t take more time to attune to their writing abilities and skills. When you work to be a better writer and hone your craft through writing a book, you find yourself noticed in other ways because of your effective communication. That passionate essay you wrote to apply for a Masters program got you accepted because the board could hear your unique voice. The emails you send, and the blogs you write are more on point because you take less words to say what you want to communicate. This comes from training as a writer.

This month’s SIG is an interactive workshop on writing. I will present some of my top tips on how to become a better writer, as well as the biggest pet peeves. You will have the inside scoop on why some books you read just don’t sit with you right, and others you remember for decades to come. Becoming an author is fundamentally about writing well, and few people spend the time necessary to practice a craft. You can’t just fly a plane for the first time without lessons. You could but you would probably crash! Same with books… while less perilous, the act of publishing a book written by an amateur with no writing training is the same set up for a crash and burn.

I will be training on:

  • Skills for writing in a simple effective way
  • Writing pet peeves that make you look like an amateur
  • Knowing when it is time to start writing the book or be public with your writing
  • Opportunities to do some writing and share live.

So many of us write in private and never share what we have to say. When we get open and vocal with our writing, it builds confidence. I will offer some writing prompts, but no one will be required to share, or write. But if you are serious about advancing your writing skills, this is a great opportunity to show up for yourself!


About Kim O’Hara

Intuitive Book Coach Kim O’Hara has led her 40+ best-selling book clients into the depths of their story for the last nine years, helping them to find their voice and their truth. As a coach, editor and writing doula, she guides her book writing clients to their unique voice within their books. They write exceptional books that have been chosen for the Today Show 2023 Motivational Book of the Month, highlighted on the Kelly Clarkson Show, and top ten USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Barnes & Noble lists. Her clients’ books have been distributed by top publishers including Penguin Random House. Along with achieving their book writing dream, her clients discover their intellectual property through their books and carve a powerful next career pivot.

Her two-decade career in Hollywood as a movie producer and screenwriter adds that special edge of storytelling and crafting a story that entertains as well as evokes emotion. She sees the greatest potential in anyone who is willing to voice that dream. A writer for thirty years, she is a contributor to the LA Times and author of the book No Longer Denying Sexual Abuse: Making The Choices That Can Change Your Life. She also writes a weekly column, Inner Circle. She is a sought speaker at women’s leadership conferences and is a contributing expert for top business publications on book writing. She has also contributed essays to prestigious literary journals. She hosts the popular podcast You Should Write A Book About That.®

You can learn more about Kim at kimohara.com and her books at kimoharabooks.com. You can find her Inner Circle column at kimohara.substack.com.







May 10, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$10.00 – $32.50
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