In this episode of the Driven Female Entrepreneur Podcast, I speak with Steph Caswell, a writing coach, author, and the host of the Creating Happy Writers Podcast.
Today, Steph is fully immersed in the world of writing, crafting stories that resonate with educators and aspiring authors. But her path wasn't always clear-cut.
She started as a teacher in 2004, eventually becoming a deputy head teacher. However, stress took its toll, leading her to reevaluate her life. While still teaching, she discovered a love for writing, eventually transitioning to full-time writing three years ago.
If you’ve been carrying a book around in your mind for a few months (or years), you’ll love this discussion. Steph shares practical and inspirational advice on exactly how to turn your idea into a book that builds your credibility and business.
"In writing, prioritising what's vital for the reader is key. 'Killing your darlings'—removing beloved but irrelevant parts—is painful yet crucial for impactful storytelling." - Steph Caswell
In this value-packed episode you’ll learn:
- The truth about becoming an author and what it really takes to write a book.
- How honesty about your book idea's scope is crucial.
- Why creating an outline is fundamental in simplifying the book-writing process.
- A way to overcome self-doubt, especially prevalent among female authors.
- How a book can be a tool for business growth beyond mere book sales.
...and so much more!
“Writing goes beyond books; it's a business tool. It opens doors to consulting, speaking, and more, expanding your influence beyond book sales." - Steph Caswell
Steph Caswell is an author, writing coach and developmental editor. She supports female entrepreneurs to write unforgettable books that enhance their profiles, showcase their expertise, and elevate their businesses to the next level. She has written six books, the latest of which was a finalist in the 2023 Business Book Awards, and is the host of the Creating Happy Writers podcast.
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