Welcome She Speaks friends! I know you are probably somewhere in between ready to go or ready to quit. Conferences tend to do that to a girl. Once you have a few days to let the messages you heard settle down in your soul, perhaps you’ll wonder where to go from here.
If you attended and enjoyed either one of my sessions at this year’s She Speaks Conference (From Blog to Book with me and my editor Andrea Doering or How to Write Like an Artist), you may want to grab a copy of my newest book, A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live.
A lot of the themes and stories I shared are explored more deeply in these pages. I also wanted to have a place for you to come and receive even more resources to help you on your writing and publishing journey. This page does include some affiliate links, helping to support Chatting at the Sky at no cost to you.
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I wrote this simple companion to A Million Little Ways exclusively for my subscribers as a way to say thank you.
Sign up here and start Day One today. (This is an ebook and will arrive in your inbox once you confirm your subscription. If you have trouble, simply email emily at chatting at the sky dot com and we’ll help you out!)
My favorite writing & publishing resources:
How to Write a Book Proposal :: Great resources from literary agent Rachelle Gardner. Her entire blog is a great resource.
Chip MacGregor Publishing Archives :: Another blog by a literary agent, Chip has lots of great information about the business on his blog as well.
Fiction Book Proposal Tutorial :: by Mary DeMuth
Non-Fiction Book Proposal Tutorial :: by Mary DeMuth
Why Everyone Should Write a Book :: by Jeff Goins.
Resources to Help You Be More Awesome :: Jeff also has a great resource page on his own blog. And yes, I’m linking to a resource page on my resource page.
A Podcast About Publishing with Tsh Oxenreider :: Tsh and I teamed up to share lots of tips and stories about our own publishing journey during this hour-long podcast.
AgentQuery :: The internet’s largest free database of literary agents.
Everything I’ve written about publishing & everything I’ve written about writing :: Here are links to my own archives where I share my own experience with writing and publishing, dating back several years. Happy scrolling.
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg. A few pages at a time will be enough for a healthy writerly push.
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield. For when you plan to start your work tomorrow, this book will insist you reconsider and start today. A must-read for creatives.
Scribbling in the Sand: Christ and Creativity by Michael Card. For a deep look at creativity through the lens of scripture.
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art (Wheaton Literary Series) by Madeleine L’Engle. For when you have forgotten why you make art. Read slow and take notes.
The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life by Marion Roach Smith. Not just for writing memoir, this book is for any writer who simply wants to practice their craft.
A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily P. Freeman. I wrote these words for anyone who wants to be brave enough to move toward what makes them come alive. Good for learning to live less like a list and more like a lyric.
It’s always an honor to serve the women who come to She Speaks. I will be adding resources to this page as they come to mind, so check back! If you missed one of the sessions I taught this weekend, they will be available for purchase here at Chatting at the Sky in the near-ish future. If you’d like to be updated on that, simply send an email to emily at chatting at the sky dot com and put She Speaks Recording in the subject line. Happy writing!