PP 580: Claim and Share Your Voice with Jennifer Louden
“We write the book we need to read.” ~Jennifer Louden
Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer and author who was at the forefront of the self-care arena with her first best-selling book The Woman’s Comfort Book. Knowledgeable in the areas of well-being and whole living, her other books include: The Couple’s Comfort Book, The Pregnant Woman’s Comfort Book, The Woman’s Retreat Book, Comfort Secrets for Busy Women(The Comfort Queen’s Guide to Life in hardcover), The Life Organizer, and A Year of Daily Joy.
Since 1992, Jennifer has also been teaching retreats and leading workshops. She coaches writers to help bring their ideas out for the world to hear. She loved reading when she was young. At the lowest point in her life, the door to her writing career opened and she produced her first best-selling book.
Life may not always open its doors wide. But your passion, your voice and your message are the keys that unlock special opportunities. Join Kim as she interviews our guest about turning your book into a must-read work of “heart!”
02:14 Know Your Deep Why?
04:58 When Life Calls
10:00 A Tragic Culture
21:32 Voice Vs Tone
25:58 Writing For Art or For Money?
30:07 Writing For the Readers
37:53 Organized Writing
42:39 Going on Retreats
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“If you don’t know your deep, why then it just becomes your to do list running your life.” -Jennifer Louden
“We write the book we need to read.”-Jennifer Louden
“Voice to me is saying, ‘This is what I believe.These are the ideas or the stories that I stand behind.’”-Jennifer Louden
“And learning to balance, not feeling you have to work all the time. I’m learning really, essentially: self trust.”-Jennifer Louden
“We’re afraid to be intimate with our readers or our customers….Like what are they needing that you can offer, and really being willing to be in that spot and be seen there. That’s where the word comes from.” -Jennifer Louden
“Shutting down so many creative women is not believing that their ideas matter.” -Jennifer Louden
“You matter and your ideas matter. And when you keep finding the mattering in your own work and in your own creative impulses, it’ll be a lot easier to get through those hard spots.”-Jennifer Louden