Every Woman's Story Is Unique
For some women, nothing is more important than encouragement. These beautiful ladies want to help others find the strength to carry on in whatever difficult situation they might face. They know because they've lived it and understand the discouragement first hand.
For those of us with a story and message, we want to get it into the hands of those we can help. If we love reading, our first thought may be to write a book or start a blog. Others enjoy the engagement that comes from private meetings or sharing in front of a crowd.
Some aspire to have their name on the cover of a book or host a podcast. Many simply want to help others avoid the pain they've known. They haven't thought though the details or know what steps to take next. Thankfully, in our modern era of publishing, we are free to share our heart in any way that feels best for us.
Sadly, some of us are afraid our dreams won't live up to others' expectations of what we "should" be. Secretly, we're scared to say we'd rather transform lives than become bestselling authors. But if bestseller status feels like part of your mission, let's do it!
I give you permission to publish the memoir you've been secretly scribbling for fifteen years or blog or coach or podcast. I'm here to tell you that you get to define your mission and serve the people you heart bleeds for, while you create a life you love. I'm here to help you make it happen.
Despite what some might say, success isn't determined by bestseller status or overnight fame. Success is sharing what we're most passionate about with the audience who will benefit most. And doing it in a way that's natural for us and nurtures our soul. That looks different for every women.
But success isn't only about our message! It applies to our everyday life, love, and dreams too. Women are at their best when they are living a full, inspired life. I love helping women find that abundant life!
Several keys to success are being connected to our spirituality and femininity, confidence in our words, knowing where to find the people we want to help, and not feeling defeated by everyday life. You can't succeed without them. But those keys aren't a magic formula. They are a practical starting point.
For me, I love working with women who have a story to tell. They have experienced life in a unique, extraordinary - or perfectly ordinary way - but felt like they had to do it alone. They learned lessons, survived heartache, discovered grace, or found a new love and possess a profound understanding - that they might not know how to fully use for good!
But more than anything, these amazing women want to share what they've learned. They don't want anyone else to face the same loneliness and frustration they've known. I help them find their voice, clarify their message, and connect with their people, all while making sure they are pursuing their dreams, grounded in their faith and values, taking care of themselves, nurturing their important relationships, and thriving. You know, living their version of Happily Ever After.
Are you one of these women? I'd love to work with you.
I'm part editor and part fairy godmother.
Years before I waved my fountain pen and dried tear-soaked pages, I was a scared new author caught in the transition taking place in the writing industry during the mid 1990s. My life was a mess and it made me unsure I was good enough for traditional publication or that I had anything worth sharing. Terrified of rejection by editors, but desperately wanting to offer encouragement to women who needed it, I started my own online magazine in 1998.
Since then, I’ve worked with almost 200 authors, edited at least a million words, participated as faculty at writers’ conferences, created courses, taught classes, privately coached, and personally written enough content to fill more than eight books.
Today, I help women embrace the events of their life as a fairy tale. I teach them to share their stories with confidence and grace, live their life with feminine boldness and never miss a moment while they help others avoid the fear and pain they faced alone.
With my own kind of bibbidi bobbidi boo, I empower women to embrace their experiences, transform their lives, and narrate their stories to show others how to navigate difficult circumstances. I work with women, like you, who:
- Lived through challenges but survived to become stronger from the experience
- Believe life is supposed to be an incredible adventure, which includes drama, plot twists, heroes, and villains
- Embrace femininity in a powerful way, yet beautiful and full of grace
- Place spirituality and values front and center in decision making
- Want to clarify their desires and dreams, then pursue them
- Conquer their insecurities
- Share their stories and life lessons in a way that's natural, but extraordinarily helpful to their audience
- Long to fill the blank pages of life with goodness and grace by taking realistic steps to create their own version of Happily Ever After. Yes, really. Happily Ever After. 💕
I so enjoyed working with Janel!
She was professional, yet personable.
She did a wonderful job editing my book proposal and sample chapters to meet my deadline. She also created a lovely one page for me, helped with my website and email list.
Janel also taught me how to be a better writer.
I am forever indebted to Janel and her expertise. It was a blessing to find her and work with her!
Janel started working her magic by reading my manuscript. It’s still unfinished, but our conversations got me off the cliff edge I’d been teetering on for at least a year. She was able to help me pinpoint multiple reasons why I was stuck and how to fix them. Even with all the tears and laughter of that endeavor, her optimism and reassurances built my confidence immensely.
When I decided to become a developmental editor for romantic fiction, I had no idea where to begin or how to proceed. Janel was able to get me off the ground. She held my hand through identifying my client, creating website copy, a lead magnet, and marketing emails. She was honest about what would and wouldn’t work, but encouraging at the same time.
I couldn’t have done it without her. She has both a sweet and cheery disposition, but enough umph behind it to motivate. Seriously, Janel is everything a real-life fairy godmother should be.
I was traumatized by writing in high school. I could never fluff a story to reach the required page limit. Though throughout college and my career, I found out I was pretty good at writing technical and scientific papers.
As I began my entrepreneurial venture, I really started doubting my ability to write. I vividly remembered how horrible I was at writing stories in my younger years. Writers' block prevented me from moving forward.
A coaching session with Janel was all I needed to get over the hump. She knew how to motivate me, encourage me and, of course, provided some really sound tips. She showed me I could write after all!
When You Are Ready. . .
I can show you how to:
- inspire others with your story
- discover your unique voice
- embrace your calling
- step into next level faith
- bring femininity to your vision
- create a life that feels like Happily Ever After