Author. Writing coach. Mom. Podcaster. Creative.
For so long, I was told I couldn’t do it all. I was told that being a multipassionate creative wasn’t a thing.
I’m glad I didn’t listen.
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What do arranged marriages and writing have in common? Coming up with a story idea you love, why a story idea isn’t everything, and what I learned when I let a bunch of strangers pick my book idea.
How many times do you get a new story idea? All the time, right? Unless, of course you're supposed to be thinking of one, and it's urgent that you...
Why you need an author website- Yes, even if you’re an unpublished writer. How to build the perfect author website.
Author websites 101 Everything you need to know about building an author website that works for you. You need an author website, wherever you are in...
How to pick a great title for your book, and why it matters Most of my book coaching clients come to me early in the writing process, when they need...
A wake-up call for the chronically busy writer First of all, here’s the hard truth: in reality, we actually potentially have more time available to...
Self editing? Self editing is always a wise first step before hiring a professional editor. Let your manuscript sit for at least a week so you can...
10 key podcasting tips for writers and creatives: How and why to start, record and run a successful podcast.
Have you wanted to start a podcast for a while now, but are intimidated by everything it takes to record and promote a podcast? Starting a podcast...
Get away from it all and get in touch with your creative self.
Escape to magical Santa Barbara, CA for a few days that will change your life. If you are passionate about making your writing or creative project come to fruition and are craving peace, quiet, but also guidance, this exclusive retreat is for you. Come alone or with friend and stay in our exotic cottage, complete with Moroccan meditation garden and your own kitchen and bathroom. Creative and writing coach Karena Akhavein will tailor this experience to your needs. You’ll be spending your time writing, enjoying the benefits of one-on-one coaching, and taking guided creative breaks. Add-ons include additional coaching and gourmet meals. Please click below for the application and for more information.