How Steering a Boat is like Writing

I’ve had motion sickness since I was a kid. Every family vacation my mother tried to hide Dramamine in an Oreo and get me to eat it. This never worked.

Despite knowing this, my friends invited me aboard their 25-foot motor boat for a ride down the intercoastal waterway and out to Ft. Myers beach.

I loved the speed of the boat, the wind in my hair and the view of just sky and sea: Blue that goes on forever. But, when the boat slowed for my friends to fish, me no likey. It was hot. Very hot. And still. I started to sweat. I felt the motion of the boat more intensely. I tried to ignore the slapping of the stern on the water. Not so much. My head started to spin; my stomach to turn.

Even in the glare of the sun, my face was ashen. My friend squinted over her Ray bans at me, “Are you okay?”

Without waiting for my answer, her husband said, “Come over here, I’m gonna teach you to steer the boat.” I moved gingerly over to the Captain’s chair, holding on every step of the way and took the wheel. I learned how to navigate the boat, check the speed and the water depth and even see if there were fish below us. With this steady focus and determination to keep the boat on course, my queasiness was gone. And, I was psyched that I did it.

So why am I telling you this? What does driving a boat have to do with writing?

Well, for me steering the boat was a new skill. It was scary and more than a little uncomfortable. I didn’t know the first thing about where to start. You may feel like this about writing. You’d like to start a book but aren’t sure what to do. Maybe you’re overwhelmed by all the thoughts swirling in your head. The idea of creating a complete manuscript seems daunting. You may even wonder how much experience you need.

Just like navigating the boat, you don’t need any experience. Having an expert sit by your side makes all the difference. This is the same for writing. Someone who has written a book (or several) can guide and direct you to quiet the chaos in your head. An expert gives you tips, techniques and insider secrets to get you writing and keep you writing. Imagine how you’ll feel when you’ve finished a whole book. It’s possible. I know. I’ve done it.

I can help you do it too.

If you hear those inner whisperings, I can help you write your book.

Corinne L. Casazza is a best-selling author who helps heart-centered people write books. Her clients come from all walks of life – they are entrepreneurs: mediums and healers, life coaches, attorneys and others – but whatever their calling, they all write books that transform the lives of others. Corinne strongly believes that through humor and self-expression we all find our own inner light.

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