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It’s a podcast on writing for anyone who’s “not a writer.” Best-selling author and Founder of Find Your Voice Allison Fallon explores the power of the written word to create change in yourself, your community, and in the world through interviews with authors, reviews of powerful books, and short motivational prompts to get you moving in the right direction.
 
Journaling is an incredible self-improvement practice that will help you cultivate the introspection and self-awareness you need to become your best self. Each week on this podcast, we explore tried-and-tested techniques along with journaling prompts and interviews with passionate journalers, to help you dig deeper into yourself. With the help of this podcast, you can unlock your unique wisdom within to achieve your biggest goals and create your best life. Let's start writing 💕
 
Book Year is a podcast dedicated to helping women write their books and heal their stories. Writing Coach and Founder of For Women Who Roar, Megan Febuary explores the power of writing, creativity, and stories our bodies tell. With inspiring writing prompts, meditations, and interviews with authors, you will find no shortage of inspiration for your Book Year.
 
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"When we're deep thinking we get to go to new, unexplored places - because a different level and quality of thought opens up new places." Albert Einstein said, “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Enter the power of deep thinking... A practice, skill, and commitment that…
 
Have you ever voiced an idea or opinion, and then wished you could take it back? As people who like sharing our stories with the world, we've likely all said or written something that we wish we hadn't. Our opinion changed, or we realized how we negatively influenced others. When this happens, it's tempting to wonder if sharing our stories is worth…
 
"We don’t want to get caught up in reliving time that’s already been spent - to the detriment of what’s in front of us NOW. " Should you read back over your journal entries once you've written them? This is an important question and one I get asked a LOT. It's also a question that needs an answer, which is why I created this episode. Tune in now an…
 
Have you ever asked, "When is my big break?" Thad has been a musician for years, and he was about to move on in his life when he got a call from Jimmy Fallon. This episode Thad shares how he, an artist who was about to stop making music, got onto Jimmy Fallon, the Today Show, and spoke to millions with his music. Art transforms us, and it transform…
 
"When you journal out a negative thought loop and express on paper where your mind is going, suddenly your perspective shifts and you feel differently." How can we navigate and manage stress so it doesn't have a negative impact on our lives - especially given the times we're living in? In this episode, we explore how to use a stress log and specifi…
 
When is the right time to publish? And, can a “normal” (and busy) person like me actually write a book? Writer, speaker, teacher Caroline Cook has always seen herself as a writer, but the time was never quite right. Caroline is a regular person, with a job and with kids and with lots of responsibilities on her plate. Now, as her kids start leaving …
 
Everyone has that one person (or people) in their lives: the people who have made life difficult. They might be loved, hated, or just inconveniently around, and you might find it hard to write about them honestly. How do you write about the people who have hurt you? In this episode, author and writing coach Allison Fallon covers: The narrative role…
 
"In the empty space, in the stillness, a new program began to work its way through me around how human beings could align with nature to come back into their natural rhythm and flow." This episode's guest is Dawn Breslin - a leading light in the field of coaching and personal transformation. Through her work, Dawn has empowered & inspired thousands…
 
If you're writing a book for the first time, chances are you're hoping to traditionally publish. What most first-time authors don't know is that there are several paths to publishing success out there, and self publishing is actually quite common (and can be quite profitable). In this episode, author and writing coach Allison Fallon talks with Juli…
 
"Your learning journey can be a rich experience that opens up a treasure box beyond what you currently imagine possible." Have you noticed that we have an insatiable and ever-present desire for more? We thrive on that feeling of wanting to BE more, DO more, and HAVE more… because these desires are expansive. They guide us to the edges of our comfor…
 
One of the top questions we get here at Find Your Voice is: "How do I find a literary agent?" On this episode, we talk with literary agent Alexander Fields about everything publishing related! Listen to learn: What a literary agent is and what they do What to do before reaching out to an agent How to reach out to an agent Website: thebinderyagency.…
 
What do you think of when you hear the word "poetry"? Maybe "difficult" or "boring"? But what about "lifeline"? Meredith Heller is a California-based poet, singer-songwriter, and author of Write a Poem, Save Your Life. But, more importantly, she was once a teen facing devastating life experiences, who found in writing a way through her pain. In thi…
 
What if we’re being called to strengthen our emotional intelligence in these times? The truth is, we all go through periods of challenge, difficulty, and even breakdown in our lives. Maybe, this age of growing awareness of the importance of mental and emotional health is an opportunity to redefine what these moments mean - and what potential magic …
 
Not sure if you should self-publish or go for a traditional contract? Author and expert writing coach Allison Fallon debunks the myth that self-publishing is a B-level option. In this episode, she covers the major differences between the two most common publishing paths, highlights the strengths and drawbacks of each approach, and gives you the que…
 
Imagine... everything made by humans on this planet began as a seed of thought in someone's imagination. That's the true power of creativity. Thanks to creativity we can innovate, express ourselves, solve problems, and discover the truth of who we are at deeper and deeper levels. No wonder creativity is a wild skill that can empower us to live our …
 
"Your wins are never accidental. There's always a cause and effect response." Every single day holds the potential for something meaningful. Something that moves the needle. Something that nudges your life in the right direction for your growth and evolution. That's why journaling your wins is a simple, high-performance habit that can spark even mo…
 
We're all about summer beach reads—but we also know that not everyone is looking for light poolside distraction. For those of you wanting a book with more substance this summer, our FYV Director of Operations, Ashley Scoby, has five recommendations. Ashley's background in is journalism and sportswriting. She’s written about Olympic athletes, covere…
 
"Up to 50% of our memories are actually lies... When you pull on a memory, you're not pulling the original memory. You're pulling the last time you pulled that memory." In this powerful conversation, I'm interviewing positive psychologist, best-selling author, and international speaker Kezia Luckett. Kezia is a change-maker and pattern-disruptor wh…
 
If you've ever thought, "I want to write a book, but I'm not sure if I have time for it," then may we introduce you to Kirbee Miller. Kirbee Miller is a multi-passionate person: She's an entrepreneur, founder of KiNiMi Kitchen. She works in the corporate world, and she's intentional about working creativity into her life. Juggling relationships, re…
 
"The lesson isn't in the experience. It's in what we do after." In this week's episode, I'm interviewing Marlo Ellis - an incredible Catalyst Coach with an important mission. Marlo is a ministress, founder of The Uncommon Woman, and a powerhouse for women who are ready to heal through their mind, body, and story. Through her work, Marlo guides wome…
 
So many people write to support their business and bolster their credibility. Sometimes, that book is a group project. Writing a book with another person: does it lighten the workload or create "too many cooks in the kitchen"? Shari Medini and Karissa Tunis are co-authors and co-owners of AdoreThemParenting.com. Between both mothers, they have six …
 
"The vibe of a Live List feels differently inside of you... A Live List is about all the things you're going to do while you're living - not before you die!" In this week's episode, I'm sharing a cool journaling exercise that will help you draw out your best self by inviting you to be more intentional with the way you live every single day. That ex…
 
Have you ever started a creative project and somewhere along the way become ... stuck? Creative block is part of the process. And we're curious how everyone deals with it. This episode, author and writing coach Allison Fallon asks, "What do you do when you get stuck in your writing or in life?" We get lots of different answers: everything from phys…
 
"This can be a very anxious process. There's so much trauma around food... Learning to feel your body can be a scary process that brings up a lot." I'm super excited to introduce you to Jared Levenson - the founder of Eating Enlightenment. Jared was plagued with binge-eating for years until he learned how to transform his relationship with food. He…
 
If you have a dream of writing a personal story, but worry that your story isn't interesting, this episode is for you. Author, podcaster, and public speaker Mary Marantz covers two insecurities that keep writers from getting started, how to write about complicated people in our stories, and how to make a personal story appeal to others. Keep listen…
 
"If everyone could collectively make the decision all at once that they are self-led from this moment forward, the world would shift entirely in one second." I'm SOOOOO excited for this interview! I first 'discovered' Melanie Ann Layer in September of last year, and her work has had a profound impact on me. It's not an understatement to say that sh…
 
So many of us are burnt out: but, for some of us, it's not our fault. We've been led to believe lies about what we need or what we should be — and it has us running in circles. Relationship coach and YouTuber Amy Young jumps on with Allison Fallon to discuss what keeps women restricted, and how to dismantle those lies and stand in your truth. amyyo…
 
"It can take time to coax out the inner voice so it’s loud enough for you to hear - especially if it’s been denied and ignored for so long." It's tempting to see journaling as a very cerebral process. But what if there was another dimension that journaling could open up? What if we could spark different trains of thought, new ideas, and understandi…
 
What books should I read as a writer? As writers, we owe a lot to other writers: they are the people who inspired us in the first place, and they are the ones who keep us writing. Author and writing coach Allison Fallon shares seven books she returns to when she's stuck, needs perspective, or is looking for encouragement. If you're a writer (or wan…
 
"Thinking is a gift for the human... for humanity. Thinking is the ability to think from new ideas - not just regurgitating the thinking or thoughts we had yesterday." This episode is another in our interview series and I'm super excited to introduce you to Fabiana Koti. Fabiana is a beauty and luxury mentor who empowers people to achieve self-mast…
 
If you've ever dreamt of having more than one writing desk, this episode is for you. Enuma Okoro is an award-winning author. Among many other places, her work has been featured in the NY Times and the Financial Times. On this episode, she shares her passion for the writing life and how the practice of writing is soul care. Listen for: what it means…
 
In this episode, I'm answering one of the most common questions I get about journaling... "What should I write about?" Because journaling can take time, you want it to be productive and purposeful. You want to feel that the time you spend is worth it. You also want to be able to jump in quickly - because you don’t have time for writer’s block becau…
 
If so many of us feel lonely, what keeps us from reaching out to other people? Laura Tremaine is host of the podcast 10 Things to Tell You and author of the book Share Your Stuff, I'll Go First.* With Allison Fallon, she discusses loneliness, moving to LA and the early days of blogging, and, most importantly, practical ways to connect with others. …
 
"Stream of consciousness journaling is the inner workings of your mind, heart, and head captured in the written word on the blank page." In this episode, we're exploring one of the most common, yet powerful journaling practices so you can feel inspired to up level your experience of it. Enter stream of consciousness journaling... Check out this epi…
 
You may have heard of the Enneagram: the personality typing system that we mention fairly frequently on this show. This episode, therapist and Enneagram coach Katie Gustafson gives an overview of the Enneagram and its connection to narrative. Katie says, "I believe your story is the most powerful tool you've got," and, with Allison Fallon, she disc…
 
What can your handwriting reveal about you and your life? The answer is a LOT more than you might think! This episode's guest is Misty Cogdill - a graphology and mindset coach who helps people understand who they are through the way that they write. I experienced a handwriting analysis from Misty a few months back and I was shocked at the accuracy …
 
You may have heard the term “ghostwriter.” And you might have some questions. (So did the author write the book or not?) Not every author comes up with every sentence of their book. Many times, there’s a behind-the-scenes person (or team) involved. And it’s not as scandalous as it sounds. In this episode, writer (and ghostwriter) Allison Fallon int…
 
"There’s something about stillness that unlocks inspiration." I'm super excited because in this episode we're exploring all things list journaling 💛 List journaling is one of THE easiest ways to journal - plus you don't even need to enjoy writing to extract a tin of value from it. What's more, this technique is perfect for newbies as well as experi…
 
We all have our doubts. Maybe you want to write your story, but you're not sure: not sure it's worth the effort, not sure you want to publish. What if no one even wants to read it? Or maybe you definitely don't want to publish, but you have a story from your past that needs working out—a story you have questions about—and something is telling you t…
 
"The best journaling comes when it's unrestricted. When we can leave that inner critic at the door. When we feel safe enough to pour our heart, soul, thoughts, feelings, fears - whatever is present - into the journal." How can you ensure every journaling session is a work of art? How can you empower yourself to extract the maximum value each time y…
 
Artist, poet, musician and author Morgan Harper Nichols' work has already touched so many people's lives—including ours! This episode, she shares about how she still gets nervous sharing new work with an audience (and how that's a good thing), the playlist she uses when she writes, and what is special to her about her latest book. She reflects on h…
 
"I don't let my fear paralyse me... My desire is bigger than my fear." How do you continually upgrade yourself so you can transform your life and explore the next version of your best self? If you'd love some answers to this question then you're in the right place! In this episode, I'm interviewing Transformation & Success Coach, Social Entrepreneu…
 
So often, it's a childhood love of books and reading which inspires our own writing. But what makes a kid excited about reading and writing? How can we pass that on? The mentors in our early lives make a huge difference here. Listen in on Allison Fallon's conversation with an early mentor of her own, her mom, Sandie Spotts. Sandie is a lifelong edu…
 
Have you ever had a brilliant idea that you can’t wait to see through, only to talk yourself out of taking action? If so, you're not alone! It can feel soooo frustrating to get in your own way. After all, we are limitless beings. As humans, we're capable of so many things - just look around and you’ll discover countless examples of people who’ve ov…
 
So many of us are so focused on getting our stories out there that we forget that becoming "known" has consequences. When you decide to publish (or share your story in any public way), what was once personal and private becomes open for discussion. People will have opinions on your story—and you might not like all of those opinions. When Sara Lewis…
 
Is there someone in your life trying to silence you? How do you fight for your voice when you are challenged, and what do you do when that resistance comes from someone close to you? As an author, speaker, and influencer, Elyse Murphy uses words for a living. But she knows what it's like to have someone suppress her voice: She and Ally both left ab…
 
"There's always your truth, their truth, and the truth. What was my perception doesn't mean it was the truth, but I need to allow myself that space to see what I interpreted. without the judgement." Look back over your life and you'll find situations and events where people hurt you. It's natural to feel anger and resentment towards people who caus…
 
Maybe you doubt if you really have what it takes to write a book. On this episode, Allison Fallon names five common myths about how books get written—misconceptions that SO many people have about this process. After debunking these myths, she reveals the truth. Listen to hear about the myth of the writer's retreat, the typewriter myth, and then wha…
 
"The power of journaling is that it’s so open-ended. Literally, ANYTHING is possible. There is nothing off-limits. You can write about anything and everything." Worried your journaling is becoming a bit shallow or monotonous? Want to crack open a deeper level of inquiry when you sit down to write? Ready to get more value from your daily practice? I…
 
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