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Lose Weight: Write a Book?

Your Book Writing Coach Lisa Tener
Your Book Writing Coach Lisa Tener

Over the years, I’ve had several people come to me and say, “I need a book writing coach. I have to write my book. I keep gaining weight and I know I will lose that weight when I write my book.”

One beautiful soul told me recently that her belly actually looks pregnant, “I’ve gained weight in different places before and this time it’s all in my belly. One of my sons even asked me if we were going to have another baby. I know it’s my book. I’m pregnant and I need to give birth!”

What is that about? My guess is that these folks have a deep passion and need to write their books, but something in them is holding them back.  They may be afraid of:

  • “Playing big” and being visible
  • Being ridiculed for what they say in their book
  • What may come up when the write the book (emotions, memories, etc.)
  • Not being good enough
  • Success
  • How their life may change when they become a published author.

They stuff these fears and feelings with food, rather than write the book and let the feelings and ideas out.  How courageous is the pregnant-looking woman who came to me recently determined to birth her book!

One of the things I love to help people with is to move past such blocks and into a place of personal power–owning your wisdom, living your passion, and writing. Then I can teach them how to write a book and help them complete it.

Now, I never thought of book coaching as a weight loss business, but I am looking forward to seeing if it works.

I’d love to hear from you. Do you think you gained weight by not writing a book? Have you lost weight by writing your book?

Now, for the big announcement:

Join my new weight loss pro….I mean book writing program and you could have a first draft in as little as 60 days.

60% Discount Before Nov. 15

I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you…I have a special offer for those of you interested in my 2010 Bring Your Book to Life Program. The 2010 class officially begins on February 10 (teleseminar version) or January 29 (live in Narragansett RI).

For those who sign up by Nov. 15, you receive a whopping 60% early bird discount, plus you can start with your first private consultation with me (included with the program). You’ll receive the e-kit (book and workbook) right away and get a head start on your book writing before our first class date.

That gives you plenty of time to start to organize your book with the step by step tools I’m providing you and maybe even start to write chapter one or two before class even starts. Find out more about the Bring Your Book to Life Program and then e-mail me to get your 60% discount.

I make no guarantees about the weight loss, but I do guarantee you’ll find it fun and empowering. And, while I can’t predict your results, you can see how some graduates have made out when you visit the link above.

Lisa Tener

Lisa Tener is an award-winning book writing coach who assists writers in all aspects of the writing process—from writing a book proposal and getting published to finding one’s creative voice. Her clients have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Early Show, The Montel Williams Show, CNN, Fox News, New Morning and much more. They blog on sites like The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and WebMD.

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  1. Karen Hodges says

    I agree with you totally that there is usually something getting in the way to stop us from a goal we want to achieve. Perhaps committing to writing her book is exactly what she needs to move the excess she needs in her body.

    I have a downloadable guide on my website that charts a clear roadmap to use when you want to move toward a goal, whether it be weight loss or anything else. It’s free and can be found at

  2. Tara Sage Steeves says

    As the author of the book “Are You Pregnant With a Dream?” I totally resonate with this!

    In celebration of all the ways to bring dreams to life,

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