Today we’re sitting down with Kimberly Stuart, author of eight novels, speaker, host of two podcasts, and executive writing coach w/ Bob Goff. This conversation is everything you didn’t know you needed! Kim invites us into her own “accidental” story of becoming a writer and shares behind the scenes insights from both writing and coaching hundreds of other writers. Her stories are packed with encouragement and tips for your own creative, personal, or professional pursuits. We're talking about finding freedom and letting go of trying to master that perfect plan, knowing when it's time to abandon or release a project, what holds people back, and how she stays inspired to keep writing. Whether you simply need a dose of humor, a bit of courage, a nudge to make (or not make) that next move, or have a desire to write, you’ll find what you need in this conversation.
You can follow along and find more of Kim’s books and resources:
on Instagram @kim.stuart.writes or kimberlystuart.com
For Real with Kimberly Stuart and
The Writing Room with Bob Goff and Kimberly Stuart
(2:09) Kim’s story - finding her path “on accident”
(7:00) The gift of feeling “seen”
(10:28) The myth about having and executing a plan
(12:15) You don’t need a 20 pt plan. Relax!
(14:34) How do you stay inspired?
(17:30) When the brain does its best work
(18:33) The beautiful responsibility of getting better
(21:29) Favorite book you’ve written?
(22:44) How do you know when a book is finished?
(26:26) Knowing when it’s time to release or abandon a project
(34:43) Wading in and out of the waters of guilt
(37:07) What do you wish you’d known sooner?
(41:17) The checkerboard analogy we all need
(46:38) Guest Perspective - view on success
(51:52) Truths & Takeaways