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7 Ways to Discover Your Inner Author

Empower others by empowering yourself.

Perhaps you keep a journal or a blog; maybe you teach classes or advise others; you may even have a special gift or talent. No matter how you express yourself in your life, writing and publishing a book can be a powerful way to share your vision and inspire others.

Use this helpful guide to get in touch with the author within you.


Consider how your words could have a positive impact on the lives of others. Visualize yourself as an author, and envision the path you will walk to get there.


Tune into your internal fountain of inspiration through positive, creative expression. Write  – not focusing on whether it's "good" or "bad." The mere process of getting your thoughts out serves to channel your inner author.

Pursue Your Passion Purposefully

Setting specific, reasonable goals and deadlines for yourself will make the realization of your dreams more tangible.

Eliminate Negativity

What could you accomplish if you believed you could accomplish anything? Fear and doubt are the greatest roadblocks to fulfilling your true potential, so engage in positive affirmations and surround yourself with supportive people.

Ask the Universe for Help

Whether you are feeling lost on your path or blocked creatively, guidance is available; all you need to do is seek it out. You don't have to walk the path toward your dreams alone. This is an important realization for any author or creative being.

Trust Your Instincts

Appreciate your own wisdom and recognize the value of what you have to say to the world. By self publishing a book, you maintain total control of your vision, and you set an example of self-empowerment for others.

Follow in the Footsteps of Louise Hay

A visionary in the self-help field, Louise Hay self published her first two books, Heal Your Body and You Can Heal Your Life. Carrying on the independent spirit of Louise Hay, Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, gives all writers the opportunity to self publish their books with one-on-one support.

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