My Story

My Story

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My Story

If you're a writer or would like to write, or if you're an entrepreneur needing some help to craft your story, then welcome!

Maybe you’re itching to complete a writing project, yet feel you can't make the time. This is a supportive, relaxed, and fun community of writers, doers and changemakers that inspire each other through learning and re-learning to write, live, and work creatively. In this community you can...

  • Learn what you would like to write about and develop a plan that allows you to do it.
  • Establish a writing practice that you do every day.
  • Write copy for your business website that truly reflects what you're offering.
  • Connect with like-minded writers to support and learn from each other.
  • Find inspiration in the works of authors, teachers, and artists.
  • Discover that creative work is not separate from life but an integral part of living.
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Calling All Entrepreneurs and Cheeky Business Folk

Are you having trouble writing copy that truly reflects your business? I can help you make sense of your wild and wonderful ideas so your audience sees and hears the real you. Whether you’re launching a new product or service, writing an e-book, or just need some guidance to create powerful messaging that crackles with personality, together we’ll whip your words into shape and laugh lots along the way.

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Calling All Writers And Creators

Inspiration can come from anywhere, yet sometimes you may feel like you’ve been sucker punched by too much busy. This community is all about helping you get your creative mojo back, start writing and feel amazing again. Whether grappling with an unwieldy book project or a blank canvas, you’ll discover how to live in that sweet spot of creating and being in the zone more than just once or twice a month. Each day, your project will positively light a fire under you to be even more creative!

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Enter...moi

My name is Lissa and I’m thrilled you've landed here because, if you're an entrepreneur, I'd love to help you land more clients through creating great copy. And, if it’s writing or creative guidance you’re looking for then we'll go together to that happy place of creating—like the fort made of cushions in the living room, or that little table in the kitchen of your childhood that’s covered in crayon, ketchup and paint. As a writer and creator I'll work with you to uncover whatever it is that brings your business, writing project or life into razor-sharp focus, and produces the happy dances and inner high fives.

 

You Want to Know More About Me?

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I grew up climbing trees and pretending I was sick (sorry, Mum) so I could stay home from school and read books.
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I have always been fiercely independent and nurtured big dreams.
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In grade three I won a writing contest and decided to become a writer. From then on I wrote stories and poems and scribbled in my diary.
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In university, I studied English Literature to read books and eventually write some. In my early 20s I became a feminist and activist, and continued to write fiction, later receiving awards for my writing.
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I learned early on that I was an artist yet needed my left brain to keep my big ideas and me in line.
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I once co-ran a publishing house and communications company where I launched brands, books and magazines, translated a book of poetry and raised money for kickass causes.
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Biography

Lissa M. Cowan is the author of Milk Fever, a novel, co-translator from French of a book of poetic prose, and other fiction and non-fiction. She publishes articles in magazines, newspapers and blogs on topics related to creativity, writing, mindfulness, culture, and food.

She is the founder of popular courses, Routinely Creative, Kiss My Clarity and Write. Create. Repeat. Her course Writing the Body is available on Udemy, and 21-Day Writing Meditation, her course on developing a mindful writing practice, is available on DailyOM.

Lissa has three missions...

To help people enjoy the writing process and, as a result, become better, happier communicators.

To help writers organize their lives and time so they can complete their writing projects, and love the final result.

She also pledges to reconnect individuals to their creativity so they feel happier and more whole. Creativity makes people happy, and happier people are more attuned to others and to the planet.