How writing my first book led me to live in Portugal

Time-sensitive note: My author accelerator program, Nonfiction Book School, is open! If you have a lifelong dream of writing a book, I’d love to guide you on your author journey. Applications close April 20 and may not reopen this year. Apply now: https://www.nonfictionbookschool.com In 2012, I was a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati, attending […]

How to turn your expertise, idea, or story into a successful book

A quick note: applications for my 12-week author accelerator program open in April! Join the waiting list to be the first to know when Nonfiction Book School reopens. It wasn’t that long ago that I was dreaming of writing a book. In fact, it had been a lifelong dream, born in second grade in the […]

7 last-minute holidays gifts for writers

I just love the holidays, don’t you? Family time, delicious food, time away from school and work . . . it’s the happiest time of the year! But as the weather turns a crisp 60 degrees Fahrenheit here in Portugal, and I gear up for some time off with my family, there’s one thing I’m […]

Episode 24 | What “beyond better” means—and hello, season 3!

This episode kicks off a brand new season and a new name for the podcast: Beyond Better. I share the story behind the name and how the concept of creating a life that is beyond better impacts every area of my life, including my relationships, work, and more. Be sure to subscribe to the pod […]

Growing Influence Bookiversary: Q&A with the Authors

Today is the two-year “bookiversary” of Growing Influence! I remember receiving my first copy while living in Thailand. I had just moved there with my family about a month prior, and it was the first international package I’d received at our new address. As I opened the box and held my copy, I felt overwhelming […]

An update on Season 3—plus a guest appearance from my son

This week, I’m sharing an update on all things content-related, including Season 3 of this podcast and the StacyEnnis.com blog. Plus, I share a brief update on Nonfiction Book School. Keep listening for a special guest segment from my five-year-old son, Max.   Connect with me and send your questions for a future episode at […]

Is your book idea any good? 6 questions to help you decide

Statistically, about 80 percent of people want to write a book. They dream of becoming authors—what it would feel like to hold a book in their hands, to have other people read it. Yet many aspiring authors hit a major roadblock before they ever start. One of the main reasons? Uncertainty around the book idea. […]

Episode 23 | The story behind Nonfiction Book School

This week, I share the backstory of Nonfiction Book School, my new, live book-writing program for aspiring authors. But it’s not just a 411 on the program—it’s a story. A tale about sticking with your dreams, even when your vision seems hard and far and maybe even overly aspirational. I hope this story inspires you […]

Let me tell you a story about sticking with your dreams . . .

(A quick note before we dive in: registration for Nonfiction Book School closes August 5! Let’s write your book together: https://nonfictionbookschool.com/. OK, with that note, let’s get to the story!)  Back in February of 2017, I sent my friend and colleague, Kelly, a 64-page document with the content plan and curriculum for what I called […]

My love story with writing

  At eight years old, I was sitting in my second grade classroom when I got the news. “Congratulations, Stacy!” my teacher said, handing back the poem I’d submitted to a statewide poetry contest weeks prior. “You got second place!” It didn’t matter that I hadn’t gotten first, or that my best friend at the […]