My breaking point—and thinking beyond better

In 2007, I was broken. I had finally left a long, horrible relationship. At just 22, I was starting my life over. I spent several months in a deep depression. Broken, physically and emotionally. Every night after work or school, I would come home to my empty, three-bedroom new build in the suburbs and lay […]

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 […]

5 writing truths from working with 100+ books

I delivered a book draft to a client this week. No matter how many books I’ve written, coached, or otherwise impacted over the years, the first draft is always an incredible milestone. And no matter how well I plan the process—how dedicated, focused, and organized I am—the last few weeks before a book deadline are […]

Episode 19 | Stacy reads: 5 writing truths from working with 100+ books

This week, I’m reading my latest blog post about what I’ve learned over the past ten plus years in the publishing industry, working with 100+ books at different capacities (author, ghostwriter, book coach, trainer, and editor). Read the post at https://stacyennis.com/writingtruths/. Download my free e-book, 4 Steps to a Great Book Idea, at https://stacyennis.com/bookidea/. Connect […]

Episode 13 | Stacy reads: Unconventional: a look at our nontraditional family life

I get a lot of questions about our nontraditional home life. We live a location independent lifestyle as a family, my husband stays home with the kids, and I’m the sole earner for our household—and have been for more than seven years. This week, I’m reading my latest blog post, which opens the metaphorical curtain […]

Unconventional: a look at our nontraditional family life

“Oh, so your husband . . . doesn’t work?” The conversation usually begins. “I mean, he does,” I reply. “He’s a stay at home dad.” Awkward silence. “So . . . you work?” “That’s right. I work full time. Travel a bunch. You know how it is.” Here, I usually offer the other person an […]

Episode 12 | Ask Stacy: books, business, marketing, and childhood

This week, I’m answering your questions! I dig into whether to add an epilogue to a book, discuss business and marketing strategies for someone just starting out as a service-based solopreneur, share my not-so-subtle opinion on providing free samples as an editor or writer (and advice for authors looking to hire talent), and share two […]