Episode 36: How to Write Your Best Life: Overcoming Fear of Writing with Michele Bender

June 2, 2023

I’m so excited to introduce Michele Bender, a seasoned writer with more than 25 years in the industry. She’s worked alongside famous names like Dr. Phil and Yolanda Hadid and contributed to esteemed publications like the New York Times and widely-read magazines such as Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and Family Circle. Passionate about sharing her expertise, Michele has taught numerous writing classes, helping aspiring writers like Kristina
Through each class, Michele began to view her struggles as a necessary part of her journey. She learned to push past the fear of the blank page, embracing the process of writing and sharing her stories with others. This newfound perspective helped her develop the courage and confidence to take control of her life and pursue her passion for writing. As she continued to write, Michele found that the act of putting her experiences on paper allowed her to make sense of her struggles, transforming them into opportunities for personal growth and resilience.
In this episode, you will be able to:
● Defeat writing apprehensions through engaging prompts and a touch of accountability.
● Embrace the therapeutic power of writing immortalizing cherished family traditions.
● Master the art of reframing setbacks for ongoing progress and fortitude.
● Venture into the unknown with confidence, morphing fear into audacity.
● Appreciate the benefits of embodying optimism and surrounding oneself with supportive allies in tough moments.

Michele Bender has been an award-winning freelance writer for more than 25 years. She co-authors and ghostwrites books and book proposals for high-profile experts and celebrities. This entails being a thought partner who helps develop book structure, strategy, and content. Some of these best sellers include the following, but others are ghostwritten, so they must be kept secret.
REAL LIFE: PREPARING FOR THE 7 MOST CHALLENGING DAYS OF YOUR LIFE by Dr. Phil, NY Times Best Seller.
LOVE SMART: FIND THE ONE YOU WANT, FIX THE ONE YOU GOT by Dr. Phil, NY Times Best Seller.
BELIEVE ME: MY BATTLE WITH THE INVISIBLE DISABILITY OF LYME DISEASE by Yolanda Hadid, star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. An Amazon Best Seller just one day after publication and deemed one of the “100 Best Memoir Books of All Time” by BookAuthority in December 2018.
Michele has written articles for national publications including The New York Times and almost every top magazine including Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Redbook, Marie Claire, Family Circle and In Style, among many others. She has had regular health, fitness and beauty columns in many of these publications.
As an avid runner, Michele has completed 23 half marathons, often to raise money for children’s charities like Team for Kids and the One Step Ahead Foundation. Born and raised in New York City, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the School of Speech at Northwestern University and her master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Michele is the mother of two children.

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