What do you get when you transform a Buddhist monk into a heavy metal guitarist? You get someone who might have the presence of today's guest, Donna Barker. Not that she’s been either, but that’s exactly how she feels these days.
Donna is a 25-year career ghost-writer who, on turning 50, decided to step out of her ethereal form and give a voice to her own voice — which is much louder than she ever could have imagined!
She’s the founder of Write, Woman, Write, a web-based community that supports women “of a certain age” to rev up their confidence, courage and commitment and write the book that they’ve had in their hearts for too long.
Donna is also the co-creator of the online event, the Creative Women Summit: Passion to Profit.
In 2016, Donna published her first book, Mother Teresa’s Advice for Jilted Lovers, an award-winning, mash-up genre novel. She asserts that the timing of publishing her book was inevitable, predetermined by the fact that she was born in 1966. She couldn’t allow herself to say goodbye to her forties without achieving the one goal she’d set for that decade: which was to become a published author. Under her own name.
Reaching this milestone age, and the creative courage it provoked, made Donna realize that each and every one of her big creative projects had started on the precipice of a big life event.
Which is what she’s here to talk about today: How to use your life’s milestones to rev up your creative courage.