Blending secrets from bestselling authors, tips from psychologists, and her own experiences as an editor and life coach for writers, Kendra Levin will share valuable advice for creating a regular writing practice that’s designed specifically for you. Kendra will reveal how the classic Hero’s Journey model of myth-making offers tools that can keep you writing regularly—and feeling good about it—not just today, not just tomorrow, but for years to come. Build a solid plan for how to finish your work-in-progress and do your very best writing while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Kendra Levin was inspired to become a life coach by her experiences as a publishing professional and award-winning playwright. A graduate of the Leadership That Works program in Coaching for Transformation, Kendra has been a certified life coach for writers and other creative practitioners since 2008, working with a wide range of one-on-one clients both in the U.S. and internationally. Kendra has run workshops for creative organizations including Theater Communications Group, and writers' groups including the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Connecticut Press Club, Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley, and Women Who Write. She has taught several classes for Mediabistro, including Get Over Your Writer's Block and Young Adult Novel Writing, and to female prison inmates through the Bard Prison Initiative. She has taught several classes to defendants awaiting trial with the Focus Forward Project. Kendra has been a publishing industry professional since 2002 and is currently an editorial director at Viking Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. She is one of the co-founders of the Representation Matters Mentorship Program. As an editor/coach, she has spoken at conferences, run workshops, and facilitated retreats for writers in over twenty states and several countries. Follow her @kendralevin to find out where she'll be going next. Her home base is New York City. Kendra's works have been produced Off- and Off-Off-Broadway. But these days, her greatest passion is inspiring and empowering other writers.