Monday, January 18, 2016

How I Became a Published Author: One Blog at a Time by, Lori Ann Davis

How I Became a Published Author: 

One Blog at a Time

by, Lori Ann Davis

I started writing blogs about a year and a half ago. My reason for starting a blog was twofold: I wanted to write about healthy relationships, a topic close to my heart, and I wanted to increase awareness and traffic to my website in order to grow my business. I have been a counselor for over 28 years, but this was my first time to have an internet presence with a new practice in a new town. Blogging seemed like a good way to introduce my practice and allow potential clients to see what I had to offer. I am passionate about helping people create more fulfilling relationships, and writing a blog seemed like the perfect way to get my message out to more people. While I got into a rhythm writing for my blog, writing a book never seriously crossed my mind. Friends and colleagues had mentioned the idea in passing over the years, but I did not see myself as a published author.

It was scary enough to start blogging on a regular basis. I knew I had good information that people could benefit from, but I wasn’t sure I could write it in a way they would enjoy. At first, each blog felt like a great accomplishment, and I quickly realized that I actually enjoyed writing my weekly blog.  Soon after, ideas for posts started coming faster than I could keep up with.
At the same time, I became a regular guest on a radio show. The blogs and radio show’s topics fed each other, mainly the concept of creating healthy, lasting relationships. It was from this, that ideas about a possible book began to intrigue me. I took a look at my blog posts and realized I had a lot of information, definitely enough to start a book. This concept took root, and I began to write more blog posts specifically focusing on my secrets, thinking about how they would fit into a book.

About six months later, I took the plunge and announced I was writing a book! From there, I made a list of all of the posts I had published and divided them into what I called the 4 secrets to an unstoppable relationship. This is how I came up with my original book outline and how many of my blog posts became chapter titles. As I started organizing the book, I could see areas that were missing, so those became new blog ideas. Before long, I had the beginning of a book. I was amazed at how easy the process was and how quickly it came together using my blog posts to organize the book and my book to write new posts. It was a perfect marriage. 

A year and a half later, I became the published author of, Unmasking Secrets to Unstoppable Relationships: How to Find, Keep and Renew Love and Passion in Your Life.
Lori Ann Davis, MA, CRS

Through this book, I will give you the
power to create the relationship you
deserve, the one you have always dreamed
of. My four secrets to an unstoppable
relationship have come from my own
experience as well as what I have learned
working with clients for over twenty-eight
years. I will show you how to create an unstoppable
relationship, how to understand the differences between
men and women, how to end power struggles, and
finally how to have unstoppable love and passion in your
relationship. Get started on your personal journey today!

Lori is a Certified Relationship Specialist – Speaker- Author- Radio Host
Lori has a unique and passionate approach to love and relationships and believes that everyone deserves and can have the relationship of their dreams. Her mission is to provide you with the skills you need to have the unstoppable relationship you deserve.
She has over 28 years’ experience empowering individuals and couples to live richer, happier lives. She has an in-person private practice in Charlotte, NC and also provides relationship coaching by phone to people throughout the United States. Her practice spans the spectrum from dating and singles to working through divorce to renewing long-term marriages.
In addition to workshops, classes, couples’ retreats and a local singles group, Lori’s has a talk radio show called “Real Talk with Lori Davis” on Ivyberadio.
She is the author of Unmasking Secrets to Unstoppable Relationships: How to Find, Keep and Renew Love and Passion in Your Life.
Born and raised in New Orleans, she has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of West Florida in Pensacola. For more than 20 years, she was a mental health counselor practicing individual, marriage and family therapy in Florida.
Now living in Charlotte, Lori is the mother of three daughters and is proud to homeschool her two youngest.
Information about all of Lori’s coaching services, other products, blogs, radio show and events can be found at

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