236: Write Your Book with Candice L. Davis and Miriam Schulman

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with host artist Miriam Schulman

If you’ve been thinking about writing a book, let’s demystify the process. This episode shines a light on a few of the things that can make it a little less scary so you can actually write your book. 

Candice L. Davis is the book coach behind my first published book, Artpreneur. We’re diving in and sharing many of the moments I’ve experienced becoming a published author and what Candice has seen many authors struggle with. It’s hard to take the first step when you think you’re the only one struggling with certain things. It’s easier when you see what’s possible in spite of your perceived challenges and learn there’s support and a way around the real and perceived challenges of writing your first book. 

“You can become a great writer; these are just skills. It’s a set of skills that you can develop” – Candice L. Davis 

In this podcast, you will discover…

Things that will encourage you to write your book: 

  • The challenges holding you back are common to many first-time writers 
  • Writing a book for a publisher is a different kind of pressure, but it’s also rewarding 
  • Releasing a published book is a team effort not a solo sport, get the help you need early 

Writing a book takes much longer than I had anticipated, and it was a completely different experience than I believed it would be. Releasing a published book is truly like a birthing process, with pain and moments of frustration, but thankfully you get a whole team supporting the birth of your book if you take the traditional publishing route. The process and experience is so worth it in the end. I wish it for all of you wanting to share your message. 

“Whatever you’re creating, find a way to do it from a place of joy and desire.” – Candice L. Davis 

Links Mentioned

THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE A BOOK IN YOU? Get Candice’s free guide and video: Go from Overwhelmed and Undecided to Writing Your Book with Confidence and Commitment

Connect with Candice Davis: 



About Candice

Book Coach Candice L. Davis believes everyone has a story to tell and knowledge and wisdom someone else needs. She also believes any book worth writing is worth writing well. It’s her mission to help you write a world-class book from a place of joy and delight and surprise yourself with how beautifully you can put your genius on the page.

Candice is the host of “Nothing but the Words,” the podcast that gives you tips, insights, and practical strategies to write a better book, and the creator of Authors Ignited, a group-coaching experience for nonfiction authors who care deeply about the quality and impact of their books. She has written more books than she cares to count, and coached scores of authors to write their own transformative books to achieve their goals.


About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

After witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, What Women Create, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. Check out my best-selling book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, how to make money from your creativity, wherever books are sold. When I’m not in the studio, I split my time between New York City and a farmhouse in the country. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies

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Listener shout out of the week!

My first choice for art & business podcasts
I love Miriam’s straightforward and no-nonsense guidance on the business of being an artist. In every episode, I think she’s talking directly to me – calling out excuses and motivating me to challenge myself. Thank you, Miriam!


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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