In Level Up, you’ll find your perfect solution to any obstacle you face by turning them into quests. Instead of playing someone else’s game, you get to design the game, create your own playbook, define the rewards, and reap them all! You’ll also adopt a secret identity, recruit allies, identify villains, and celebrate your epic wins. Because you’ll be using a gameful approach to shaping your creative life, doing these quests won’t be a chore. Instead, you’ll relish investigating your life, play be able to play with possibilities and maybe even have some fun along the way!
Level Up: Quests to Master Mindset, Overcome Procrastination, and Increase Productivity offers readers an opportunity to tackle their most common creative problems by turning them into quests. These short adventures challenge readers to investigate their life and habits to discover and use their own best practices.
With more than a decade’s experience in coaching writers to overcome their blocks, Rochelle shares proven methods in this book to enjoy and THRIVE with writing projects. And, her writing is a pleasure to read. Enjoy and implement this worthwhile book!
Writing is life. Life is writing. To do either well, we must learn to do both. Rochelle Melander’s insightful challenges for “leveling up” are ultimately about encouraging all of us to be all that we can be—as both writers and humans.
There are no cheat codes in Level Up. What you’ll find are a ton of practical quests designed to help any writer develop confidence and productivity skills to get a project from dream to done. Level Up is going on my keeper shelf!
Writing can be a lonely business, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’ve ever wished you had someone to walk you through the process of doing the creative work you want to accomplish, let Rochelle Melander guide you.
Write-A-Thon was a 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist
If you’ve ever wanted to write a book—and 80% of Americans have that dream on their bucket list—Write-A-Thon is your go-to guide for getting your book done fast and painlessly. From life skills to writing skills, Write-A-Thon is packed with information and inspiration to jumpstart your writing! The life skills, performance techniques, and writing tools presented in Write-A-Thon are based on ideas from psychology, inspiration from the world of marathon running, the author’s work as a writing coach, and the author’s personal experience of writing books fast.
Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About It) gives you the information, inspiration and tools you need to write a good book in less than a month. Want to know the secret to writing successfully? You’re holding it.
Write-a-thon is the tool every writer has been waiting for. Whether a professional or a wanna-be writer, you will find the practical help, the inspiration, and the kick in the pants to get writing. This book is more than a book—it’s a whole a new life built out of words.
If you’re like four out of five people, you dream of writing a book—and your biggest excuse for not having done so already is lack of time. If this sounds like you, you need Rochelle Melander’s new book, Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (And Live to Tell About It), which provides simple yet effective strategies for planning, writing and recovering from writing a book (at least the draft of it) in less than a month’s time. Loaded with exercises, motivational quotes, and real-life examples, her book doesn’t just explain how she is so productive—she shows you how to do it, too. As a runner, I especially enjoyed the marathon analogy she employs throughout the book. Sure, a marathon sounds insurmountable at first, even for seasoned runners—but with preparation, training, and practice, most runners can complete one. The same is true of would-be authors—whether you’ve been writing for years or are just getting started, you can write a book in a month with Melander’s Write-A-Thon as your guide. Motivating, insightful, and fun to read, you’ll keep this book handy for years.
A Generous Presence is a collection of story-driven essays about the philosophy, tools, and work of coaching that is designed to support all spiritual leaders in deepening and enriching their personal and professional relationships. By practicing the coaching tools Rochelle Melander offers, spiritual leaders will be better equipped to guide those they work with toward accepting the past, creating a life vision, and setting goals for the future. Additionally, the tools provided in this book will help leaders understand themselves and enable them to strengthen their definitions for healthy living, raise their awareness about their own life and relationship skills, and improve their skills in relating to individuals and groups.
A Generous Presence was named by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat to be one of The 50 Best Spiritual Books of 2006! The Brussats select these books from the over 300 books they review each year.
Easily one of the most thought-provoking books I have read in years.
Melander does a fine job presenting an overview of the art of coaching (accepting the past, creating a strong foundation, assessing assets, creating a life vision, and setting goals) and at the same time provides insights into relationship skills, handing change, and dealing with our dreams of a new life. Anyone in a leadership role will find this material to be edifying and inspirational.
Are you too tired to take proper care of yourself? Are you burned-out by ministry but don’t know how to get well? Are you starting out in ministry and want to avoid the pitfalls? This book will coach spiritual leaders like you through fifty-two weeks of exercises that will enable you to be healthy in every area of your life!
The authors teach us ways to protect our boundaries, recapture our passion, renew our spirits, and uncover our true strengths.
This is a book to be used, not simply read [for its] practical insights combined with profound spiritual wisdom.
Are you dreading your next church meeting? Looking for a way to connect spiritually with others? This handy book offers a solution for turning around committees who have become stuck by the business of running a church. Melander and Eppley have created a simple small group process that you can apply to any committee, task force, or group meeting. Each of the fifty thematic exercises contains a prayer, community building time, bible reading, and questions for reflection.