Write the Book You’ve Always Wanted To Write with Alyssa Berthiaume

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Key takeaways:

  • How did Ally get started in her entrepreneurial journey?
  • Ally was going through a divorce when she found Kathy.
  • Ally was miserable in her job. There were a lot of promises made about her job, and they weren’t kept.
  • Despite how much Ally hated it, she needed to hold on to the stability of it all because her personal life was falling apart.
  • How did Ally find Kathy?
  • Ally has wanted to be a writer her entire life. Now was the time.
  • When Ally started working for herself, she surpassed her salary and was surprised. Why would anyone work a regular job ever again?
  • Ally shares some of her favorite clients to work for.
  • You need to share your story!
  • Ally talks about what it’s like working for and writing for Kathy.
  • How does Ally conduct her research and write in the same tone of voice as her client?
  • You can go crazy with just re-reading your book and editing it, and editing it, and editing it. You need an outside perspective.
  • What are some of the disadvantages of self-publishing a book?
  • A typo is the bane of every writer’s existence.

From 2010 to 2018, I was getting to the point where I wasn’t satisfied. I was undervalued but overworked and it was just not what I was cut out for. I was meant to do more. Click To Tweet

I’m never going back! I’m never going to go back to working for somebody else. Click To Tweet

It’s a superpower, I call it, hearing between the lines. Zeroing in on what it is you’re saying even if you don't think you’re organized in what you’re trying to tell me. Click To Tweet


About Alyssa Berthiaume


Alyssa (aliases Ally and A.Y.) Berthiaume is a professional writer, native Vermonter, practicing feminist, recovering middle child, wannabe superhero, and a mom who’s pretty sure she’s “winging it”. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing and is the Lady Boss Owner of The Write Place, Right Time, her virtual boutique of ghostwriting services. 

Whether she’s writing for herself or her clients, Berthiaume believes in emotionally compelling, honest, and powerful stories that are told in an authentic voice, come straight from the heart, and celebrate bravery, grit, and hope. If you can catch her not doing all the things, she’s probably drinking Maple Lattes in a coffee shop, getting lost in a bookstore, or binge watching something on Netflix in her sweatpants while she eats ridiculous amounts of movie-theater-style popcorn.

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