Jan Fishler

Author, Speaker, Writing Coach.

My passion is writing and creating content that motivates, educates, and entertains.

I show speakers, coaches, and entrepreneurs how to tap into the subconscious to quickly and easily create amazing and memorable content.

If you want to bring your book to life and don’t know how to begin, don’t think you can do it, or think it will take too long, my courses can show you how.

Jan's Books

I’ve been a writer for several decades and sharing what I know makes me happy. That’s why I offer Zoom calls, writing tips and prompts, and guided visualizations that can help writers of anything get results. Whether you join, read or listen, you will find a gift here that is just right for you.

The Authors on Their Books podcast features 15-minute interviews with independent authors. If you're on the hunt for the latest informational, inspirational, or spiritual titles and want to learn about books from the authors who wrote them, check out Authors on Their Books. New episodes are published weekly.

Most people learn best by following a proven method, my prerecorded courses are all you need to become more creative and to complete a book, course or talk in record time. I’ve been writing for decades, and all my courses reflect tips and strategies I developed to trust my intuition and get results. I know they work, and you will too.

You could say that I have the opposite of glossophobia-- I am most definitely NOT one of the 25% of the population who is afraid to perform in front of audiences. My Signature Talk is Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life (based on the book). For more about this talk and others and having me speak to your group

Work with me

If pre-recorded courses aren’t for you, I do provide two options for working with me. 1:1 Coaching is for those of you who want to get your book completed in record time. We will follow a proven formula to plan and write your book, making sure you complete all milestones and create relevant content. If you’ve completed a first draft and need help with form and structure, talk to me about developmental editing.

1:1 Coaching

If you want to write your book or create a course, quickly and painlessly, I can show you how. My process Includes pre-planning, weekly Zoom calls, daily check-ins by email and/or text, encouragement and feedback, structural editing, and referrals to other resources such as copy editing, and graphic design as needed. Schedule an appointment to discuss your project and for pricing.

Developmental Editing

I read your book and make editorial comments and suggestions using track changes. I pay attention to: Clarity, Ambiguity, Tense, Structure, POV, Plot Holes, Character Motivation, Continuity, Pacing, Character Development, Story Arcs, Reader Expectation, Use of
Dialogue, Presentation, and Audience. The first four pages are free.  Prices vary depending on the length and type of document.

About Jan

For 20+ years, I was a writer/producer of informational and motivational videos. During that time, I wrote 100+ corporate scripts and produced a few dozen videos. Currently, I’m a motivational speaker, author and writing coach. 

My career highlights include:

  • Producing The Path to Publication DVD series, available from Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Filmed at the Community of Writers Conference at Squaw
    Valley, the series contains advice from such well-known authors as Amy Tan, Anne Lamott, Janet Fitch, and Mark Childress.
  • Self-publishing (in 2010), Searching for Jane, Finding Myself (An Adoption Memoir), available at Amazon.com.
  • Writing articles on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for  Vietnam National Magazine , and articles on alternative health for The Union newspaper.
  • Hosting the “Tell Me Something Good” radio show on KNCO. For the past few years, I’ve been teaching writing workshops and speaking to women-groups. Most of my classes and talks are via Zoom, but I also love speaking live and in person.

I have a B.S. in English Literature/Creative Writing from Ohio University and an M.S. in Educational Technology/Instructional Design from California State University, San Francisco. I live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

Want to talk about your writing project or know more about a course or event I’m offering? Just schedule a call.


  • Drop in and Write LIVE & FREE

    Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

  • Monthly Writers Brainstorm What’s next? LIVE & FREE

    Starts March 15, 2022 and repeats the third Wednesday of each month.


  • Guided Journeys

    1: Banishing Judgment
    2. Becoming Your Best Self
    3. Creating Good Habits
    4. Affirmations for a Better You
    5. Overcoming Resistance
    6. Opening to the Creative Process


  • 10 Tips for Self-Publishing

    This short course covers my journeys through the self-publishing process. COMING SOON

  • Ignite Your Creative Spark

    A 90-minute course that shows you how to ap into the subconscious to write anything quickly and easily.

  • Bring Your Book to Life

    The concepts in this course also apply to developing courses and crafting your signature speech.

  • Your Memoir: Just Write It!

    Your Memoir: Just Write It! We all have a unique story to tell, and this course will guide you through the process whether you want to leave a legacy for your family or publish an outrageous or inspirational story.

    Fiction Writers Roadmap What to consider before you sit down to write your novel.


  • 10 Tips for Solving Problems Big and Small

    30 min. PRERECORDED

  • 10 Tips for Getting and Staying Organized

    30 min. PRERECORDED

  • Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life (Based on the Book, Don’t Stop Now)

    FREE 45 minutes PRERECORDED

  • Navigating Transitions

    Change is inevitable. This course shows you how to gracefully manage the expected and the unexpected.

  • Be Your Own Guru

    1:1 Coaching Write Your Book/Create Your Course in 10 weeks.

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