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I’M MARY E. KNIPPEL

The Soul Story Writing Mentor

Unleash the Power of Your Soul's Wisdom

Supporting Transformational Leaders connect to their soul's calling and articulate it into the written word (books/blogs & more), to grow their business, attract clients & leave a legacy so their message exists beyond today.

Author Coaching & More

Publishing your Anthologies, Memoirs, Blogs, Signature Talks, Journaling and More!

Wise Woman Wisdom Retreats

Half Moon Bay California,

March 5th-9th 2025

Author Mentorship

Unleash the Wise Woman Within You

My goal is to empower my clients to embrace the story only they can share with the world. I'm on a mission to help anyone who feels silent and invisible to claim their voices and share their unique gifts with the world. Gifts the world is not only waiting for, we desperately need!

Supporting Co-Authors with publishing their book from Start to Finish

Speakers who need a Signature Talk

Bloggers who need accountability to consistently create content

Those who need a safe space to express their hard feelings

VIP Days to Develop and Refine your Soul's Story

Retreats to Ignite your Creativity

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Creativity

The Core of Expression and Passion. This is what brings us joy.

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Purpose

Make a difference, leave a legacy. What do you want to be known for?

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Authenticity

I will support you to always be true to yourself and your values

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Respect

I will support you with dignity and honor. This is my vow to you.

What Is Author Coaching?

Who is this for?

My clients come to me when they are overwhelmed about where to begin, what to say and how to make sense of the life-changing message they know they are here to deliver. I believe passionately everyone has a soul story of hope that the world needs to hear. I help my clients polish their words until their message sparkles and shines as a beacon of hope for those in search of a solution contained in my clients' message. !

Budding Authors

Publish a Blog Consistently

Become a Speaker

Journaling as a Tool for Healing

Creatives

About Mary

As Your Writing Mentor, I play three roles:

  • Your Muse

  • Your Cheerleader

  • Your Architect

  • Your Nudge

Everything I do is customized and personalized. Let's talk, Soul to Soul, so that I can get to know you and your needs. With the help of my intuition, you and I can then determine the best place to start right now and where it is that you want to go.

Mary E Knippel, author, speaker, Your Writing Mentor, and founder of Your Writing Mentor guides Small Business owners (coaches, consultants, authors) to articulate their soul's wisdom into the written word gleaned from their life's experiences as a powerful driver of business growth. She has a knack for helping you to get their expertise out of their head and onto the page so that your readers can find you and know the difference you offer the world.

If you are looking for a proven professional who uses her 35 years of experience as a journalist to ask provocative questions to uncover the heart of your message with clarity and compassion, help you craft the compelling soul story of your business, and put you on the path to being recognized as an expert in your field, you’ve come to the right place.

Testimonials

"Mary connects heart to heart, soul to soul with women that have a story burning in them. She helps them unmute their voice so that their words are infused with their passion and the confidence flows through them to share their story.” L.Garris

"I had never considered myself a writer, however Mary has taught me we all have a story to tell. Her Writing Room is a safe place for me to go write for an hour every Tuesday. She helps us to relax and hear our inner voice and to get it on the page. I highly recommend that you check out Mary, especially because we all have a story to tell. When will you start yours?" Tina P.

"I hired Mary to write an article for me which was going to be in Coastviews Magazine. It was a beautiful article and is still linked on my website. Later she wrote my press release when I moved my business. When the need arises I will hire her again." - Antoinette

Blog

Done is Better than Perfect

Done is Better than Perfect

April 25, 20242 min read

Done is better than perfect is a phrase I endorse to keep you from procrastination in pursuit of never being embarassed on the page. Everyone screws up at times even with the greatest of attention to detail and pain-staking edits. Trust me, you will not die of embarassment when a typo is discovered or you've published something that is less than flawless.

One of the reasons why my memoir is entitled The Secret Artist is that for the longest time I didn't feel qualified to call myself an artist. I had this crazy notion that I couldn't call myself an real artist because my expertise did not qualify me to have a piece of my work on display at a world famous museum.

Really? Are you serious? Yup, that was my rationalization.

Crazy thinking!

Until it dawned on me that we are all artists in our own way. I'll repeat that: we are all experts in our own way.

We are also human. It takes practice to perfect so many things: playing an instrument, drawing landscapes, financial balance sheets, scoring a piece of music, or a written piece that conveys a specific message.

My artistry is on display right here. With these words I paint a picture of an idea, introduce a concept and inspire hope for my readers. The initial writing sometimes is messy. At times writing is a process of putting a puzzle together consisting of many colorful pieces. There are many possibilities for some of the pieces to conect. Yet, when the words are arranged to be most impactful and inspirational, the picture is clear and powerful.

The problem is that it is not always a simple task to bring the picture into focus with your words. In the pursuit of perfect, some would get discouraged and throw up their hands and say WHY BOTHER?

I suggest to you that you embrade "Done is better than perfect!"

Find a happy medium and share what you have with the world rather than giving up.

I am an artist and so are you!

Keep showing up on the page and sharing your story. Every time you do that, more of your story will be revealed to you. The world needs you and your wisdom.

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Mary E Knippel

Mary E. Knippel, the Soul Story Writer, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, writing mentor, and retreat leader, helps Transformational Leaders connect to their soul’s calling and articulate it into the written word. Working together as a team, Mary helps you craft and package your vision into professional credibility assets to grow your business, attract clients and leave a legacy beyond this lifetime. Contact her at www.maryeknippel.com.

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Done is Better than Perfect

Done is Better than Perfect

April 25, 20242 min read

Done is better than perfect is a phrase I endorse to keep you from procrastination in pursuit of never being embarassed on the page. Everyone screws up at times even with the greatest of attention to detail and pain-staking edits. Trust me, you will not die of embarassment when a typo is discovered or you've published something that is less than flawless.

One of the reasons why my memoir is entitled The Secret Artist is that for the longest time I didn't feel qualified to call myself an artist. I had this crazy notion that I couldn't call myself an real artist because my expertise did not qualify me to have a piece of my work on display at a world famous museum.

Really? Are you serious? Yup, that was my rationalization.

Crazy thinking!

Until it dawned on me that we are all artists in our own way. I'll repeat that: we are all experts in our own way.

We are also human. It takes practice to perfect so many things: playing an instrument, drawing landscapes, financial balance sheets, scoring a piece of music, or a written piece that conveys a specific message.

My artistry is on display right here. With these words I paint a picture of an idea, introduce a concept and inspire hope for my readers. The initial writing sometimes is messy. At times writing is a process of putting a puzzle together consisting of many colorful pieces. There are many possibilities for some of the pieces to conect. Yet, when the words are arranged to be most impactful and inspirational, the picture is clear and powerful.

The problem is that it is not always a simple task to bring the picture into focus with your words. In the pursuit of perfect, some would get discouraged and throw up their hands and say WHY BOTHER?

I suggest to you that you embrade "Done is better than perfect!"

Find a happy medium and share what you have with the world rather than giving up.

I am an artist and so are you!

Keep showing up on the page and sharing your story. Every time you do that, more of your story will be revealed to you. The world needs you and your wisdom.

writingstorysoulstoryinspirationdoneisbetterthanperfectWednesdayWisdom
blog author image

Mary E Knippel

Mary E. Knippel, the Soul Story Writer, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, writing mentor, and retreat leader, helps Transformational Leaders connect to their soul’s calling and articulate it into the written word. Working together as a team, Mary helps you craft and package your vision into professional credibility assets to grow your business, attract clients and leave a legacy beyond this lifetime. Contact her at www.maryeknippel.com.

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