Deb Donnell

Deb Donnell, author, publisher and founder of KESWiN Academy, mentors you through writing, publishing and other transformative journeys. Her mission is to help you to not die with your stories trapped inside of you. Whether you want to write a personal memoir or family history book, or share your talents and attributes through authorship and entrepreneurship, Deb is committed to helping you succeed inside the Academy. Learn more about Deb here.

key principles of self-publishing

Eight Key Principles of Self-Publishing Success

Learn our eight key principles of self-publishing.  Then use them to create your successful authorship business. 1. Believe that you have something of value to share If you have little or no confidence in what you are writing and publishing, it will show. So make sure you take the time to develop confidence in your …

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Why write a book

Why Write a Book? 3 Questions Before You Start

Are you wondering why write a book?  Before you get started, think about these three questions.  It will help you focus your writing, and increase your chances of success. Who Are You Writing Your Book For? The first question to reflect on, and answer, is who are you writing your book for? Certainly, our best …

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Your Hidden Treasure KESWiN Academy

Your Hidden Treasure: Finding Value Within

Your hidden treasure is the wealth of unique and valuable gems buried deep inside of you.  It is your talents and attributes.  Or, in other words, your lifetime of knowledge, experiences, skill-sets, wisdom, ideas and narratives.  At KESWiN Academy, we believe that you have unlimited hidden treasure buried deep within your heart, soul and unconscious …

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Explore Your Self KESWiN Academy

Explore Your Self: Be, Do, Have More

Explore your Self in order to discover who you are and what you want to write about.  Next set goals to write the book trapped inside you.  Then take action to self-publish your content and non-fiction book.  Finally, establish your authorship business and create a legacy you’re proud of. Have you ever noticed that your …

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Journey into your heart

Journey into Your Heart, Soul and Mind

Journey into your heart… Journal writing has always been a creative process, exploring that which is deep inside your heart, soul and unconscious mind. For me, exploration is about that journey to the interior, into your own heart.  I’m always wondering, how will I act at my moment of truth?  Will I rise up and …

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How to be a Hero KESWiN Academy

How to Be a Hero through Authorship

Answering the Call to Authorship Learning how to be a hero is part of the authorship journey when writing, publishing and marketing non-fiction content and books. In other words, you are on a heroic quest to discover who you are, what your talents and attributes are.  Next, you identify your best thoughts, feelings, actions, and …

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KA Membership Promise

Membership Promise – for Your Writing Quests

The Membership Promise is a set of 12 guidelines we ask you to adhere to when you subscribe to any publication or training program produced by KESWiN™ Academy.  This set of values, beliefs, standards, and principles provides a guiding framework for you to follow.  Basically, we are getting you into the mindset to do your …

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