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Dare to Leap

Jun 23, 2021

Ally 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 MFA in creative writing and is also the Lady Boss Owner of The Write Place, Right Time, her virtual boutique of copywriting and ghostwriting services.


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.”


“I’m never going back! I’m never going to go back to working for somebody else.”


“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.”