December 13, 2022

008: Liberating the Inner Author – and Sharing PHENOMENAL Stories with Dr. Angela Lauria

Great storytelling creates connections and influences readers. Dr. Angela Lauria shares insights on liberating your inner author and crafting powerful stories.

Liberating the Inner Author

The characteristics of great storytelling vary for each person but what makes a story remarkable is similar for most people – it’s the power to make a connection and influence readers. In this episode of the Raise 1000 Voices podcast, we sink right into a fun conversation liberating your inner author and sharing phenomenal stories with Dr. Angela Lauria.

Dr. Angela Lauria is the founder of Author Incubator and Difference Press. She helps thousands of authors write, publish and promote their books. Moreover, she is a phenomenal book coach and publisher who vibrates stories and storytelling.

Being able to tell a story that keeps listeners interested and surprised is one of the hardest aspects of storytelling. But when stories are beautifully curated to form connections with their readers, it becomes a shared magical experience by both the author and the audience it serves.

Although it’s possible to write numerous books, the success of publishing one and actually liberating your inner author lies in knowing who the book is for and the purpose it’s supposed to serve.  

If you have lots of stories to share and feel uncertain about what is worthy of becoming a book and shared with the world, Dr. Angela Lauria talks through her effective storytelling method that has helped launch powerful stories and incredible clients that are seen on the most powerful of stages.


  • Dr. Angela’s journey of becoming a storyteller (03:58)
  • What great storytelling means for her (07:05)
  • Favourite stories and experiences that inspired her to write more books (08:45)
  • The negative consequences of the inner critic and how to manage them (16:35)
  • The influence of not holding space for failure for authors (21:30)
  • Qualities that make a story phenomenal (23:30)
  • What makes a story worthy of a book? (28:50)
  • The biggest mistake most storytellers make and how to start writing a book (31:40)
  • The value of knowing who is the book for (41:15)
  • One exercise to help in successfully writing a book (45:30)


“Great storytelling is about the element of connection and being in the moment.” -Dr. Angela Lauria

“There are so many books we could write, but understanding what you want the book to do is key.” -Dr. Angela Lauria

“A book is an act of service to the reader.” -Dr. Angela Lauria

“Until you can tell a story with strength, power, and grace, it’s not your story to tell yet.” -Jacqueline Nagle 


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Dr. Angela E. Lauria is the founder of The Author IncubatorTM and creator of the Difference ProcessTM for writing a book that matters. In 2018, The Author Incubator was ranked #275 on the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies and #60 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur 360. Dr. Angela won the Stevie Awards Coach/Mentor of the Year Award and her program, The Author’s Way, was named Coaching Program of the Year and she was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 10 most inspiring entrepreneurs to watch – one of only 2 women on the list.

Dr. Angela has been helping people free their inner author since 1994, helping over 1,000 authors-in transformation write, publish, and promote their books. Her clients have been seen everywhere from Vanity Fair to O Magazine to the Today Show, and their books have been responsible for over $100 million in cumulative revenue.

She has a B.A. and an M.A. in Journalism and Media Affairs from The George Washington University and a PhD in Communications from The European Graduate School. She is the author of Make ‘Em Beg to Be Your Client: The Nonfiction Authors’ Guide to Selling, Serving, and Funding a Movement, Make ‘Em Beg to Publish Your Book: How To Reach A Larger Audience & Make A Full-Time Income In The Extremely Overcrowded World of Personal Development, The Incubated Author: 10 Steps to Start a Movement with Your Message, and The Difference: 10 Steps To Writing A Book That Matters. She lives at The Author Castle in McLean, Virginia with her son Jesse and her Castle cats Princesses Feathers & Foxy McFuzz Bucket.


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