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Teagan Bentley on “Doing Fishtail Braiding Right”

Welcome to Day 5 of the 2013 Doing Life Right Teleconference!

Today we welcome back author, dancer, and fashion designer Teagan Bentley as she tells us about "Doing Fishtail Braiding Right".


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Novel Concept


Denise Roessle on “Doing Confronting Your Inner Critic Right”

Welcome to Day 2 of the 2013 Doing Life Right Teleconference!

Today we welcome back author Denise Roessle as she tells us about "Doing Confronting Your Inner Critic Right".

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Doing Risk Right; VIDEO 13 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Teresa Graham Brett as she tells us about Doing Risk Right!



Teresa Graham Brett is a coach, consultant, and author who founded Parenting for Social Change in 2009. Bringing together her experiences in higher education as a social justice educator, trainer, and administrator with her experiences coaching parents, she provides parents with transformative learning programs that help them to parent with trust and respect.

She is the author of Parenting for Social Change: Transform Childhood, Transform the World and the Guide to Liberation Parenting.



In "Doing Risk Right," Teresa talks about taking risks to follow the path that is right and unique for you. Using her own decisions that moved her to live a life consistent with her values, she encourage you to go deep within to know what is right for your path.

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Doing Parties Right; VIDEO 10 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Zoe Bentley as she tells us about Doing Parties Right!


Zoe Bentley is a 16 year old unschooler from Arizona. In her unschooling adventures, she's created a NASA award-winning website, co-authored two novels, and traveled to over 40 states and 7 countries. She plans to work for Jeopardy! on their Clue Crew, and practices by creating her own Zoe's Geo Party! trivia game.

Zoe is currently excited about the following things in her life: audiobooks and learning how to be a voice talent, editing more of her interviews with exciting planetary scientists for her website, planning an upcoming trip, and writing both speeches and fiction.




In "Doing Parties Right," Zoe describes the six elements of a great party so that your parties will be out of this world and certain to never disappoint.

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Doing Public Speaking for Shy Writers Right; VIDEO 9 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Michael and Elaine Charton as they tell us about

Doing Public Speaking for Shy Writers Right!


Elaine and Michael Charton have been married for over 25 years. They met on a blind date and fell in love indulging their shared passions for books, Chinese food and baseball. Michael, a member of Toastmasters for 19 years has used all the things he learned about public speaking to help Elaine and other writers overcome their fear of speaking. He has given his Public Speaking for Shy Writers workshop to both the Sahuaro Romance Writers and the Georgia Romance Writers.

Michael writes historical fiction and his books, An Affair of the Heart and Moriarty the Life and Times of a Criminal Genius, are available now. Elaine writes romance and mystery. Her romances are published under her own name and her mysteries are published under the pen name Elaine Joyce. Elaine's books include: The Pink Lady, Murder on Dark Fort Isle, Easy Lovin', Mac's Man, The Man in the Mirror, and Pandora's Justice.

In describing "Doing Public Speaking for Shy Writers Right," Michael and Elaine tell us this:

Why is this camera on? Why are we being filmed on this video? Isn’t that how many of us feel when we have to speak in public?

This is true for most but probably most true for writers. How many writers are happy just interacting with their keyboard and a cup of coffee?

Many of us now are Indie writers and need to be able to market ourselves as well as write. Yes, you would rather write, but don’t you want people other than your loved ones to read your work?

This is where Public Speaking for Shy Writers comes in. Our mission statement is not to make you a great orator, but to be able to do things such as being filmed as we are on this video. We certainly weren’t born this way, (though maybe filming babies would’ve been more interesting).

We want you to be able to do well in a book talk, be interviewed on radio and TV, and have the courage to promote your work. Would you like to take this ride with us? Please do! We are looking forward to it and would be honored to be your guides.


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Doing Dreams Right; VIDEO 7 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Teagan Bentley as she talks about Doing Dreams Right!


Teagan Bentley is a 12 year old vegan homeschooler (Radical Unschooler) from Arizona.

Her current interests include: ballet, Bollywood dance, Tae Kwon Do, writing, fashion modeling, 3D logic puzzles, computer games, sewing, and fashion design.

Her current BIG dreams include: being a model, professional dancing, and owning a fashion boutique.

Teagan's first book (a middle grade novel), Novel Concept, came out in April 2011(in paperback and Kindle). It was recently released in audiobook form earlier this month (October 2012). This version can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and Audible.

Teagan is also known as the "Hula Hooping Rubiks Cube Girl" in the documentary movie Life in a Day.



In "Doing Dreams Right," Teagan tells us about the importance of: (1) trying things NOW, (2) trying many things, and (3) trying new things--all in the pursuit of helping you live your dreams NOW, rather than waiting for "some day."

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Novel Concept


Doing Hard Decisions Right; VIDEO 6 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Joshua Blackwell as he talks about Doing Hard Decisions Right!




Joshua Blackwell is one of the five co-authors of Fractured Fate, a Young Adult (YA) fantasy novel published by Do Life Right, Inc. in 2011. Joshua wrote the Joe Kolbe character.

Joshua is a fun-loving teen who dislikes complicated math and rude people. He loves to write and hates getting up at night because of a good idea--which are also his best.





In "Doing Hard Decisions Right," Joshua tells us about how he deals with making difficult decisions in his life--giving us advice for our own lives along the way.

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Doing Collaborative Writing Right; VIDEO 3 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Leslie Schultz and her daughter Julia Braulick as they tell us about Doing a Mother-Daughter Writing Collaboration Right.

Julia Braulick is a homeschooled thirteen-year-old Quaker who loves learning, writing fiction, reading, and her poodle, Peanut. She plans to be a prairie ecologist when she grows up and will be building a solar panel from scratch this fall.

As a girl, Leslie Schultz yearned to be Laura Ingalls Wilder. Now she loves living in Minnesota, reading, quilting, taking pictures, making soup, writing (poetry, fiction, essays), and learning new things with her daughter, Julia, and her husband, Tim.

Leslie is the author of The Howling Vowels, a middle grade book that has been deemed "a sweet modern day Little House story". Julia helped immensely with this book and is the author of its lexicon. And Sometimes Y, the second book in the series, is being written presently.





In “Doing a Mother-Daughter Writing Collaboration Right,” author Leslie Schultz and her daughter share how their first project, Do Life Right, Inc. title The Howling Vowels grew out of their homeschooling experiences and describe how they are working as full co-authors on a sequel, And Sometimes Y.

Leslie and Julia explain how they imagine original characters growing and changing, develop new plot lines, introduce new characters, share actual drafting,  resolve differences of opinion, handle writers’ block, and weave details from real life into a fictional world.


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Doing Memoirs Right; VIDEO 2 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Denise Roessle as she tells us about Doing Memoirs Right.

A marketing copywriter by trade, Denise Roessle began writing on more personal topics after reuniting with the son she gave up for adoption as a teen. Her first book, "Second-Chance Mother," (Red Willow Publishing, 2012) is a multi-generational memoir of adoption loss and reconnection. She is also among 14 memoirists featured in the recently released anthology, “Loving For Crumbs” (edited by Jonna Ivin).

Denise is a professional member of the Society of Southwestern Authors (and past president of the Santa Cruz Valley Chapter), the National Association of Memoir Writers, and the Story Circle Network. Her personal essays and short fiction have placed in numerous writing competitions.

DOING MEMOIRS RIGHT: Everyone has a story. If you're considering writing yours — whether for personal growth, publication, or to record your memories for future generations — this presentation will provide practical information and food for thought. Memoirist Denise Roessle will discuss the difference between memoir and autobiogrphy, the reasons for writing one, the elements of story, overcoming the fears associated with telling your truth, and prompts to help you get started.


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Have a conference? We’ll travel!

Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley, President and Founder of Do Life Right, Inc. will be speaking at the 2011 Unschoolers Waterpark Gathering in Sandusky, Ohio, next week. This is just one of her many speaking engagements.

Lisa and many of the other Do Life Right, Inc. authors and illustrators love to give presentations to people of all ages!

Some topics include:

  • Homeschooling
  • Unschooling
  • Radical Unschooling
  • How to start living your dream life
  • Illustration basics
  • Illustration in-depth
  • How to make money from writing
  • and MANY more!

Please contact Lisa or one of the other DLR authors or illustrators directly to find out more!