Hello, I’m Debbie. I help writers get unstuck. I’m a book writing coach for nonfiction and memoir.

If you’re at a certain age, you’ve probably achieved most of your goals. Now you’re itching for one more act. Maybe you want to be and do something different.


That might include writing a book, the one that’s been stuck in your head for years. I’m an author, a book writing coach (and a publisher) and I help writers get unstuck. I’m a master procrastinator so I’ve been there myself. For me, asking “what’s next” meant taking a Gap Year After Sixty and moving to Maine and Brooklyn after three decades in D.C. It meant facing my fears about getting old, learning to thrive with chronic depression, and even reinventing my marriage of 45 years. And of course it means working on my own next book, the one that’s rattling loudly in my head.


Official bio

A Harvard graduate and a former journalist, Debbie Weil is a speaker, author, book writing coach, and nonfiction publisher. As a veteran blogger and Web pioneer, she was named one of the Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company and a DC Top 100 Tech Titan by Washingtonian magazine.

For the past 17 years her company, WordBiz LLC, has worked with a range of clients from GlaxoSmithKline and HP to the Maryland Association of CPAs. She focussed on content marketing, from creating effective e-newsletters to launching corporate blogs. More recently, she pivoted to work with executives and professionals who want to write short nonfiction books on their areas of expertise.

She founded Voxie Media, a boutique publishing imprint, for business and nonfiction authors with inspiring ideas and a desire to make a difference. She also provides consulting to navigate the new world of self-publishing.

Debbie is the author of one of the first and most definitive books about business blogging, The Corporate Blogging Book (Penguin Portfolio). She has an honors degree in English from Harvard,  a Masters in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned an MBA from Georgetown University.

She and her husband, Sam Harrington, write a blog together chronicling their continuing Gap Year After Sixty. They have six grandchildren and divide their time between Stonington, ME and Brooklyn, NY.

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