854: Take The Opportunity With Neva Talladen

Neva Talladen is the founder of Otherwordy Editing and Publishing which was inspired by the African proverb, “The story of theTake The Opportunity With Neva Talladen lion will never be known if the hunter is the one to tell it.” The company’s goal is to work with more mission-based projects with multicultural, Black and Brown, and underrepresented authors and business owners.  Otherwordy is about shaping stories through insightful story development, editing, and all things print such as journals, stationery, letterpress, zines, all the essential spaces where we may explore our worlds of thoughts and emotions

Neva talks about her love for writing and how she was able to take the opportunity to turn her first love into a full-time career that gives her true happiness and purpose.  She also shares tips in writing that will help you get your book writing started even if you are brand new.


Neva Talladen is the founder of Otherwordy Editing and Publishing.

Cultural Background

Neva is of Filipina descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

If it is right, it happens.  Nothing good gets away.

If it is right, it happens.  Nothing good gets away.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is when you know yourself, then you trust yourself to make decisions.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Neva always had a passion for writing but she never thought it could be something she could make a successful career out of at the time.  She decided to open businesses in other industries that she thought made sense instead of following her true passion.

The “AHA” Moment

It took Neva 15 to 20 years to get back to her first love which is writing.  During the pandemic, Neva has a tech startup and realize that it wasn’t for her and she knew she wasn’t happy with her career at the time.  So when it was time to let go of her tech startup, she took the opportunity to do that and started her book editing and publishing company.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Neva is happy because she has turn her love for writing into a full-time career.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

If you want to write a book, learn to break it down to smaller tasks to get it done.  Learn to trust the process.

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