Write To Influence – Powerful Writing Changes Lives!


Carla D. Bass, Author, “Write to Influence!”

Powerful writing paramount to your goals?

Choose Write to Influence!

Powerful writing correlates directly to success, both personal and professional … often tipping the balance between success and failure.


  • You may be the best qualified candidate—hands down—but if the competition is better at telling a story, you lose.

  • Authors are constrained by time and space — the reader’s time (measured in seconds) and space to make your case. Advantage goes to writers who best leverage both.

Solution: Let me help! Learn to convey your message with focused intensity — persuade the audience to your point of view.

  • My workshops are interactive, fun, and effective — just like my book. “Write to Influence!” is  lighthearted, conversational in tone, entertaining to read, easily understood, and chock-full of practical advice.

  • Tools and strategies are reinforced with 200 exercises and solutions and demonstrated in chapters on resumes, email, and professional presentations.

  • Perfect for the individual and for corporate, private business, government and non-governmental organizations, and academia (high school through graduate school).

Please note: My approach cuts horizontally and applies to all of the functional topics in the subtitle. “Write to Influence!” does not address mechanics of writing a grant or proposal. Book shelves are lined with fine products in those specific areas.

Major Interview with Mark Amtower on Federal News Radio

Powerful Writing — Lifeblood of Effective Organizations

Carla D. Bass' radio interview about powerful writing in the professional environent

Mark Amtower interviews author, Carla D. Bass about “Write to Influence!” on Federal News Radio (4 X 10 min segments)

Mark Amtower, host of a show on Federal News Radio, about to interview Carla D. Bass, author of "Write to Influence!"

Author, Carla D. Bass, about to begin interview about “Write to Influence!” on Federal News Radio

Businesses & Academia that Use Write to Influence!

 In Public Libraries 

Links to Other Noteworthy Sources

https://bebusinessed.com/online-fax/fax-from-computer/  Excellent, practical resource for faxing documents from your computer, as well as a variety of other useful topics.

stacey@thebookdoctorisin.com — Writing services, web site design, graphic and web site design, promotional materials and more

http://www.theillustratedauthor.net — Melissa Stevens … Artistic genius behind my cover and all branding for Write to Influence!  Cover design, marketing materials, interior formatting, and more

https://www.linkedin.com/in/priscillamullinsduckworth and https://www.the-efa.org/memberinfo/priscilla-duckworth-11455 at the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) website — Priscilla Mullins Duckworth was my editor. “Write to Influence!” would not exist were it not for Priscilla.

About the Author

Carla D. Bass, Colonel, USAF (Ret), offers a variety of popular workshops based on her twice award-winning book (“Write to Influence!”), published in Jan 2017. From powerful writing to banish bureaucratic blather (for the workforce) to resumes, composing input for personnel reviews, and crafting essays for college applications … she covers it all — to rave reviews.

Her battle cries: “Powerful writing changes lives” and “Powerful writing is the lifeblood of effective organizations.” In each case, a compelling message often tips the balance between success and failure.

The book has already garnered 32 Amazon 5-star reviews and a plethora of corporate endorsements. It encapsulates writing skills she developed and practiced for 30 years active duty and continues to apply during her 10 years with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, composing products for Congress and the White House.

Throughout her career, she worked directly with general officers, ambassadors, congressional delegations, and foreign dignitaries. She wrote letters for executive-level signature; elevator speeches and talking points for senior officials; hundreds of personnel appraisals; nominations for awards, congressional fellowships, and other competitive packages. In all instances, each word and every second of the reader’s time counted.

While on active duty, she developed her writing techniques and strategies, composed a handbook on powerful writing, and taught thousands of Air Force personnel for 15 years.

Carla served in locations to include Germany, Bulgaria (as the defense and air attaché ), Korea, and Washington, D.C.