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I’ve Got a Publishing Secret

I wasn’t sure I’d ever talk about this. But if my experience helps you navigate your own writing + pub goals, I think it’s worth revealing. Late last year, I met with several publishers about having my own imprint. Essentially being a publisher within a publisher....

Give the Ultimate Writing Gift

"Creativity takes courage." ~ Henri Matisse 💚 Oh, yes it does, my friend. LOTS of it. Day after day. After. Day. From the start of my career in the Writing + Book Biz over 25 years ago, I said that stringing words together to entertain/educate others was not for the...

Carmel Discount (Writing Retreat)

Hello, beautiful writer! I’d love to share a few quick things: 1). how you can reserve a spot at one of my upcoming Carmel Writing Retreats at the old rate, 2). a new celebrity testimonial I just received about the retreat (wow/humbled beyond) + another book deal...

TEDWomen Dream Come True…

DUUUUUUDES! Omg. I'm a noodle. Prepping for speaking at TEDWomen in San Francisco since June (5 months!) was NUTS! I think I rewrote/tweaked my talk on Time Debt and how The Boyfriend Log woke me up 100+ times... welcome to my world as an editor. I actually said one...

Daniell LaPorte uses Linda's book proposal template

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