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When deadlines allow, I love to muse on all things publishing. I share tips, tricks and stories to make your path easier + more fun!

Go from IDEA to DONE. The Beautiful Writers Group is ON. And filling fast!

We did it. Friday afternoon Danielle LaPorte and I announced our latest collaboration—a membership group for writers! It’s been nearly three years since we launched Your Big Beautiful Book Plan, which has helped birth blogs, books, and bountiful publishing deals from small presses to the big leagues. Now, we bring more of US into the process to really serve […]

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Your Book: 4 Things to Do When You Don’t Know Where to Start

Good old square one. It’s that point when you’ve got an a killer book idea burning within you, but you aren’t sure where to begin. It’s overwhelming. So much so that you’d like to go back to bed and stay there. Painful, right? You feel like it shouldn’t be this hard. But, this is normal. […]

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