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Time Debt Closes Tonight!

Ever feel like this gal? I have, like a million times, only without the clean hair (smiley). But these days, those days are mostly a bad memory. Even though I thrive on creating and stretching myself—for instance, I’m working on THREE books right now while...

Geneen Roth on the Beautiful Writers Podcast

Chocolate eggs. Jelly Beans. Ham. A little Hawaiian bread with your butter. Or, a LOT of Hawaiian bread with your butter… plus gravy. I mean you’ve tried that, right? Gravybutter? Good God. Whether you celebrate Easter today or not (if so, HAPPY EASTER BUNNY!, as my...

New Carmel Magic (& Dudes Welcome!)

Change and spring are in the air! After nine happy years renting a tree house in the Carmel Highlands for my writing retreats, the owner recently sold the home. February’s retreat was our last one. Since Merry, my toy poodle—who always accompanied me—died in January,...

Maria Shriver on the Beautiful Writers Podcast

You’ve watched Maria Shriver on TV for decades. Read her many bestsellers. Cheered as she and her family founded and championed some of humanity's greatest causes. Now’s your chance to get to know her more intimately than perhaps ever before. Maria’s here, on for the...

Lemons: A Juicy Writing Time Hack

Writing takes TIME, in case you haven’t noticed. And energy. Clearing out the mind- and body-cobwebs is key to getting your best words down on the page. I grew up with a health-freak mama who used to drag me to funky health food stores on the outskirts of town before...

Daniell LaPorte uses Linda's book proposal template

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Bodhi here. Happy sleepy writing morning to ya! 💙 Lemon water, green tea, coffee, kibble ... do whateva ya gotta do… t.co/IW9FAiADxL

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