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Retreat Update: In Carmel & Virtual

Retreat Update: In Carmel & Virtual

Your book. Your love letter—to all you've been, done, and learned. You probably had a timeline in your head about when you'd have your samples and/or book proposal ready to pitch agents—YOU WERE DOIN' IT! And then the world changed. Everything changed. Is changing. Up...

How my father released my writing shame on his deathbed

How my father released my writing shame on his deathbed

My beautiful writers, I want to talk about the things we don’t talk about—that which shall not be named. The unmentionable here is SHAME. The shame so many want-to-be authors have around not having the "right" credentials. It was my father—on his deathbed—who let me...

​What do I put in my book proposal? And how do I build a “platform”?!

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Daniell LaPorte uses Linda's book proposal template

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1 day ago

Linda Sivertsen

Current kitchen counter reading.💚 These books are REALLY REALLY REALLY fantastic--and timely. There's so much we can do and save--and Superman is us, dontchaknow.

Have you purchased or downloaded any of these works of art yet? 💚 Authors Jane Fonda #DrAyanaElizabeth #DrKatharineKWilkinson Erin Brockovich & Suzanne Boothby have poured their everything into these planetary love letters. 🌎

Let's support them as we save ourselves. Who’s with me?🌿Oh, and order from Vroman's Bookstore since they're in danger of closing (after 126 years!). 😢

#supermansnotcoming #whatcanido #allwecansave #alittlegreener #alotgreener
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Linda Sivertsen

Happy weekend! Hope you have time to snuggle up with a great story or two — yours or someone else’s! Maybe under a tree. In the grass. Barefoot. With a dog. And some birds and ladybugs. 📒📚✍️💻🌲🌳🌴🌱🐶🐧🦉🐞🐞🐞 (Tell them #bookmama said so. #homework.)

Thanks for the backdrop pic for inspiration, #dustybooksandprints on IG!
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“A hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck.” CNN #PresidentialDebate2020

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@GlennonDoyle Holy crap!!!!!!!!!!😬😬😬😬

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Y’all do not let your kids watch this crap. It’s embarrassing.

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@DaynaDevon Omg.

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