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Want a STELLAR 2021?

Want a STELLAR 2021?

You've probably heard me say that I don't make a significant move without consulting the stars via my little sis, Carol Allen, one of the top Vedic astrologers (& love coaches!) in the country. Her predictions are so spot on that I've learned over the decades to...

Liz Gilbert & Marie Forleo: Behind the Bestsellers

Liz Gilbert & Marie Forleo: Behind the Bestsellers

"I'm glad I'm not competitive," Elizabeth Gilbert said when listing her dear friend Marie Forleo's assets and calling her a "quintuple threat" before adding how incredibly loyal, decent, and giant-hearted she is. It's with that kind of feel-good sisterhood that we...

Beautiful Writers Podcast “Best-Of” Part 4 Episode

Beautiful Writers Podcast “Best-Of” Part 4 Episode

It's here—our 4th annual Beautiful Writers Podcast "Best-Of" episode! Just in time to save your creativity in the New Year from all that binge-watching and doomscrolling. It's been a year—2020 (hence why this Summer episode's dropping in Winter). I don't have to tell...

Pastry & Writing w/ Me in Oct. in Carmel. Then, a Virtual Retreat!

Pastry & Writing w/ Me in Oct. in Carmel. Then, a Virtual Retreat!

“This is the best food I’ve ever eaten!” said all four of my Carmel Writing Retreat participants during our week together in Carmel-by-the-Sea last month. Food’s no joke when you’re bringing worlds to life. It’s a comfort thing. But also a brain thing. Glucose powers...

​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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@MoxieDude Great points! 😎

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Because you want to see a group of horses having a day at the beach.

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