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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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That time #SethGodin & Danielle LaPorte and I were chatting about getting ready to put our work out into the world. I thought we have to be all upbeat and Seth was like, HOLD UP, WHO SAYS?! (I'm paraphrasing, but yeah. Lol.) It turns out this author of like 20 international bestsellers has very particular feelings about how it feels to embark on something big. In this instance, feeling good isn't a thing. At least not for most people. And, if you're waiting on those happy vibes, don't expect much by way of word count. "We are feeling afraid," he said. "We are feeling trepidation." Then he went on to share that our fear of criticism is just one step from death.You had to be there. Fortunately, you can be! "I'm trying to remember the last time I was in the mood to create!" said Seth. Say what? I'm far more giddygoofy than this guy. Then again, he's far more prolific than I am. And, these days, when my doomscrolling fingers get on a roll, I can use all the disciplined help I can get! I'm all ears, Seth. 🎧You guys with me? Doesn’t it feel like time to work on our art, no matter how we feel or what distractions await? 🙏 Write on!💜Listen in: http://apple.co/2MW8UAR #TheBeautifulWritersLife ✍️ #DanielleLaPorte #bookmama #BeautifulWritersPodcast 🎙 ... See MoreSee Less
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