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Made this for ya. Free Audio of My Best Writing & Selling Tips

Made this for ya. Free Audio of My Best Writing & Selling Tips

GREAT NEWS! There are easy ways to ensure literary agents & publishers LOVE your work. I’ve had the best time recording my top strategies for you here, ready for you to download now. This is one of my favorite things I've EVER made! In finding myself giving this...

The G Spot

The G Spot

I hope you’re having a lovely day wherever you are, and finding time to read something glorious. Or, even better, WRITE something glorious! You are writing, right? I’m back in the writing saddle myself these days with a July book deadline. It’s been heavenly sitting...

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...

Publish or Perish: Ready to Launch Your Writing? My Top Secrets to Landing the Deal

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  • The top 3 little-known mistakes I see most new writers make, preventing them from landing that coveted book contract.
  • How to script your Book Proposal’s success so that you land your dream agent and dreamier book deal

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Baby boy & Mama at sunset. 13 days old yesterday, can you believe it? 🤠 What a blast. I was talking to Larry, Jewel, and myself here, but I LOVE sharing these moments with you guys. Thanks for showing up to share in our adventure! xo #arizonamoon🌜 ... See MoreSee Less
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“How do you get writing done with all those cute distractions?” I get that a lot—a result of flooding my feed with baby horse and puppy pics. 🐴🐶My answer: By getting my most challenging chapters done BEFORE I sold my book. (OMG, this wasn’t always the case, says the gal who once wrote a 120k-word manuscript in 12 weeks for Hyperion. And 80k words in 8 weeks for Simon & Schuster.) ✍️😩Here’s the secret: Write those tricky bits before you shop your book. Outline every chapter in detail. That’s the beauty of a Book Proposal—it forces you to figure out your storylines upfront so you know where you’re going and don’t have to panic. 🥰With 4.5 weeks to go until delivery for my #BeautifulWritersBook, I am still creating original content, of course. I’m still exiting the shower covered in suds to get that memory down before it’s gone. But this is the most balanced I’ve ever been on deadline. So far, no all-nighters. No over-caffeinated days or nights. No #TimeDebt. I've cleared my calendar of anything else that requires thinking 🤪, but I'm living a full life in the process. What a concept! 🥳That’s the benefit of taking your time and working with a freelance editor. Having beta readers test your material even further. And workshopping your chapters with LIVE bodies. I did that, on occasion, in Carmel at my #CarmelWritingRetreats during meals and got the BEST feedback. #HeavenTruthfully, I used to be addicted to the manic energy of delivering books in five minutes. “Oh, you need another three chapters tomorrow? No problem: my husband won’t miss me!” (He did. He bailed.) Those habits took their toll, but I was younger then. And an excellent little Time Debtor. Ha. I am cherishing this pace so much more. 💕 My new motto: Have a life while you write your life. 💡 Give yourself time ahead of time so that when you’re staring down the barrel of four weeks to go, you can enjoy your puppies in the sun. 😎 Can I get an amen?! xo#writeon #bookmamamusings #bookmama #bookproposalmagic bookmama.com ... See MoreSee Less
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