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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...

Focus.

Focus.

Focus. Focus. “Hey, you! Yeah, YOU! FOCUS! “It’s just you and me here. "Leave everything else. Out. There. "I’m all you need right now. "Give me your attention. "And I’ll come to liiiiife.” This was me a few years ago when I wrote this post, my story and I joined at...

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...

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

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Made ya look. 🥳 Ha. This party emoji shows EXACTLY how I feel about my new virtual writing retreat group. These writers are incredible! So smart and fun and generous in their space-holding and fantastic feedback. And so many crazy-cool synchronicities, just like our in-person groups. (The Universe ... how oh how does it do it?! 💫🔮🤗)

I LOVE this group. I LOVE connecting online (a million x more than I thought I would). I LOVE writers and books and ideas and watching a project and its person go from timid to confident af. I also love the added time we have together because we’re not at a hotel. Adds a new dimension of ease and flow.

I can’t believe I waited so long to take these retreats online. We’re only halfway through our sessions together, but the results are so exciting that I will DEFINITELY do this again. Probably in January. Stay tuned. (And, sign up here if you’d like to chat sooner about joining us. bit.ly/2Tx2lEZ ). 💜

I’m so thankful I get to do this work—and that you’re here and we’re all connected through the magic of the ethers. ✨Write on, you guys!

#BeautifulWritersVirtualRetreat #BeautifulWritersRetreat #CarmelWritingRetreat
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Church. 🙏 A bookstore, actually, but pretty sure God lives here. 😇 What are you reading this weekend? I’m halfway through Jen Sincero’s #youareabadassatmakingmoney and almost fell off the bed at a story about a goat breaking into her house. Omg. Gut laughs are the best. I LOVE writers! 💚 ... See MoreSee Less

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🥳 My party emoji head shows how I feel about my #beautifulwritersvirtualretreat. I LOVE this group. I LOVE connecti… t.co/SYUoy5nUk7

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Yes! #writeapageeatasnack 🤣🥐🥗 t.co/yFUnyihVoj

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Church. 🙏 A bookstore, actually, but pretty sure God lives here. 😇What are you reading this weekend? I’m into… t.co/CdtsikY3p0

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@AllisonLane @GilbertLiz @VikingBooks Right?! Utterly transporting! 💚

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