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New Writing Retreat Testimonials (& Upcoming Rate Increase):

New Writing Retreat Testimonials (& Upcoming Rate Increase):

Hello, Love! Maybe you know what this is like: It's so HARD to say goodbye after you've felt seen, heard, and loved up—"gotten" as a person and a writer, maybe for the first time. (Not that it ever gets old.) How, after you've bonded through laughter, tears, and...

Joel Stein on the Beautiful Writers Podcast

Joel Stein on the Beautiful Writers Podcast

Humor writer and journalist Joel Stein has kept me laughing for over twenty years with his brilliant columns in Time magazine, the LA Times, Entertainment Weekly, and more. With his hilarious and insightful new book, In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Better Than You and...

Anita Moorjani & Kelly Noonan Gores: Miraculous Healing

Anita Moorjani & Kelly Noonan Gores: Miraculous Healing

What's it take to make a story go viral? Global? To top the charts as word-of-mouth carries your tale far and wide—for days, months, or even years? There's no one formula. But certain things help stack the odds in your favor. Like novelty (a unique idea). Grabbiness...

One-On-One Sessions w/ Me + Book Proposal Magic Course

One-On-One Sessions w/ Me + Book Proposal Magic Course

Hello! Today! Now! My calendar’s open to you, as is my 6-week Book Proposal Magic course! Because I believe every writer could use a little magic, ya? If Cheryl Strayed’s right and, “The way it feels to write a book is that you CANNOT write a book,” as Glennon Doyle...

Deepak Chopra on the Beautiful Writers Podcast

Deepak Chopra on the Beautiful Writers Podcast

He’s authored 90 books. A Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Teaches meditation (with Oprah!). Been a husband for 49 years. A devoted father and grandfather. And he's beloved by Lady Gaga. So, other than his daily coffee, yoga, and more cushion time (“Om”)...

Daniell LaPorte uses Linda's book proposal template

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