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Better than Grad School?! One Writer’s Experience …

Better than Grad School?! One Writer’s Experience …

There’s no greater joy for me than shortcutting a writer’s process. I love sharing things that took me FOREVER to learn that make getting your stories out to the world easier. I feel like this is why I was born. In talking with my client Jessica the other day—the gal...

Cover Reveal! + My Big Realization

Cover Reveal! + My Big Realization

The goosebump moment every writer hopes for—LOVING their new book cover. After countless hours—maybe years, possibly even decades spent writing and editing your manuscript—you hold your breath as you open that email, praying to all that is holy that the JPEG face your...

Book Deal News! + Other Goosebumpy Tidings …

Book Deal News! + Other Goosebumpy Tidings …

Dreams come true, my friend. Hold onto yours TIGHTLY. I’m so happy to share this week's announcement of my Beautiful Writers book deal in Publishers Marketplace (and in Publishers Weekly, shortly). This was lonnnnng in the making. I could have given up or thought it...

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...

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

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  • THE #1 secret I’ve ever found for taking writing from good to unignorable—fast!
  • 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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❤️ Lunch on a runway (well, almost).✈️ That was a first! How's it already been 3 weeks since that goodbye at Monterey Airport, #michellereaux? I've missed you and your #carmelwritingretreat sisters every day—but your cheerleading and sisterhood have carried me through my own butt-in-chair book edits. #deadlinenextweek #beautifulwritersbookLOVE my people. LOVE editing. Best of both worlds. Happy writing weekend, all you beautiful writers out there! xo ✍️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you love suspense? 🧡 Get thrilled by thrillers? Would you kill to learn the secrets of writing something so riveting that your readers would rather sell their souls than put it down? Me, too (well, minus the killing and soul-selling part—ha). 😏Halloween. You, me, and two of the best storytellers in the biz, Patricia Cornwell (100+ million books sold) and NYT bestseller Tosca Lee. Patricia's relaunch of the #1 bestselling thriller series (the 25th book), chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, is hair-raising. 🤯I asked my friend Tosca which of her many thrillers she thought would be a match for the show, and she said #TheProgeny. I'd read that Elizabeth Bathory was the most prolific female serial killer of all time. I was intrigued by the theory that perhaps she'd been set up politically. So, when Tosca said she'd written about her descendants, I couldn't wait to check it out—and omg. 🙌Both books are incredible, you guys. Join me! Do some cram reading (or listening!) before Halloween, and we'll have a blast together. 🎃 You’ll have to read Patricia’s 24th book in the series (#Chaos) and pre-order Autopsy (pubs 11-30), but you’ll have something scaryfun to look forward to! I can't wait to see what you think. So much fun. Even more devilishly delicious than candy! 😈🍭Talk soon, and oh—subscribe to the show so you never miss an episode! 🎧www.beautifulwriterspodcast.com.Linda xo #BeautifulWritersPodcast #PatriciaCornwell #ToscaLee #Autopsythebook #TheProgeny#beautifulwritersbook #bookmama ... See MoreSee Less
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