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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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