Beautiful Writers: A Journey of Big Dreams and Messy Manuscripts--with Tricks of the Trade from Bestselling Authors (Paperback)

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"I own every writing book ever written, and Linda Sivertsen has done the near-impossible: given writing itself a personality . . . Her stories are cinematic, hilarious, heartfelt, and pitch-perfect—with energy and punch, so often lacking in nonfiction."
—Terry McMillan, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A page-turning beach read doubling as how-to. Magic."
—Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times bestselling author, journalist, and blogger at The Bloggess

"An engaging manual that offers writing advice with a big, broad, sunny worldview . . . fans of Sivertsen's podcast will devour this companion volume."
—Kirkus Reviews

2023 International Book Awards Winner & 2023 Firebird Book Awards "Speak Up Talk Radio" Winner

Imagine you're at a dinner party with some of the most successful authors of our time. "Book Mama" and Beautiful Writers Podcast co-creator Linda Sivertsen is the host. As she shares her story of the many hilarious, outrageous, and practical things she did to launch her bestselling writing career, your favorite writers chime in with their own anecdotes, leaving you enlightened and newly inspired. The wisdom in these pages will nourish anyone who appreciates the art of storytelling and dreams of living a creative life. 

Beautiful Writers is a love letter to reading, writing, and everyone who reads and writes. It's the book Linda wished she had when she was starting out. In it, she shares—and expands on—the best of advice and storytelling from her podcast and follow-up interviews with literary greats, including: 
  • Terry McMillan
  • Cheryl Strayed
  • Tom Hanks
  • Van Jones
  • Jenny Lawson
  • Steven Pressfield
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Anne Lamott
  • Mary Karr
  • Seth Godin
  • Abby Wambach
  • Martha Beck
  • Marie Forleo
  • Lee Child
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Dean Koontz
  • Maria Shriver
  • Dr. Jane Goodall
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Tomi Adeyemi
  • Ann Patchett
  • Dani Shapiro
  • Danielle LaPorte
  • Tosca Lee
  • Joy Harjo
  • Deepak Chopra

This heartwarming, how-I-made-it writing memoir from a working writer you've never heard of with inspiration and advice from the legends you love will help aspiring authors avoid common pitfalls and energize career writers with a treasure trove of writing insights from their peers—the details you don't often hear but make a world of difference. 

Beautiful Writers is destined to become the evergreen companion for creatives everywhere, answering the burning question, "How did they bust through all obstacles to deliver, day after day, year after year, book after book?"

About the Author

Linda Sivertsen, author, ghostwriter, and coauthor of eleven books (including two NYT bestsellers), is the host of the top-rated Beautiful Writers Podcast and mentor to thousands of writers online and in-person. She pushed through all manner of rejection to realize her dream to write bestselling books AND help save trees and fragile ecosystems. (Linda's a Forest Stewardship Ambassador, and this book is printed on FSC paper, with a percentage of sales going to their nonprofit.) With the added fun of broke-ness, death, and divorce, readers will find Linda uniquely qualified to support them through any blocks.
Linda and her work have been featured widely in the media, including, The New York Times, Inc., Extra, TeenVogue, CNN, HuffPost, Glamour, Los Angeles Times, CARMEL magazine, and on the TEDWomen stage. She loves micro-blogging about all things writing (and dogs and horses!) on social media and blogs regularly at from her ranch office in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781637741030
ISBN-10: 1637741030
Publisher: BenBella Books
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Pages: 400
Language: English