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Beautiful Writers

By Linda Sivertsen


Beautiful Writers is a love letter to reading, to writing, and to everyone who reads and writes. It’s the book Linda wished she had when she was starting out. Beautiful Writers will become the evergreen companion for readers and writers everywhere. Write on!

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ISBN: 9781637741030

Publication Date: August 2022

ISBN: 9781637741047

Publication Date: August 2022

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“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

“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

“Often funny and entertaining.” —Publishers Weekly


From the host of the Beautiful WritersPodcast comes a heartwarming, how-I-made-tale from a working writer you’ve never heard of, and inspiration and advice from the legends you love.

This book gives aspiring writers and seasoned literary veterans a look into the lives of iconic authors and answers the burning question, “How did they do it?!”

As a young writer in Los Angeles, Linda Sivertsen was hungry to be more like her literary idols. Fame and fortune seemed to happen so easily—and so fast—for them. But how exactly did these bestselling authors bust through all the obstacles and deliver, day after day, year after year, book after book?

When her questions remained unanswered by multiple how-to guides, despite how her writing career was now thriving, Linda decided to go straight to the source: her favorite storytellers across numerous genres. So, Linda co-created the Beautiful Writers podcast, where she began interviewing authors for the secrets behind their careers—and, without realizing it, began building a platform of eager listeners who wanted to learn from their shared idols. With more than two million downloads, Linda’s podcast has since become a bright beacon of inspiration for writers at all stages of their journeys.

Now, in Beautiful Writers: A Journey of Big Dreams and Messy Manuscripts—with Tricks of the Trade from Bestselling Authors, Linda shares—and expands on—the best of advice and storytelling from the 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

Wrapped around the page-turning, magical, and wonderfully relatable account of the highs and lows of her own career writing bestselling, award-winning books for herself and others, these stories from the trenches are packed with suspense, laugh-out-loud humor, and raw honesty. Their passion and wisdom will help aspiring writers avoid common pitfalls and energize career authors with a treasure trove of writing insights from their peers.

Beautiful Writers is a love letter to reading, writing, and to everyone who reads and writes. It’s the book Linda wished she had when she was starting out. Beautiful Writers will become the evergreen companion for creatives everywhere. Write on!

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About the Author

Linda  Sivertsen

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 TimesInc., Extra, TeenVogue, CNN, HuffPostGlamour, 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.

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Publication Details

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781637741030

Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.

Publication Date: August 2022

Format: E-book (epub)

ISBN: 9781637741047

Publication Date: August 2022

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