62 episodes

Listen in as author Linda Sivertsen (aka Book Mama) brings together the world’s most beloved bestselling authors for monthly chats on writing, publishing, deal-making, spirituality, activism, and the art of romancing creativity. Now streaming on American Airlines, these up-close conversations are a fan favorite, frequently profiled on “Best Podcast” lists (i.e., The Motley Fool’s “10 Best Podcasts for Women”), and on the top Arts & Books pages of iTunes/Apple Podcasts. Join Linda and her celebrity co-hosts for deep, funny interviews w/ authors who have pulled it off—from breakout success to staying power. Heart-centered encouragement, street-smart advice, and insider success (and failure!) stories for every writer and creative type. Biggest mistakes, best shortcuts, behind-the-scenes agent, press, and publishing stories help you gain the courage to get your book, blog, ballad, or biz birthed into the world. New shows post each month. Guests include: Cheryl Strayed, Joy Harjo, Nia Vardalos, Joel Stein, Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Gilbert, Tom Hanks, Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach, Van Jones, Candice Bergen, Meg Wolitzer, Dean Koontz, Ann Patchett, Maria Shriver, Steven Pressfield, Anita Moorjani, Tosca Lee, Brené Brown, Lee Child, Terry McMillan, Anne Lamott, Rob Bell, Dani Shapiro, Gabby Bernstein, Martha Beck, Seth Godin, Danielle LaPorte, Marianne Williamson, Arianna Huffington, Mary Karr, Gretchen Rubin, and WME super-agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh. If you’ve ever wished you could sit down with your favorite writers to ask them how they do it, year after year, book after book, consider this your new, not-so-guilty pleasure. Take your dreams from idea to done with us. The Beautiful Writers Podcast. Where inspiration is constant, and swearing, optional (although highly appreciated). Find out more: https://www.beautifulwriterspodcast.com

Beautiful Writers Podcast Linda Sivertsen

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    • 4.7 • 481 Ratings

Listen in as author Linda Sivertsen (aka Book Mama) brings together the world’s most beloved bestselling authors for monthly chats on writing, publishing, deal-making, spirituality, activism, and the art of romancing creativity. Now streaming on American Airlines, these up-close conversations are a fan favorite, frequently profiled on “Best Podcast” lists (i.e., The Motley Fool’s “10 Best Podcasts for Women”), and on the top Arts & Books pages of iTunes/Apple Podcasts. Join Linda and her celebrity co-hosts for deep, funny interviews w/ authors who have pulled it off—from breakout success to staying power. Heart-centered encouragement, street-smart advice, and insider success (and failure!) stories for every writer and creative type. Biggest mistakes, best shortcuts, behind-the-scenes agent, press, and publishing stories help you gain the courage to get your book, blog, ballad, or biz birthed into the world. New shows post each month. Guests include: Cheryl Strayed, Joy Harjo, Nia Vardalos, Joel Stein, Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Gilbert, Tom Hanks, Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach, Van Jones, Candice Bergen, Meg Wolitzer, Dean Koontz, Ann Patchett, Maria Shriver, Steven Pressfield, Anita Moorjani, Tosca Lee, Brené Brown, Lee Child, Terry McMillan, Anne Lamott, Rob Bell, Dani Shapiro, Gabby Bernstein, Martha Beck, Seth Godin, Danielle LaPorte, Marianne Williamson, Arianna Huffington, Mary Karr, Gretchen Rubin, and WME super-agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh. If you’ve ever wished you could sit down with your favorite writers to ask them how they do it, year after year, book after book, consider this your new, not-so-guilty pleasure. Take your dreams from idea to done with us. The Beautiful Writers Podcast. Where inspiration is constant, and swearing, optional (although highly appreciated). Find out more: https://www.beautifulwriterspodcast.com

    “Best-Of” Part 4 Episode

    “Best-Of” Part 4 Episode

    It's here—our 4th annual Beautiful Writers Podcast "Best-Of" episode! Just in time to save your creativity in the New Year from all that binge-watching and doomscrolling. It's been a year—2020 (hence why this Summer episode's dropping in Winter). I...

    • 2 hr
    Tomi Adeyemi & Sabaa Tahir: YA Superstars on Living & Writing Heroically

    Tomi Adeyemi & Sabaa Tahir: YA Superstars on Living & Writing Heroically

    Two of the top-selling YA Fantasy authors of ALL TIME give us a master class on earning, output, and living as epic a life as the stories they’re writing. On this fifth birthday of the Beautiful Writers Podcast, these #1 New York Times bestselling...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Valarie Kaur & Chris Jackson: A World-Changer and Her Superhero Publisher

    Valarie Kaur & Chris Jackson: A World-Changer and Her Superhero Publisher

    Chris Jackson, legendary publisher and Editor-in-Chief of One World, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is here with Valarie Kaur, one of his star authors—or, as he prefers to see his writers, who include Trevor Noah, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jay-Z, and Mira...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Patchett: Longings—In Writing & Life

    Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Patchett: Longings—In Writing & Life

    The world feels like it’s exploding. With Covid-19 and anti-racism protests both raging through our streets, I had a sensitive, maybe even a bold question to ask Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Patchett, two longtime literary idols of mine. How are a couple of...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Dr. Jane Goodall & Keely Shaye Brosnan: Power of the Pen to Heal Mother Earth

    Dr. Jane Goodall & Keely Shaye Brosnan: Power of the Pen to Heal Mother Earth

    Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and UN Messenger of Peace, is with us from the UK for a special eco-edition of the Beautiful Writers Podcast. I’m excited to celebrate the release of the Nat Geo film The Hope—showcasing...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Joy Harjo: Poet Laureate of the United States

    Joy Harjo: Poet Laureate of the United States

    In THE interview of my life so far, Joy Harjo, Poet Laureate of the United States (the nation’s “official” poet!) is here. She’s the first Native American to hold this position, and I’ve been a weepy mess since she agreed to chat with us. As someone who...

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
481 Ratings

481 Ratings

Lisa Duchene ,

Booster dose of wisdom, mojo and comfort for writers

Thank you, Linda, for your work. Linda’s superpower and gift to the world is to jam-pack inspiration, motivation, practical tips, craft and comfort for writers into one hour.
Just like a great book or movie, you can enjo an episode over and over again — and gain something new every time. I just listened to the "best of" episode off and on yesterday, and am about to listen again. It lifted me back into hope, re-inspired me and re-focused me on my "true north." Write on, beautiful writers! The world needs us and our work.

ajnatile.1 ,

So enjoy you💗

Thank you for being here, I’ll listen to you as I ride my bike in the cool mornings. I just listen to the one again on Sue & Ann, I just learned so much. And for me right now during this “shift in life”I find listening is harder for me than reading, because reading for me is ‘my turn’, time when I listen I find a multitask and I don’t absorb it all. So we all have different ways of learning, listening,and pulling in information and pleasure. Peace to all of you that make this happen, and please continue on. Paula.

MommyT3aches ,

Write on!

I love, love, love listening to this podcast. Amazing Writer’s with REAL advice and just keeping it 💯 Linda has the best voice and asks the questions that all writers want to ask!!! It’s my “go to” when I need the motivation & inspiration! So relatable! Keep those episodes coming!!!!

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