55 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, 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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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, 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

    Cheryl Strayed & Nia Vardalos: Answering the Biggest Questions that Stump Writers

    Cheryl Strayed & Nia Vardalos: Answering the Biggest Questions that Stump Writers

    In this “What would they do?” episode, I ask Oscar-nominated screenwriter, actress, & bestselling author Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Instant Mom) and #1 NYT bestselling memoirist and Oprah book club pick Cheryl Strayed (Wild and Tiny ...

    • 54 min
    Joel Stein: A Funnyman's Defense of Elitism

    Joel Stein: A Funnyman's Defense of Elitism

    Humor writer and journalist Joel Stein has kept me laughing for over twenty years with his brilliant columns in Time magazine, the LA Times, Entertainment Weekly, and more. With his hilarious and insightful new book, In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Bette...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Anita Moorjani & Kelly Noonan Gores: Miraculous Healing

    Anita Moorjani & Kelly Noonan Gores: Miraculous Healing

    What's it take to make a story go viral? Global? To top the charts as word-of-mouth carries your tale far and wide—for days, months, or even years? There's no one formula. But certain things help stack the odds in your favor. Like novelty (a unique idea...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Dani Shapiro & Gabby Bernstein: Divine Duo

    Dani Shapiro & Gabby Bernstein: Divine Duo

    Bestselling besties, Dani Shapiro & Gabby Bernstein, are all over the media with their current bestsellers, Inheritance and Super Attractor. Perhaps you’ve heard them here, on past episodes for prior books. But what you’ve never before witnessed is ...

    • 55 min
    Deepak Chopra: Metahuman & Infinite Creativity

    Deepak Chopra: Metahuman & Infinite Creativity

    He’s authored 90 books. A Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Teaches meditation (with Oprah!). Been a husband for 49 years. A devoted father and grandfather. And he's beloved by Lady Gaga. So, other than his daily coffee, yoga, and more cushi...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    “Best-Of" Part 3 Episode

    “Best-Of" Part 3 Episode

    Hello, beautiful writer! This is my favorite time of year—when I get to dive back into past episodes of the #BeautifulWritersPodcast and release our annual “Best-Of” show. (We’re on #3, in case you’ve been keeping track.) I’ve had a blast curating a wid...

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

Invoxicated ,

This! Self-care for writers and creative seekers.

When I paint, I listen to music to inspire me. When I write, I read and/or listen to this podcast. But even when I’m not working on a piece, I love to listen to great minds who are humanly frustrated, unsure, funny, angsty, endearing and inspirationally flawed in their life and writing. It gives me hope that through their stories and life as a writer, I too am among them in some way. Keep on writing and sharing!!!

Natalieneu ,

Great for Anyone Looking for Creative Inspo!

I discovered this podcast only a few months ago through Gabby Bernstein’s email newsletter, and I’ve been hooked since. I love the rapport between hosts and guests, which is fresh and unique in every episode. I myself have been struggling to get back into writing, and listening to these episodes has given me support, guidance, and that “hell yes I can!” motivation that some of us need. Linda, thank you for being a kind, empathetic and insightful host—maybe, should the Universe lead me there, I can sit down and speak with you someday. Until then, keep up the great work and doing what you feel led to do!

SvatLiz ,

So inspirational

Thank God for this podcast. Let’s me know I’m not alone, that being a writer is beautiful and that writers are MAGIC MAKERS. Great advice, inspiration and lessons here. A treasure!!!!

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