230: Beautiful Writers with Linda Sivertsen and Miriam Schulman

2022 IP Podcast - Episode 230 - Linda Sivertsen - rectangle

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Start imaging your roadmap to becoming an author with insights and writing inspiration from my guest, Linda Sivertsen. She’s joining us to reveal how she helps writers navigate the beauty of writing a book and getting book proposals.  

“I just happen to be one of those freaky weird people who just loves the selling process. I love book proposals.” -Linda Sivertsen 

In this podcast, you will discover…

What we’re unpacking in this episode: 

  • The birthing process of writing 
  • Working with publishers and agents
  • Selling your book before you write it 

There’s so much to unpack in the book writing process. It’s part beautiful, part painful, and part scary. Should you write a book, should you not write a book? One of the points Linda touches on is the pain of seeing someone die with the regret of not having written their story. Her beautiful reminder is to listen to your higher self when it comes to writing. If there’s an internal nudge and inner voice saying to write this book, whatever it is, listen! 

“If you have the ache, you have what it takes to write.” -Linda Sivertsen 

Links Mentioned

Connect with Linda Sivertsen 

Website: https://bookmama.com/

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About Linda

Imagine you’re at a dinner party with some of the most successful authors of our time (Elizabeth Gilbert, Dean Koontz, Terry McMillan, Cheryl Strayed, Deepak Chopra, Tomi Adeyemi…). “Book Mama” and Beautiful Writers Podcast co-creator Linda Sivertsen is the host. As she’s sharing 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, “Oh my God, listen-to-what-I-did!” details, leaving you nourished and newly inspired.

Linda Sivertsen, “Book Mama,” is here to talk about her recent release, Beautiful Writers: A Journey of Big Dreams & Messy Manuscripts—with Tricks of the Trade of Bestselling Authors. Unlike any writing book you’ve ever read, it’s part coming-of-career memoir, sparing none of the magic or mayhem, and part instructional roadmap to having the career you’ve always wanted.

Having co-authored or ghostwritten New York Times bestsellers, worked as a magazine editor, and midwifed 6- & 7-figure book deals at her Carmel-by-the-Sea and virtual writing retreats, Linda is that rare expert who’s seen the industry from all sides. Countless book babies have been birthed via her co-creation with Danielle LaPorte in Your Big Beautiful Book Plan, and she’s been featured on CNN, E!, Extra, The New York Times, the NY Post, the International Business Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle, Teen Vogue, The Huffington Post and on the TEDWomen stage.

Linda’s titles have won awards and hit all the lists as an author, co-author, and former magazine editor and ghostwriter. But her driving force has been to publish sustainably. Naïve and optimistic enough to believe in magic, she’s on a mission to save forests via her role as a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Ambassador. When she’s not fostering literary love matches on her Beautiful Writers Podcast (a favorite stop for writers on tour) or putting pen to paper, Linda can be found on the back of a horse or running with her dogs. She and her husband live on their ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/linda_sivertsen/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/linda.sivertsen1/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lindasivertsen

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

After witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, What Women Create, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. Check out my best-selling book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, how to make money from your creativity, wherever books are sold. When I’m not in the studio, I split my time between New York City and a farmhouse in the country. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies

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Listener shout out of the week!

Starving Artists No More!
This is the podcast to listen to if you’re a passionate creative who isn’t satisfied with just getting by as an artist, but wants to learn how to create a thriving, profitable business and career with your art. I really enjoyed the recent “Mindset Reset” episode, which really got me thinking about how I approach pricing products in my own business. It was a great reminder that even after experiencing success there can still be certain limiting beliefs that hold us back from achieving our true potential as business owners. Can’t wait to binge more episodes!



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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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