Writing & Creativity

How to Write a Book (and Actually Finish It) with Linda Sivertsen

November 22, 2022

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You have to think big to carry out something big. @linda_sivertsen

A whopping 80% of Americans say they want to write a book.

Out of those who actually start, only 3% ever finish their manuscript — and less than 1% of those who finish ever get published. 

Woof. Should you just give up those writing dreams now? Not so fast…

If you’re an aspiring author, today’s MarieTV will show you how to beat the odds.

My guest today, Linda Sivertsen, has written or co-authored eleven books, including two New York Times bestsellers. She’s the author of Beautiful Writers and host of the Beautiful Writers Podcast and helps everyday people turn their book ideas into bookstore staples.

In this episode, Linda shares industry tricks to get your book written and published. You’ll learn:

  • How to follow through and finish your manuscript
  • What the most successful authors have in common
  • The #1 trick to write faster and have more fun
  • How to banish writer’s block for good
  • The secret to landing a huge book deal (hint: it has nothing to do with social media followers!)

If you’re ready to take your book dream from “someday” to done, watch this episode now.

DIVE DEEPER: Learn how to overcome resistance and get the best writing advice from seven best-selling authors.

Now, it’s time to turn your insight from today’s episode into action.

Plus, I’m curious. Do you feel you have a book in you? Have you ever started writing one? Or finished one?

In the comments below, I’d love to know two things:

  1. What are your book dreams and aspirations?
  2. What’s one insight, tip, or idea from this MarieTV that you can put into action today? 

Even though the odds might seem grim, here’s another truth:

Every year bookstores need new books on the shelf. As Linda says, “We always have the staples, but there's always room for new.” There’s room for you.

You wouldn’t dream of writing a book if you didn’t already have what it takes to make it happen.


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