Episode 150: #NeverReady

Mary Laura Philpott on how to launch a book into the world, with a few regrets and ideas for do-overs.

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This episode of #AmWriting sponsored by Author Accelerator, the book coaching program that helps you get your work DONE. Visit https://www.authoraccelerator.com/amwriting for details, special offers and Jennie Nash's 2-tier outline template (the one KJ swears by).


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The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood, Sy Montgomery

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A Ring of Endless Light, Madeleine L’Engle

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness, Gretchen Rubin

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