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Freelance Writing Direct: Conversations with authors, journalists, novelists, memoirists, niche writers, agents, publishers, writing teachers, assigning editors and media experts.

Dec 28, 2023

In this super short episode Estelle Erasmus shares a recap of her year with Freelance Writing Direct and her book, Writing That Gets Noticed, which just received a Zibby Award for the “Best Book For The Writer”.

 

There is so much more to come, so be sure to keep following the podcast, and Estelle’s website...


Dec 21, 2023

In this episode:

  • The genesis of this book [3:29]

  • Why parents should be addressing tough topics with their children [6:20]

  • Why yelling works sometimes [8:25]

  • The danger in outside sources of information such as TikTok [15:14]

  • Strategies she used to research the book [16:27]

  • Writing in a reader-friendly...


Dec 14, 2023

In this episode:

  • Writing from a neurodivergent perspective [3:29]

  • Working as an advocate [5:48]

  • Drawing real life into fiction writing [6:13]

  • The benefit of using sensitivity readers [6:31]

  • The importance of writing inclusive books [5:25]

  • Tips on the process of publishing children books [12:36]



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Dec 7, 2023

In this episode:

 

  • How Bianca writes about different genres [2:45]

  • Writing a story from many POVs [4:47]

  • Opening a novel in a compelling way when there are multiple characters [5:26]

  • The way Bianca included research into her fantasy book [9:02]

  • Exploring the science of magic [11:08]

  • The backstory to The Shit...


Nov 30, 2023

In this episode:

  • Writer’s Digest’s publication schedule [3:52]

  • The niches that print and online cover [2:12]

  • Writing and craft tips Amy has gleaned from novelists [8:40]

  • The secret to a writer’s persistence, when being faced with rejection [20:49]

  • Amy’s dream 2024 articles and pitches based on the...