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

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...

Nov 23, 2023

In this episode:

  • What Mom Rage is and why this topic is relevant [2:06]

  • Why Minna decided to write about this parenting topic [2:54]

  • Writing about a controversial topic and feminist values [22:32]

  • Tips for pitching and creating scenes that resonate with readers [20:12]

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Nov 16, 2023

In this episode:

  • How to locate and verify images to use with your writing [4:05]

  • What exactly is a photo license? [5:00]

  • Free sources for writers to find pictures [10:10]

  • Keywords to help find the best photos for your creative writing pieces [11:12]

  • Specs to consider, such as color, composition and file size...

Nov 9, 2023

In this episode:

  • Teri’s process for writing about herself in her book

  • How a small every day moment can be universal through writing

  • How Teri structured her book to encompass different topics

  • The practice of elevating your readers with your writing

  • Writing with humor.

  • Why the Erma Bombeck...

Nov 2, 2023

In this episode:

  • How Audrey came up with the idea of her book Girls and Their Monsters: The Genain Quadruplets and the Making of Madness in America [5:23]

  • Audrey’s process of writing about real life people from history [9:32]

  • Advice for simplifying complex topics so the readers can understand it easier [11:42]