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

Jan 25, 2024

In this episode:

  • How Jennifer started her YA writing journey [2:52]

  • Going on submission during the pandemic, and eventually getting a 2 book deal [6:15]

  • The exercise of narrowing down characters [13:20]

  • The art of writing time pressure into your story [20:00]

  • Jen’s advice for excavating specific emotions for...

Jan 18, 2024

In this episode:

  • The elements of a good author/publisher relationship [20:12]

  • The kinds of books New World Library publishes [12:04]

  • What proposal submissions need to include [30:05]

  • How authors can road test their book ideas [17:07]

  • Insights on how authors should be building their platforms [14:15]

  • Trends...

Jan 11, 2024

In this episode:

  • Liz’s inspiration for writing her book [5:05]

  • How Liz got her book published and the process she went through [6:45]

  • The importance of a social media presence and creating a brand when writing [7:31]

  • Advice for picking a book cover [11:43]

  • The importance of active verbs [19:10]

  • How Liz...

Jan 4, 2024

In this episode:

  • What authors don't know about media [2:26]

  • How to be media ready [3:33]

  • Timing on preparing for media interviews [5:27]

  • Advice for authors on getting comfortable on camera [5:45]

  • Paula’s accordion method for sharing information [10:20]

  • Advice on speaking good sound bites to break through...