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Mar 23, 2023

In this episode, Estelle Erasmus and Sherry Paprocki speak with Allison K. Williams.

Allison has edited and coached writers to deals with Penguin Random House, Knopf, Mantle, Spencer Hill, St. Martin’s, and independent presses. She has guided essayists to publication in the New Yorker, Time, the Guardian, the New York Times, McSweeney’s, and TED Talks. As Social Media Editor for Brevity, she inspires thousands of writers with blogs on craft and the writing life. She’s also the author of Get Published in Literary Magazines.

A former circus performer, Allison has written for NPR, CBC-Canada, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Creative Nonfiction, McSweeney’s, Kenyon Review Online and Travelers’ Tales.

In this episode:

  • Allison’s journey from circus performer to writer and editor 

  • Tips for self-editing your work

  • The benefit of writing retreats

 

Connect with Allison:

Website: https://allisonkwilliams.com

Get Seven Drafts: http://sevendrafts.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/guerillamemoir

Facebook: awilliamscdn

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/guerillamemoir/

Allison’s upcoming class: Project Memoir April 20 - June 8, 2023 https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1Pmsc4NUcGaf3lXpvt2NbqQfMRaSBAgBX

 

Connect with Estelle:

Website: https://estelleserasmus.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/EstelleSErasmus/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EstelleSErasmus

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@estelleserasmus

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/estelle.sobel.erasmus/

Estelle’s Classes: https://estelleserasmus.com/classes

Estelle’s Substack: https://estelleserasmus.substack.com 

Writing That Gets Noticed: Find Your Voice, Become a Better Storyteller, Get Published: Available for pre-order. https://lnkd.in/eyxFTpcA

 

Connect with Sherry: 

Website: https://sherrybeckpaprocki.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paprockisherry/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sherry.paprocki

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sherrypaprocki

Book: www.freelancefancy.com

 

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