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Sep 14, 2023

In this episode:

  • The benefit of starting your story with a hook [3:09]

  • Going from interviewing experts to becoming an expert [7:36]

  • Her pivot from journalist to author [10:53]

  • Writing about family in your book and the challenge of sharing their voices [13:57]

  • Navigating covering a fraught topic like money in your book [7:36]

  • Bobbi’s favorite tips for organizing her writing/writing time [21:19]

 

Bobbi Rebell, CFP® is the founder of Financial Wellness Strategies and the author of Launching Financial Grownups: Live Your Richest Life by Helping Your (Almost) Adult Kids Become Everyday Money Smart. She is a financial wellness advocate, the host of the Wellness for Financial Grownups podcast and the founder of GrownupGear.com. Bobbi was previously a global business news anchor and personal finance columnist at Reuters and held various journalist positions at top news outlets including CNBC, CNN and PBS.

 

Connect with Bobbi:

Website: https://www.bobbirebell.com

Business Website: https://financialwellnessstrategies.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bobbirebell1/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbirebellkaufman/



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Her website: https://estelleserasmus.com (sign up for her newsletter and receive her pitching guide).

Writing That Gets Noticed: Find Your Voice, Become a Better Storyteller, Get Published: Available wherever books are sold at https://estelleserasmus.com/books/writing-that-gets-noticed/

Adjunct Instructor, NYU (Sign up for her latest classes) https://www.sps.nyu.edu/professional-pathways/faculty/1068-estelle-erasmus.html

 

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