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

Jan 26, 2023

In this episode, Estelle Erasmus speaks with Cheryl Maguire about repurposing writing through reprints.  

Cheryl Maguire holds a Master of Counseling Psychology degree. She is married and is the mother of boy/girl twins and a daughter. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, National Geographic, The...


Jan 19, 2023

In this episode, Estelle Erasmus and Sherry Paprocki speak with Ronit Plank, a writer, editor, and teacher.

Ronit has been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Rumpus, Hippocampus, Writer’s Digest, The Iowa Review, American Literary Review, and elsewhere. She is the host/producer of the podcast Let's...


Jan 12, 2023

In this episode, Estelle Erasmus and Sherry Paprocki speak with Courtney Maum. 

Courtney is the author of five books, including the groundbreaking publishing guide that Vanity Fair recently named one of the ten best books for writers, BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOOK DEAL and the memoir THE YEAR OF THE HORSES, chosen by The...


Jan 5, 2023

In this episode, Estelle Erasmus and Sherry Paprocki talk about what to do to make pitches resonate with an editor, and review pitches submitted by Estelle’s students, sharing what works, what doesn’t, and how to revise to get accepted.

 

In this episode:

  • The difference between a pitch and a more formal query...