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

Jul 27, 2023

In this episode:

  • Allison’s personal story and her inspiration for her book [2:35]

  • How Allison took her real life struggles and wrote about it unapologetically [4:06]

  • Allison’s advice for writing about a protagonist, antagonist and hero [12:17]

  • Advice on writing about someone to protect their privacy [18:30

Jul 20, 2023

In this episode:

  • Mistakes that Dr. Borba made when getting into writing and publishing, and what she learned so you don’t have to [3:31]

  • The best process for writing a book proposal [4:06]

  • Dr. Borba’s writing process for 24 books [6:30]

  • How to write tight, while keeping your voice [11:39, 14:54]

Jul 13, 2023

Art Swift has been teaching at AU since 2015 and is a Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecturer. He is Chief Communications Officer for the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking in the Government of the District of Columbia. Previously he was the Managing Director of Corporate Communications at Agility, a global...

Jul 6, 2023

Harris Faulkner is a multiple Emmy award-winning anchor. Faulkner currently anchors two daily daytime programs – The Faulkner Focus (weekdays, 11AM-12PM/ET) and serves as the co-anchor of Outnumbered (weekdays, 12-1PM/ET).


Following Faulkner’s breaking news coverage in 2020 and serving as the only Black woman to...