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

Sep 28, 2023

In this episode:

  • How Kevin came up with the idea of writing Junior Miles and the Junkman [3:13]

  • The transition of writing poetry to writing middle grade fiction [6:24]

  • Writing compelling characters and taking them on a conflict-filled, dramatic journey [9:58]

  • Tips for telling short stories in the literary...


Sep 21, 2023

In this episode:

  • How Claire’s viral article led to her writing her book [2:32]

  • Why Claire decided to add a memoiristic approach to this book, rather than just a journalistic approach [8:22]

  • The process and structure of Claire’s book [12:32]

  • Claire’s opinion on ‘cancel culture’ and how she approaches...


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...


Sep 7, 2023

In this episode:

  • How Anna came up with the topic of her book [4:09]

  • Using your book cover to promote your book and your business [11:39]

  • A site that you can use to grow your authority [10:34]

  • Using your team to get the word out [7:39]

  • How speaking about your book can become lucrative, and where to start...