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

Oct 26, 2023

In this episode:

  • The inspiration behind and evolution of Emily’s book, Cost of Living [2:27]

  • Emily’s research process to get specific details for her essays [5:43]

  • Writing about a broken system, and getting feedback from people with opposing views [10:05]

  • How she details her personal medical experiences...


Oct 19, 2023

In this episode:

  • Laura’s expertise writing about food [2:43]

  • Writing and interviewing in short sound bites [17:14]

  • Working with editors [5:33]

  • Tips for writing reader-friendly, inspirational stories [4:24]

  • How to become the go-to expert in your industry or niche [11:46]

  • Trendspotting to excel at...


Oct 12, 2023

In this episode:

  • What the non-profit organization Pen Parentis offers parents who are writers [3:34]
  • Milda’s best tips for staying productive and finding accountability [7:35]
  • Actionable tips for finding a writing routine that works best for you [12:14]
  • Being a creative person in a relationship and...


Oct 5, 2023

In this episode:

  • Kathleen’s experience writing about publishing and public relations for her substack Publishing Confidential and why those newsletter issues have gone viral. [3:08]

  • Why is the publishing industry broken? [3:45]

  • Kathleen’s view on book tours, and why they might not be the best options for...