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

Aug 10, 2023

In this episode:


  • Writing about parenting and personal life experiences [4:14]

  • The power of relatability [8:48]

  • Writing profile pieces for Literary Mama [13:40]

  • ASJA and the impact of conferences [15:45]

  • Actionable editing tips [16:54]


Holly is an award-winning writer and an editor at Literary Mama, a board member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and a mom to three kids and a dog. As a freelance writer, her passion lies in parenting and interfaith family relationships, although she also writes about a broad range of other topics.

Her essays and articles appear in Parents, The New York Daily News, The Independent, Newsday, Literary Mama, Kveller, Huffington Post, Your Teen Magazine, Psycom, and more. She speaks at events and conferences. She is working on a book about her interfaith family.


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Holly’s article for the NY Daily News: My Six Year Old Has Calmed Me During Quarantine

Holly's Profile of Estelle Erasmus on Literary MamaIt's Not Selfish, It's Self-Full: A Conversation with Estelle Erasmus

Connect with Estelle:

Her website: (sign up for her newsletter and receive her writing guide).

Writing That Gets Noticed: Find Your Voice, Become a Better Storyteller, Get Published: Available wherever books are sold at

Adjunct Instructor, NYU (Sign up for her latest classes)

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