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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 3, 2023

In this episode:

  • The ongoing theme of motherhood in her writing [2:20]

  • What effect podcasting has had on Andrea’s storytelling [4:04]

  • Writing strong woman protagonists [5:51]

  • Advice for writing through the lens of different characters and incorporating multiple POVs in your story [10:51]

  • How to keep from repeating a story in a tight timeline [13:10]

  • Tips on making sure not to bore the reader [14:27]

  • Andrea’s writing practice [15:27]


Andrea Dunlop is the author of five books including WE CAME HERE TO FORGET (Atria/ Simon & Schuster; 2019), and a true crime account forthcoming from St. Martin’s in 2024. She is the host and creator of Nobody Should Believe Me, a true crime podcast from Larj Media (October 2022) that explores Munchausen by Proxy from the intimate lens of a family member.

In addition to her work as an author and podcaster, she is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s Munchausen by Proxy Committee and is the co-creator of Munchausen Support, an online resource and 501 c 3 that supports survivors, families, and professionals dealing with MBP. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.


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