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The Writing Coach Podcast with Rebecca L. Weber

Oct 17, 2019

Are you terrified of what might happen to your freelance writing career if you put up an Out Of Office message on your email? In this episode, I talk about why I OOO while at a writing retreat and during a long plane ride, and the freelance chaos that did not commence. Turns out the drama was in my head—go...


Oct 15, 2019

Would you like to develop some real insight into the strategies that are most effective when pitching publications that feel out of reach right now? Are you curious to see how pitching effectively can lead to long-term clients and the kind of portfolio that draws editors to you (so that ultimately you wind up pitching...


Oct 10, 2019

As you probably know, the fourth quarter is terrible for all freelance writers. It will almost certainly be your worst 90 days financially of the year.

Ok, that’s not true at all. It’s in no way a factual statement. It is a belief some people have, and it happens to be one that’ll get in your way when it comes to...


Oct 3, 2019

Time for another edition of Listener Q&A. I’ve picked from the questions you’ve emailed me to cover a range of issues we face as writers. You’ll probably notice that you can learn a lot from a question that’s similar but not quite the same as your own situation.

Today’s listener questions include:
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Sep 26, 2019

Can—or should—journalists strive to be truly objective and unbiased when covering heated issues like climate change? Is it sometimes a moral imperative to speak out and advocate for justice? As a freelancer, does the act of choosing to pitch a particular story because we think it’s relevant and should be heard...