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The Writing Coach Podcast with Rebecca L. Weber

Feb 14, 2019

Quotes aren’t necessary when submitting a query to an editor, which is one reason why including a good one helps make a pitch really stand out.

A story proposal should have the same DNA as the final story. Original reporting brings new insight and life to most articles; even if it’s a given you’ll be speaking with...


Feb 8, 2019

Which should you do first: secure an interview or pitch the story? Many writers frame this as a chicken and egg situation, but it isn’t an existential or biological question. It’s a decision you get to make about which way you want to get started. Let’s look at the pros and cons so you can make a swift and...


Jan 31, 2019

Paul Jarvis, author of the new book Company of One, joins us today to talk about what it means as a freelancer to pursue more vs. enough, the importance of working on your business instead of always in your business, how he chose to say “No” to freelance work to get this book done, and much more. By the way, he...


Jan 25, 2019

Knowing how to negotiate can be the difference between earning a part- or full-time income as a freelance writer. I don’t want you to break into your dream publication only to have them pay you less than what they pay writers who know to ask for more.

Asking for (and receiving!) more money on your first...


Jan 24, 2019

Freelancing has so many moving parts that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. When you’re working a lot of hours, putting in a lot of effort, but not seeing a lot of financial return, that can add to the confusion: What’s holding you back from making more money?

When we strip things back to basics, there are really only...