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The Writing Coach Podcast with Rebecca L. Weber

Aug 30, 2019

Growing a thick skin is kind of gross if you think about it. When it comes to rejection, creating a barrier between the outside world and our feelings doesn’t help either. Ironically, rejecting rejection compounds and complicates the pain.


WCP 1: What’s your problem?

WCP 10: Becoming a...

Aug 22, 2019

What we write matters. Today we’re looking at how using a social justice lens can provide both meaning and a decent living. Many freelancers see their work as divided: this piece for passion, that piece for pay. I’d argue that for true freelance writing success, you’ll be more satisfied when you pursue work that...

Aug 15, 2019

Ishay Govender-Ypma is a food and travel journalist and author of “Curry.”

This week we discuss the intersection of curry and colonialism: what happens when a food journalist uses the lens of social justice to examine who eats what, how, and why? We also discuss what once seemed like a never-ending assignment,...

Aug 8, 2019

The Writing Coach Podcast celebrates the big five-oh! Check out the links below for recommendations of the best episodes.

One thing I didn’t appreciate before I became a full-time freelancer is that it’s nobody’s job except my own to help me improve. Enter the power of the self evaluation. When done properly, this...

Aug 5, 2019

Have you interviewed somebody who wanted to review your copy before publication? This is a surprisingly high-tension issue for many journalists, even thought it seems like it could be nipped in the bud with a simple, “Sorry, that’s against the publication’s policy.”

Today we cover:

+ A simple method to reduce...