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The Writing Coach Podcast with Rebecca L. Weber

Sep 27, 2022

Listener Q&A returns! Here are the questions I’ll be answering today:

+Do I need to let key sources know when a story runs?

+I’m comparing myself to hard-hitting journalists I know, and it makes me think my story isn’t that important.

+The pub I want to write for has already done all the story ideas I want to...

Sep 20, 2022

Borrow from yourself. Borrow from what works. Borrow from the non-writing parts of your life to inform your writing and freelancing.

We have a tendency to notice where we’ve failed or not figured things out, and then we continue down that pathway looking for examples to keep the pattern going.

When we intentionally...

Sep 13, 2022

If you’ve been listening to the Writing Coach Podcast for a while, you already know I:

  • Send emails to myself.
  • Annotate ideas on paper/screen in one-minute bursts, or else forget them forever
  • Direct my brain to solve something by asking one good question

In the quest for the new, we tend to overlook the advantages...

Sep 6, 2022

Should you pitch travel story ideas before or after you have a notebook full of notes?

In theory, you can do it successfully either way. You could do a little research and pre-reporting, pitch, get an assignment, schedule your interviews and be confident out in the field knowing who you’re writing for and what your...

Sep 4, 2022

So many professional writers have lost touch with the passion or purpose that brought them to this work in the first place. If you’ve achieved a lot but aren’t enjoying it, what’s the point? 

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