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The Writing Coach Podcast with Rebecca L. Weber

Jan 31, 2023

What’s the importance and impact of seeking out original stories that nobody else is doing?

In this conversation with freelance journalist Raymond Joseph, we examine how much a unique story and/or angle matters for you, your career, your editors, and society at large.

Ray’s investigations into lottery corruption...

Jan 24, 2023

Rebecca coaches a writer live who has worked on a number of pitches but keeps getting stuck in the same place.

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Jan 20, 2023

Table Mountain is the old school GPS. But here’s what happened when I got a teeny bit lost in Cape Town, and how I found my way home—and how it applies to reorienting and evaluating our writing goals.

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Jan 18, 2023

My word of the year is flow. I began my inquiry asking, where do I already see this in my life? Where can I observe it when I’m writing, and when I’m not writing? What are the conditions that lead to my creating it? What research can I study to enhance my understanding of flow?

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Jan 14, 2023

Do you expect somebody (eg an editor, a source) or something (an idea, an interview) to make you feel excited about the story you’re going to pitch?

If so, you’d benefit from changing your relationship with pitching and learn to sell yourself on your story ideas.

A similar dynamic is often in place with goals: If...