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The Writing Coach Podcast with Rebecca L. Weber

Oct 18, 2022

Iona Brannon is a writer and a photojournalist who deeply enjoys drawing out beauty in the mundane. Her upbringing in multiple countries has given her love for the nuances of culture and travel, and her passion is in uniting people from different backgrounds through the common threads of human pain and joy. 

Iona is a prolific freelancer who has written for Condé Nast Traveller, Afar, Travel + Leisure, Business Insider, and other publications. 

  • Transitioning from full-time job and freelancing on the side to full-time freelance
  • Imagining what things would be like before she achieved key writing goals and once she had
  • Developing and shaping story ideas that travel editors love
  • What happens when literally out at sea on assignment, and what's actually happening is substantially different than what she agreed to with her editor
  • Taking responsibility for professional development as a freelancer
  • Understanding trauma through therapy to support herself and growth as a writer
  • Setting ambitious writing goals

🔗 Mentioned in this episode: 

A How-To Travel Guide for the Newly Sober

Sailing the Coast of Maine on a Historic Windjammer

Iona Brannon on Instagram @ionawanders

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