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The Writing Coach Podcast with Rebecca L. Weber

Oct 24, 2019

Movie trailers are a brief preview of what’s to come. We’re all willing to watch for two minutes—IF it’s any good. In a minute or two, we usually know if we’re in (“Ooh, I want to see that one!”) or if it’s a hard pass.

What we never see is the screenwriter, director, or a critic talking to the camera and telling us what the film is about, what they think of it, how much we’ll enjoy it, etc. None of that. Not from the studio who wants us to make a decision to spend out time and money watching the film.

And yet writers do the equivalent in their pitches all the time—telling us about a topic rather than showing us a story.

What’s happens in the ones that do get us interested? Listen into today’s episode.


Hear about early bird registration for the January 2020 session of Freelance Writer Bootcamp by clicking here to join the waitlist:

Freelance Writer Bootcamp is my small group coaching program that teaches you everything you need to know to write pitches that sell, break into your dream publications, and cover stories that matter while getting paid well to do so. Bootcamp alumni have used these methods to break into the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the BBC, Bustle, Shape, and many others, as well as niche and regional publications too.

Freelance Writer Bootcamp integrates the internal work that holds writers back—like doubt, imposter syndrome, procrastination, indecision, and overwhelm—with the external work of finding your best markets, developing story ideas, writing and sending pitches, and using proven strategies to develop long-term clients.

The next session starts in January. If you’re keen to master the art of the pitch, join the waitlist and I will email you the details next week.


Bonus episode: Freelance Writer Bootcamp alumni discuss what the program’s really like

Click here for more info and full show notes with links.