Ep 18 Kerching – Everything you need to know about pricing

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Money, money, money. Every photographer is different and every job is different. So what are you supposed to charge for your work? In this episode, we cover what you need to know to determine how much you should charge and give you ideas on how to be confident with your pricing.

Gina and Valerie chat about different types of pricing for different types of photography, and discuss the most common fears photographers have when quoting – and how to get over them. Listener questions answer and this week’s theme for #ginachallenge is “luxury”.

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Ep 56 The app that replaces swear words in books, how to keep copywriting clients happy, the one crucial skill you need to write well and we talk to Writer in Residence Annabel Smith

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about The Sydney Writers’ Festival kicks off, are “clean words” offensive, the key to keeping clients happy, the one skill you need to write well, how to create a fantastic social media plan, the book Spell It Out by David Crystal, Writer in Residence Annabel Smith, understanding Scrivener, how to deal with negative people.

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Ep 55 Origins of punctuation marks, easy transcribing apps, author gets published at 95! And discover the hit novel written by five people.

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about Judith Rossell wins an Indie Award! Book 2 of the Mapmaker Chronicles is released, how punctuation marks got their names, 10 tools to keep you writing, first novel published at 95 years old, Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words, Writer in Residence Alice Campion, the one-minute writer, how often you should pitch and more!

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Ep 54 Get the most out of writers’ conferences, win a hotel by writing 200 words, mistakes writers make on Twitter, and Writer in Residence Patti Miller

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about The Readings Children’s Book Prize 2015 shortlist, top authors give their advice on blogging, how to prepare for a writers’ conference, use your writing skills to win an inn, The Hoopla shuts down, bloggers moved from the front row at Melbourne Fashion Week, Writer in Residence Patti Miller, the four mistakes writers make on twitter, and more!

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Ep 53 Book-inspired jewellery. Self-publish or not? How 5 great writers got started; should you start a blog, and Writer in Residence Sylvia Day who has sold more than 16 million books.

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about Alan Cumming in Sydney, book-inspired jewellery, self publishing vs traditional publishing, new online property publication, how five writers got started on their first novels, should you start a blog, Writer in Residence Sylvia Day, the Ulysses app, how not to get bogged down in the plot, and more!

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Ep 52 – The real lorem ipsum, robots writing news, the birth of social media, how to write case studies, and Writer in Residence Joanne Fedler.

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.

This week we talk about the origins of lorem ipsum, how social media started 2000 years ago, how to make friends with creative people, the news writing robots are here, the book “Spilling the beans on the cat’s pyjamas: Popular expressions – what they mean and where we got them” by Judy Parkinson, Jane Friedman’s blog, Writer in Residence Joanne Fedler, what the apple watch can do for you, how to write a powerful case study and much more.

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Ep 51 What publishers want; weird writer habits; notebook obsession; internships; the 5-minute journal; and Writer in Residence Judith Rossell

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.This week we talk about agents and editors calling out to authors, internships, publisher forced to retract allegation in Julia Gillard’s book, weird writer habits, ideas on how to use your new notebook, the 5-minute journal, Writer in Residence Judith Rossell and more!

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Ep 50 The most important skills you need to start a writing career; literary profiles on Instagram; crowdsourcing your cover; when bloggers are affiliates; and Writer in Residence Peg Fitzpatrick.

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 Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.This week we talk about the gorgeous typeface that drove men mad, the most important skills you need to start a writing career, literary profiles on Instagram, Neil Strauss crowdsources his next book cover, the book “How not to write bad” by Ben Yagoda, when bloggers are affiliates, Writer in Residence Peg Fitzpatrick, story wars and more.You can listen via:

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Ep 49 Writers who take themselves too seriously, the decline of content mills, Hot Dudes Reading! And all your magazine writing questions answered.

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 Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.This week we talk about writers who take themselves way too seriously, Frankie magazine sees its first readership drop, mapping the imaginary, the future of content mills, the book Literary Miscellany by Alex Palmer, all your freelance writing questions answered, hot dudes reading and more!

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Ep 48 Harper Lee’s new book; top journalists turn to branded content; Women of Letters goes from Melbourne to New York (via Molly Ringwald); What surrounds YOUR desk? And Writer in Residence crime thriller author Candice Fox.

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Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait.This week: join Kate Forsyth in Oxford, Harper Lee to publish a sequel, Women of Letters travels to New York via Molly Ringwald, how top journalists are pivoting their careers, Australia’s new creative grants model, nine famous writing spaces, share your desk, what you should read next, Writer in Residence crime thriller author Candice Fox, the apps we’re in love with, how to keep an interview on track and much more!You can listen via:

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