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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Ep 47 Get the most out of writing comps; how NOT to write an obituary; sex scenes; what one blogger really earns; and Writer in Residence Nigel Bartlett.

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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: what’s in a name? Mapmaker Chronicles cover reveal, why Allison is not sponsored by her husband, getting the most out of writing competitions, how not to write an obituary, why writers have such a hard time writing about sex, what Allison has learned in her fifth year of blogging, the almost million-dollar man Pat Flynn, Writer in Residence Nigel Bartlett, how to find the right PR person for the product, and more!You can listen via:

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Ep 46 Ask HarperCollins’ editors your questions; write good endings; Liz Gilbert’s new book; Nora Roberts’ blog; RescueTime app; and Writer in Residence crime thriller author James Phelan.

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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 becoming an enthusiastic respite in the lives of your readers, Elizabeth Gilbert to release a book on creativity, ask the HarperCollins editor part three, the basics of endings, winter weekends, Writer in Residence crime thriller author James Phelan, how you teach teach yourself to write faster, the app RescueTime and more.

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Ep 45 We’re back! What age do authors break through? How to write a 93,000-word book in 6 weeks. The 7-minute workout. And author Lisa Heidke on her new book “It started with a kiss”.

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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 Hello 2015! A new storytelling platform, write 93,000 words in six weeks, the Thiel grant for online writing, are you at the right age for your breakthrough book? Think small for freelance writing success, the book ‘The art and craft of feature writing’ by William Blundell, 10 blogs for writers in 2015, Writer in Residence Lisa Heidke (plus a giveaway!), work out in 7 minutes, how to close you can be to your subject, and much more.

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Ep 43 Words banned by UK Government; Online news sites thrive; Finland turns back on cursive writing; what YouTube knows about you; and Copywriter in Residence Bernadette Schwerdt.

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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 “only pizzas are delivered” – the new UK Government style guide, good news about journalism, handwriting versus typing, Seth Godin answers digital publishing questions, blogs versus podcasts versus videos, Copywriter in Residence Bernadette Schwerdt, how to manage your Christmas deadlines and more!

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Ep 42 New Harry Potter stories; Novella competition; Book trailers; Create your author platform; and what kids want to read. We also talk to ghostwriter Sally Collings.

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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 best books of 2014, how authors are selling books on YouTube, the Novella competition, why sitting makes you depressed, the art of social media for writers, what kids really want to read, 12 new Harry Potter stories to come, creating your writer platform, an interactive novel, Writer in Residence Sally Collings, gifts for writers, why you should be networking and more!

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Ep 41 Is blogging dead? The art of note-taking, novels written by computers, how to transcribe effifciently, Kidspot’s Voices of 2014, and Writer in Residence Rachael Johns.

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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 business of freelancing, NaNoWriMo finishes, is blogging dead? The best book note-taking system, print highlighted passages in your kindle, novels written by computers, the Kidspot Voices of 2014, Writer in Residence Racahel Johns, easy transcription, to pseudonym or not to pseudonym and more!

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Ep 40 New word: “vape”; How to pitch to editors; the future of journalism; new magazine for teens; clickbait headline generator; and Writers in Residence The Minimalists.

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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 get your freelancing business up to scratch, the best middle fiction books of 2014, the newest word in the dictionary, 10 words invented by writers, an editor reveals what she wants to read, the future of journalism, The Hoopla launches a quarterly newspaper aimed at teens, is it plagiarism or “mixing”? Why writing businesses fail, Writers in Residence The Minimalists, the clickbait headline generator, how to find the time to read and much more!

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