Writing & Money Episode 8: The Art of Interviewing, Part 1

Interviewing is often one of the hardest parts of freelancing — it involves asking people for help, dealing with rejection, and PHONES — so I’ve broken the interviewing process down into a series of easy-to-manage steps. This episode deals with everything you need to do before you ask someone for an interview; the next episode will be about how to ask, how to do the interview, and what to do after the interview.

Show notes!

  • Seattle’s Hugo House is a great place to take writing classes, and I’m not saying that just because I used to teach there.
  • The “visit Enya’s castle” story is Anne Helen Petersen’s “The Keys to Enya’s Kingdom,” at BuzzFeed. Read it. It’s SO GOOD.
  • The Billfold has a Patreon! (You know I’m the editor of The Billfold, right?)

The Writing & Money Podcast is now FREE FOR EVERYONE

This post was originally sent to my TinyLetter subscribers.

I wanted to let you all know that I’ve switched the Writing & Money podcast from a Patreon subscription model to a Simplecast FREE FOR EVERYONE model.

I’ve been watching the stats, and what I’ve learned is that a lot of people are listening to the free episodes but only a small number of people choose to become subscribers.

So I’m making all of the episodes free. The ones that currently exist, plus the episodes to come.

I hope you agree that this is the way to go — I’d been thinking about it ever since the Patreon kerfluffle a while back, and when I reblogged the free “how to do your big creative projects” episode last week, the numbers confirmed it.

I want to share what I know with as many people as possible, and the $1/month subscription was getting in the way of that.

Here’s the newest episode: How to Become a Regular Contributor. 

Here’s the RSS feed if you want to add Writing & Money to your favorite podcast app: https://rss.simplecast.com/podcasts/4195/rss

I hope you enjoy the podcast! ❤️

Writing & Money Episode 5: How to Deal With Change


Publications can shut down!

Patreon can announce (and then unannounce) new fees!

You can get part of the way into a podcast recording and then have GarageBand tell you it can’t record any more because your disk space is full, so then you clear out a bunch of old files and pick up the recording where you left off, and the recording quality is suddenly way better!