Since my novel The Biographies of Ordinary People: Volume 2 is releasing next week, this month’s podcast episodes are both about SELF-PUBLISHING. Today, we’re looking at WHY you might choose self-publication; later this month, we’ll look at HOW to self-publish.
New Writing & Money episode up! This one is just five minutes long and it covers SEO, The X-Files, and mixing sweet potatoes with peanut butter:
New Writing & Money episode up! I hand out some TOUGH LOVE in this one, so get ready for me to tell you that you are sending BAD INTERVIEW REQUEST EMAILS:
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! ❤️
Pitching is great, but knowing that you’re going to complete work for a specific client or publication every month is even better. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you turn that initial pitch into a regular contributor relationship — as well as how to determine whether your editor wants you to pitch more often.
Happy New Year! Let’s talk about how to set writing and money goals for 2018.
In this episode I share my 2018 goals, talk about how to set achievable stretch goals, and sing a song that includes the lyric “goals are the things that you control, goals goals goadily goals.”
ANYTHING CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME!
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!
THIS EPISODE IS ABOUT HOW YOU DEAL WITH CONSTANT CHANGE AND UNCERTAINTY.
After you listen to this episode, check out the Google Sheets version of my handcrafted freelance tracking spreadsheet. Use it to plan your workload, track your income, and get your to-dos DONE.
This episode is SO GOOD, y’all. It has all my best advice about getting your writing done even when you’re busy. But don’t just take MY word for it:
I can confirm that the creator of this podcast genuinely gives Really Good Advice: https://t.co/f2tsFUlP2Q
— Marian Call (@mariancall) November 15, 2017
Agree! Took her class and subscribe to her podcast. Freelance, pitch and write regularly, using her advice and knowledge. Worth it!!!
— Beth (@crazymessyamaze) November 15, 2017