Why Writers Should Be Imperfect: An Interview with Stephen Guise [Podcast & PDF]


Stephen Guise is the author of the new book How to Be an Imperfectionist, and I was excited to be able to interview him for The Renegade Writer...because we writers often let perfectionism keep us from getting out work out there. In this interview, you'll learn: The difference between chance and failure How confidence = comfort Why quantity is ...


Want to reuse your writing to get more gigs? Sorry.


Ethics is in the air! (I can see you right now saying, “Um, what?”) By that I mean Carol Tice’s and my 4-Week J-School Audit is on sale until July 30 (a BIG welcome to the 80 of you who have signed on so far!) -- and we have a whole lesson on journalism ethics. And ...


Renegade Writer Interview with Jordan Rosenfeld on the Value of Persistence for Writers [Podcast & PDF]

Jordan Rosenfeld Cover

Jordan Rosenfeld is the author of the new book A Writer’s Guide to Persistence: How to a Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice, and I was excited to be able to spend 30 minutes with her discussing: How editors and agents want to be seduced -- they WANT to say yes! -- and how many ...


Typo to an Editor? Here’s How to Unsend an Email


This post is from this week's Monday Motivations for Writers email. To get these emails in your inbox, plus a free e-book and checklist for writers, you can sign up here. Ever send a query to an editor and realize -- too late -- that you had a typo in the lede? Or accidentally hit "Reply ...


I made a Writing Assignment Checklist for you (and it’s as cheap as the Query Tracker one!)

Trying to make a decision

A couple weeks ago I created a Query Writing Checklist, and it flew off the virtual shelves! Then, while on a road trip (I do my best thinking while driving), I was like—Duh, Linda! Now writers will need a checklist to use when they're working on a writing assignment! (You know, the assignment they got using ...