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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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