Want Renegade Writer Books Super Cheap? Better Do It NOW! + A Contest

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For the last half a year or so, most of the books and other products in the Renegade Writer Store have been Pay What It's Worth -- meaning you get to choose how to pay based on how much each item is worth to you and how much you can afford. Books like The Renegade Writer ...


One of My Students Is In Playboy!

My next Write for Magazines e-course session is starting on Monday, January 25...whoa, that's in less than a week from now! So it's perfect timing that one of my former students, Renée, just sent me a "win" she experienced from the class, and gave me permission to share it with you: You may remember back when I ...


Want to Start Freelance Writing? Here Are the First 5 Things You Need to Do


This post originally ran in 2013. We revised and updated it to make it more relevant and helpful for you. Enjoy! We at The Renegade Writer have worked with literally thousands of writers -- whether through mentoring, classes, webinars, or plain old emails. So every challenge a new freelancer faces -- we've heard it. The most common ...


Pitch Like a Girl

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Beth Roeser, the managing and acquisitions editor of Back Hall Press — a literary press for female and non-binary writers — mentioned to me that she was getting tons of pitches from…straight men. And while the very writers she was clearly trying to attract would hem and haw about sending her their work, the male writers ...


How to Record Interviews: The Renegade Writer’s Ultimate Guide

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This post originally ran in early 2014 and has been updated due to changes in recording technology. Enjoy! By Natalie Zett Note: in the couple of years since I’d first written this article, recording options have proliferated along with laws pertaining to recording interviews. Best advice: please research before embarking on any recording adventures. In my early years ...