You don’t have to earn a profit to call yourself a writer. But if you are earning some money with your writing, it might be time to employ a few busine…
Episode 223: #MythBusting: We take a bunch of myths about writing and tear them all up and …Listen now (43 min) | Write every day. Don’t read fiction while you’re writing fiction. My way or the highway. In a burst of frustration, we’re remindi…
Minisode: #AmQuerying: How to write a fiction query letter that makes an agent ask for moreListen now (22 min) | It’s a #AmWriting minisode! Instructions for listening are at the bottom of these notes. Whoa! This is KJ, and I talked for a ful…
Episode 222 #HomagetoJane: Talking Jane Austen with Sonali DevListen now (43 min) | Hey campers—I hate reading you all a canned intro to our authors every time, so I’m winging it with our guest, Sonali Dev. I’m a …
Every writer daydreams about writing the Next Big Thing. Who among us hasn’t wished to stumble on the foolproof formula for success? As it happens, the…
Episode 221 #FeelingExposed in Memoir and FictionListen now (43 min) | This week, Jess got a message from some family members who’d read the draft of her forthcoming book, The Addiction Innoculation. …
Minisode: How an Editor Considers an EssayListen now (10 min) | Hey kids, this one’s from KJ. As you probably know, I edited the Motherlode blog at the New York Times for five plus years. That …
Episode 220 #ComedicMemoir with Kari LizerListen now (34 min) | Kari Lizer is best known for her work in television, as writer and co-executive producer of Will & Grace and the creator of The N…
Tax Day 2020 may have been postponed by Covid, but it has rolled around, inevitably and painfully. Time to gather receipts, search online purchase hist…
Episode 219 Find Your Character's #WishSong with Susan WiggsListen now (43 min) | We have trouble believing you haven’t already heard of our guest this week, Susan Wiggs, but just in case—she’s the author of man…
Minisode: What to Do While You're WaitingListen now (10 min) | I happen to know a whole bunch of us are waiting right now. Waiting to hear back from agent pitches. Waiting to hear back from ed…
Episode 218 The #Indie-TraditionalTradeoffListen now (43 min) | This episode springs from a question asked in the #AmWriting Facebook group (if you’re not in it, you should be): Sarina has talk…