Catch Up on Recent Writing Podcast Episodes

AIWPodcastCoverSmallIn the past, I've published blog posts to announce each podcast episode. But I haven't done that lately. So today I'd like to go back and introduce you to some of the episodes you may have missed if you don't subscribe to the podcast itself.

You can learn more about, or listen to, the six most recent episodes below:

Ep. 23: Creative Teams for Professional Writers

Guest: Jake Poinier

Jake and I chat about the importance of building a creative team around your writing business. This might include working with designers or other creative professionals as a freelancer (either for joint referrals or subcontracted projects). If you're a blogger, we talk about working with other creative pros such as web designers. And for indie authors, your team might include people such as editors and cover designers.

More info.

Ep. 24: Sticking to Self-Imposed Writing Deadlines

In this episode I tackle a community question about the writing deadlines we set for ourselves. A reader emailed me talking about their habit of starting projects but not finishing them. They found they struggled to take their self-imposed deadlines seriously. I offer some tips on adding pressure to self-imposed deadlines so you're more likely to stick to them.

More info.

Ep. 25: Brainstorming Story Ideas in Real-Time

Guest: Kate (my sister)

This is a special episode unlike others I've done. When I'm feeling unsure about a story idea or some element of one, I often call my sister, Kate. We think a lot alike, so when I'm missing something, she's good at filling in the blanks or helping me plug plot holes (and vice versa).

Rather than a typical episode where a guest and I chat about an industry issue or I answer questions, in this one Kate and I brainstorm story ideas and let you listen to the process in real-time. While it's not exactly how our typical conversations go (not possible when we're trying to keep listeners in mind and we're cramming several ideas into a single call instead of fleshing one out fully), it's not too far off.

We may do a follow-up of this episode later this year. We'll be recording future calls like these (not intended for the show), and the plan is to go back and let you listen to a full "normal" conversation after the resulting story is picked up by a publication. (It doesn't make sense for me to share actual working stories before that point.)

More info.

Ep. 26: Freelance Writing Niches & Specialization

Guest: John Soares

John and I chat about freelance writing niches and other types of specialization. We look at the importance of specializing, share our own stories about how we chose our specialties, and tackle some common objections to specialization. We also explore the possibility of having more than one niche or specialty, with John explaining his own dual-specialization in very different niches.

More info.

Ep. 27: An Open Letter on Trust, "Experts," and Blogging

This episode is an audio version of a recent blog post. While touching on current events in the US and UK political scenes, the core of the episode deals with the issue of trust and experts vs pseudo-experts (and the latter's prevalence in blogging recently).

More info.

Ep. 28: The Importance of Owned Media

Guest: Lori Widmer

Lori and I follow up on our previous show (dealing with The Huffington Post and the issue of media outlets not paying contributors) by talking about the importance of owned media. We focus largely on why writers should build their own media platforms rather than relying solely on rented media (such as guest posting and social media accounts).

More info.

If you want to catch up on even older podcast episodes, you can find them on the main Podcast page. You can also contact me through that page's contact form if you'd like to ask a question or suggest a topic for a future podcast episode.

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, consultant, and indie author. She runs numerous websites & blogs including All Freelance Writing, Freelance Writing Pros, NakedPR, and Kiss My Biz.

Jenn has 25 years' experience as a professional writer and editor and over 20 years' experience in marketing and PR (working heavily in digital PR, online marketing, social media, SEO, new media, and thought leadership publication). She also has 19 years' professional blogging and web publishing experience (including web development) and around 18 years of experience as an indie author / publisher.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names and is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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