writer interviews

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7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Writer’s Conference

These tips for a successful writer’s conference will prepare you to get the most out of your publishing, editing, and writing workshops and seminars! Here’s a roundup of things I learned in my three days at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference in British Columbia, Canada. First, though, here’s what one writer said: “Writers are introverted and insecure.” – best-selling author Mary Jo Putney. Hmm…I’m insulted […]

How to Be Interviewed to Promote Your Book – Tips for Authors

Whether you’re appearing on a radio talk show or writing a guest post to promote your book, you need to know how to be interviewed! These tips for authors are from B. Lynn Goodwin, author of You Want Me to Do What? Journaling for Caregivers. Before the tips, a quip: “A boy has to peddle his book.” ~ Truman Capote. […]

10 Tips for Interviewing Sources for Articles

These tips for interviewing people as sources or experts for articles are from a panel of experienced journalists, who recently spoke at a Writer’s Craft Fair hosted by the BC Association of Magazine Publishers. Before the tips, a quip: “Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.” – Sholem Asch. One benefit of interviewing sources or experts for articles […]

7 Tips for Television Interviews for Writers

Whether you’re a writer preparing to do a television interview or still visualizing the day it happens, you can’t miss these seven tips for TV from freelance writer and blogger Susan Johnston! She recently appeared on ABC, discussing an article she wrote about job interviews. Before her tips, a quip: “To me, every interview, even if you love the artist, needs to […]

Interview With the Author of Query Letters

In this interview, Wendy Burt-Thomas, author of The Writer’s Digest Guide to Query Letters, shares her tips for writers groups, writer’s block, and what it takes to be a successful freelancer. Her perspective will help you become a better writer – whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie… Before her tips, here’s one of her favorite writing quips: “I write when I’m […]

Radio Interview, Freelance Writer Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

In this radio interview with full-time freelance writer Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen (me!), you’ll get tips for aspiring writers, info about different types of articles, and the best and worst parts of a freelance writing career. First, a quip from A. A. Milne: “Almost anyone can become an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being,” […]