Writer interviews

Q&A: Dana Bate on Publishing Her First Novel

February 25, 2013

We’re about to chat with an author whose book is on my bed-side table at this very moment. Excited! Unlike many of the interviewees who land on this blog, Dana Bate is an IRL (In Real Life) friend, although I now follow her online, too. We went to journalism school together, and I’ve eagerly followed […]

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Q&A: Chuck Sambuchino on the Writer’s Platform

December 10, 2012

Whether you’re looking to self-publish or go the traditional publishing route, your writer’s platform — aka how you’ll sell the book — is more important than ever. So it was smart for Chuck Sambuchino, who has become an expert on the topic of platform, to write a book about it. Chuck was here a year […]

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Q&A: Smart Self-Publishing with Lisa McKay

June 20, 2012

Don’t you love when an online friend becomes an in-person friend? That’s what happened when I finally had coffee with Lisa McKay, face-to-face, during her recent visit to Washington, D.C. Lisa lives in Laos, but we’ve been following each others’ blogs and corresponding via email about our memoirs for years. When Lisa told me she […]

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Q&A: Writer Jeff Goins on Growing a Blog Community

June 4, 2012

With so many blogs out there about writing, how do you differentiate yours if that’s your topic of choice? Jeff Goins does it by creating quality content. I only subscribe to a few newsletters about writing, and his is one of them. That’s why I invited him here today — to tell us how he […]

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Q&A: Blogger Srinivas Rao on Juggling Online Projects

April 30, 2012

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One “Connector” Who Uses Social Media to Make Her Own Luck: Jade Craven

February 8, 2012

Want to learn how to use social media to Make Your Own Luck? Check out my new digital course, which begins March 5! Speaking of using social media to Make Your Own Luck, today we’ve got an interview with a woman who has pretty much mastered that art. Jade Craven is a “connector” and digital […]

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Q&A: Mindy Long on Building a Porfolio as a Freelance Writer

December 19, 2011

Lots of writers are looking to make a living from freelancing, whether out of choice or obligation. But going it on your own as a writer isn’t as easy as it looks. So whenever I meet someone who’s doing it successfully, I want to learn how. That’s why I invited Mindy Long here today. A […]

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Q&A: Writer Kimberly Palmer on Selling via Etsy

November 28, 2011

I’m always fascinated to hear how young professionals manage to succeed with a side hustle. Working on a project or even growing a business on the side of your day job is not only becoming more popular, it’s also a fabulous way to move toward your professional goals. That’s why I wanted to chat with […]

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Q&A: Author Jenny Blake on Making Sh*t Happen

November 14, 2011

A blogger, author and life coach, Jenny Blake recently left her job with Google to move full-speed ahead with solopreneurship. Um, sound familiar? Yet here’s the biggest thing Jenny and I have in common: we’re both into following big dreams and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why I invited Jenny here to tell […]

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Q&A: Writer Sean Platt on Making Money Online

October 31, 2011

If you're a writer interested in making money online, don’t miss these insights from author and entrepreneur Sean Platt. Sean writes everything from children's books to horror novels to landing pages for websites. He co-founded CIMedia, an independent publisher with a focus on writing and social media, and is a contributing writer for Copyblogger. But […]

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