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September 26, 2018 @ 12:05 am

Pep Talk 7: Follow the inner spark

Today's pep talk comes from the conversation we had with Olivia's dad, Fred Allison, back in June's episode. It's a great one if you're struggling to make the time to focus on your creative work.

These short pep talks are designed to give you a little boost of motivation or inspiration and help you along with your day and your project.

You can find more information and get in touch on our website, marginallypodcast.com

Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcastor Facebook. Meghan's on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá

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September 24, 2018 @ 12:05 am

Episode 44: Jane Friedman and the business of writing

In this week's episode, we talk to Jane Friedman, an expert in the publishing industry who has written with much insight, candor and calm about the business of writing and publishing. In her spare time, Jane writes creative nonfiction, which has been included in the anthologies Every Father's Daughter and Drinking Diaries.

Jane describes herself as sitting at the intersection of several communities, giving her a 360-degree view of the changes now shaping writing and publishing. She sees herself as serving as a bridge between these communities. She was so knowledgeable about the publishing industry and about writing, and we loved talking to her about:

  • her tips for which writing-related activities can help to make the most impact in building your persona as a writer, even if you have limited time,
  • why you might make more from your readers than your publisher,
  • why she's optimistic about the potential for writers to make money,
  • tips for understanding marketing yourself as a writer, and
  • the research about writing and money that she wishes someone would do.

You can find Jane at her website, her subscription newsletter Hot Sheet (with Porter Anderson), Facebook, Twitterand YouTube (other social media links are on her website). Her latest book is The Business of Being A Writer.

As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review usin your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show. 

Visit our website, marginallypodcast.com, for the full show notes and to get in touch.

Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcastor Facebook. Meghan's on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

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September 17, 2018 @ 12:01 am

Episode 43: Four Big Questions About Writing & Money

In Episode 43, we discuss the answers to four big questions about writers and money:

  1. What is a writer? (No joke - this wasn't an easy one.)
  2. How/where do they make money?
  3. How much money do they make? 
  4. Why are we talking about any of this?

This episode is a starting point from what we found out from our initial research - the knowledge base from which we start this Season 2 on money and writing and day jobs and quitting day jobs. In some cases, we talk about how hard it is to find answers - but even where there are no quick answers, we fill you in on the current debate in the writing and publishing world.

You'll see that we have so many links in the show notes, so if you have time only to look at a few things we mention, here are our Top 5: 

  1. Authors Licensing and Collecting Society 2018 survey
  2. This super-helpful Jane Friedman piece from 2018 about the issues with these income surveys
  3. The Tayari Jones interview for Authors Guild
  4. The Billfold post about how writing is not a job, and this response to it by Lincoln Michel
  5. Authors Guild Wages of Writing report for 2015

(Technically, that's 6 - sorry.)

(Also, sorry for the bad quality of Olivia's sound - it was a mic malfunction, which we will fix next week.)

You can listen to the episode right here on this page, or get Marginally on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever get your podcasts.

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Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá.

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September 10, 2018 @ 12:05 am

Season 2 preview

This week, we're bringing you a short preview of some of the topics we'll be exploring this season, all around the theme of money. Don't worry -- we won't be turning into a personal finance podcast, though we will be looking at how money affects art.

Want to join in the conversation? Get in touch with your comments and questions, as well as suggestions for future guests at our website, marginallypodcast.com

As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review us in your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show. 

 Visit our website, marginallypodcast.com, for complete show notes.

Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast or Facebook. Meghan's on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá 

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September 3, 2018 @ 12:05 am

Episode 41: We’re back! Or: What we did on our summer vacations

Today is a kind of back-to-school episode of the podcast, all about what we learned and what we did this summer. We talk good writing books, unexpected surprises, different journaling techniques - all the good stuff.

We also introduce our updated social media presence, so check us out.

Marginally has a new Facebook page! Please like it. Also, as always, we are on Instagram @marginallypodcast. We are also re-launching our TinyLetter newsletter, and we'll be giving stuff away (not just content - actual stuff), so you should definitely sign up for that.

As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review us in your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show. 

Visit our website, marginallypodcast.com, for complete show notes and to get in touch.

Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast  Meghan's on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

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