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Rebecca L. Weber coaches with the sustainable strategies, mindset shifts, and creative skills development she uses to help independent writers around the world.

If you’ve got what it takes to make it as a freelance writer, but struggle with confidence, imposter syndrome, overwhelm, procrastination, time management, writer’s block, improving your craft, marketing, pitching, underearning, pursuing meaning in your work, or getting in your own way, this is the writing podcast for you.

Learn, grow, and succeed as a freelancer by identifying the wants and needs of your editors, your readers, and yourself.

Rebecca draws on her experience as a journalist covering social justice, the environment, international development, the arts, and travel for publications like CNN, the New York Times, Dwell, and Ebony.com. Download a free guide on how to pitch at www.rebeccalweber.com/5-proven-steps

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Rebecca L. Weber coaches with the sustainable strategies, mindset shifts, and creative skills development she uses to help independent writers around the world.

If you’ve got what it takes to make it as a freelance writer, but struggle with confidence, imposter syndrome, overwhelm, procrastination, time management, writer’s block, improving your craft, marketing, pitching, underearning, pursuing meaning in your work, or getting in your own way, this is the writing podcast for you.

Learn, grow, and succeed as a freelancer by identifying the wants and needs of your editors, your readers, and yourself.

Rebecca draws on her experience as a journalist covering social justice, the environment, international development, the arts, and travel for publications like CNN, the New York Times, Dwell, and Ebony.com. Download a free guide on how to pitch at www.rebeccalweber.com/5-proven-steps

    WCP108 Default to deliberate with Judith Gaton

    WCP108 Default to deliberate with Judith Gaton

    Judith Gaton, style coach, author, and podcast host, joins us today to talk about the impact of how the way we get dressed impacts our sense of well being.
    This isn’t about getting dressed to the nines when you’re working from home (unless you want to!), but about being more deliberate in ways that support your writing life.
    Why too much freedom (AKA not changing out of your jammies all day) can be counterproductive to creative output Habit by default vs intention Small style uplevels you can try today without shopping Zoom tips to look and feel your best on camera MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    Judith Gaton’s website
    How to Be a F*cking Lady: A Modern Guide to Being Charming & Fierce AF
    Style Masterclass Podcast
    Judith on Instagram @judithgaton
    Did you enjoy the show? Please write a review of the Writing Coach Podcast on Apple Podcasts.
    Download my free guide on how to pitch
    More info and complete show notes: www.rebeccalweber.com/podcast108

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    WCP107 The End

    WCP107 The End

    Habits can become so ingrained that we believe that they’re the way things are rather than a pattern we’ve started and that we can also end.
    Sometimes when it’s nearly time to turn in a piece, we’ll go over and over and over it again, working ourselves up in a way that produces diminishing returns for the procut and is the antithesis of self-care.
    One of my coaching clients did this regularly, along with the refrain that it was surely no good and that the last piece’s success was just a fluke--even though decades of this made a pretty convincing case that her work was consistently high quality. 
    In this episode, you’ll hear how we broke through the thought-emotion pattern that caused her so much pain. Once this kind of pattern is exposed, a writer can always choose a different path moving forward.
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    WCP 1: What’s your problem?
    WCP 43: Bridge thoughts
    Apply for private coaching: www.rebeccalweber.com/coach
    Apply for my small group coaching program: www.FreelanceWriterBootcamp.com
    Download my free guide on how to pitch
    More info and complete show notes: www.rebeccalweber.com/podcast107

    • 18 min
    WCP106 Nobody wants your pitch

    WCP106 Nobody wants your pitch

    I don’t mean that editors don’t want your pitch because the story angle isn’t clear, that there’s no news hook, and that you don’t have a string of impressive clips in your bio. You can learn how to handle all of that.
    What I mean is that editors want what a pitch promises. Understand this, and you’ll be better able to communicate in way that establishes trust and value in your editorial relationship.
    Follow me on Instagram: @freelancewriterbootcamp
    Apply to work with me in my small group coaching program: www.FreelanceWriterBootcamp.com
    Break into your dream publications. Earn more money. Cover stories that matter.
    In my small group coaching program, you’ll learn the same proven processes that have helped Bootcamp alumni break into the New York Times, the Guardian, Bustle, Nat Geo Travel, the BBC, Outside, and many more.
    The October Bootcamp is the last group in 2020. Apply today: www.FreelanceWriterBootcamp.com
    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    WCP 105: Should-free pitching
    WCP 104: Superstitions, underdogs, and when to pitch
    Download my free guide on how to pitch
    More info and complete show notes: www.rebeccalweber.com/podcast106

    • 34 min
    WCP105 Should-free pitching

    WCP105 Should-free pitching

    When it comes to pitching, a surprising number of mid-career freelancers really aren’t sure what to do. They may have a basic, intermediary, or theoretical understanding of pitching that doesn’t yield reliable results with competitive publications.
    Getting clear about this is way more effective for building internal motivation than telling yourself you should be pitching, that you should be getting more work, or that you should have figured it all out by now.
    Follow me on Instagram: @freelancewriterbootcamp
    Apply to work with me in my small group coaching program: www.FreelanceWriterBootcamp.com
    Break into your dream publications. Earn more money. Cover stories that matter.
    In my small group coaching program, you’ll learn the same proven processes that have helped Bootcamp alumni break into the New York Times, the Guardian, Bustle, Nat Geo Travel, the BBC, Outside, and many more.
    The October Bootcamp is the last group in 2020. Apply today: www.FreelanceWriterBootcamp.com
    Download my free guide on how to pitch
    More info and complete show notes: www.rebeccalweber.com/podcast105

    • 24 min
    WCP104 When to pitch

    WCP104 When to pitch

    Freelance writers often spend a lot of time trying to decide when to pitch. Learn when the very best time to pitch is, plus what you can do with the time you used to spend asking this question.
    Follow me on Instagram: @freelancewriterbootcamp
    Apply to work with me in my small group coaching program: www.FreelanceWriterBootcamp.com
    Break into your dream publications. Earn more money. Cover stories that matter.
    In my small group coaching program, you’ll learn the same proven processes that have helped Bootcamp alumni break into the New York Times, the Guardian, Bustle, Nat Geo Travel, the BBC, Outside, and many more.
    The October Bootcamp is the last group in 2020. Apply today: www.FreelanceWriterBootcamp.com
    Download my free guide on how to pitch
    More info and complete show notes: www.rebeccalweber.com/podcast104

    • 21 min
    WCP103 Urgency

    WCP103 Urgency

    Should you follow up on the story you pitched more quickly than you used to pre-pandemic?
    Yes, if the story itself must be told urgently. No, if you personally have a sense of urgency about knowing what your next assignment will be.
    Freelancers often conflate these two very different kinds of urgency. Let’s get clear about introducing urgency into an article while feeling focused, curious, confident, or calm; and how acting from a place of anxiety/panic/urgency doesn’t lead to good decision making and outcomes.

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    WCP 102 Mother tongue
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    Download my free guide on how to pitch

    LET’S WORK TOGETHER
    Break into your dream publications. Earn more money. Cover stories that matter.
    In my small group coaching program, you’ll learn the same proven processes that have helped Bootcamp alumni break into the New York Times, the Guardian, Bustle, Nat Geo Travel, the BBC, Outside, and many more.
    Apply for Freelance Writer Bootcamp: www.FreelanceWriterBootcamp.com

    More info and complete show notes: www.rebeccalweber.com/podcast103

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Satarupa Datta ,

Great insights to break into big publications

Rebecca's podcasts are great insights to break into big publications. As a writer you may be a wordsmith and think you have an extra eye to look through things that other might miss but the reality is, that is not enough. To be able to present your idea or a query as they say, is the most important, and inevitably, many potentially great pieces of writing never make it, simply because they committed a few small mistakes while pitching, which could be avoided. And here comes Rebecca's podcast guides to help you get your first byline !
have been easily avoided.

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