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Write About Now features in-depth interviews with successful writers of all types and stripes—journalists, screenwriters, novelists, ghostwriters, and more. Host, Jonathan Small, takes a deep dive into how writers master their craft, offering tips, inspiration, and laughs for both aspiring and professional scribes.

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Write About Now features in-depth interviews with successful writers of all types and stripes—journalists, screenwriters, novelists, ghostwriters, and more. Host, Jonathan Small, takes a deep dive into how writers master their craft, offering tips, inspiration, and laughs for both aspiring and professional scribes.

    How To Be A Better Bragger

    How To Be A Better Bragger

    Does talking about your personal accomplishments make you uncomfortable? Do peers who shamelessly promote themselves om social media annoy you? This week's guest, Meredith Fineman, thinks you need a new mindset. In her new book Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion, Fineman argues that sometimes we need to unapologetically advocate more for ourselves to be heard. She offers tips and tricks for how to get there without being a total blowhard. 

    • 53 min
    James Nestor On Mastering The Lost Art Of Breathing

    James Nestor On Mastering The Lost Art Of Breathing

    There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing. But we've all forgotten how to do it correctly. James Nestor talks about his new bestseller Breathe: The New Science of a Lost Art, in which he spent seven years traveling the world to figure out why we don't breathe properly and how to fix it. Topics include the dangers of mouth breathing, the benefits of long, slow exhales, the importance of breathing exercises during Covid-19,  the unsettling phenomena of email apnea. 

    • 58 min
    How To Write Medium Posts And Earn Mone

    How To Write Medium Posts And Earn Mone

    Medium.com has become a go-to alternative platform for writers looking to gain a following and get paid for their work. My guest Anthony Moore is one of their most popular writers, with over 45K subscribers, a six-figure income, a massive mailing list, and a book entitled What Extraordinary People Know. Anthony talks about why he turned to Medium, how it turned his lackluster writing career around, and how it might help you get your work discovered, too. 

    • 46 min
    The Most Dangerous Amusement Park Of All Time

    The Most Dangerous Amusement Park Of All Time

    For those of us fortunate to have grown up in the Tri-State Area in the 80s and 90s, we have terrifying, memories of visiting Action Park in New Jersey. Now closed permanently, the amusement park is where kids went to get bruised up or break a bone. Andy Mullvihill had a front-row seat. His father Gene founded the park, and Andy worked there as a lifeguard. We talk about his anything-goes new memoir: ACTION PARK: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park.

    • 47 min
    Surprising New Discoveries About Birds

    Surprising New Discoveries About Birds

    While humans are busy tweeting, birds are busy talking, courting, building, playing, even parenting. Seriously, new scientific research is dramatically changing what we know about birds. Guest Jennifer Ackerman writes about these new findings in her new book The Bird Way, including: How bird song is an advanced language, the interesting way birds experience emotions, their incredible sense of smell, why birds may be the most advanced species on the planet, and the secret Ringo Starr of the bird world.

    • 45 min
    A Tribute To TV and Film Journalist Bruce Fretts

    A Tribute To TV and Film Journalist Bruce Fretts

    Bruce Fretts died last week leaving behind a long and storied career as an entertainment writer and critic. He was also a good friend and one of my favorite editors. Bruce began his career at Entertainment Weekly in the 90s. Later he moved to TV Guide where he penned the iconic "Cheer and Jeers" column. He was a frequent contributor to The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Emmy. We spoke in 2017 about following his childhood dream to write about TV, and what he did to rise to the top of the field.

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4.9 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

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Well rounded, high level

What a great podcast. Love the guests, really helpful insight on all kinds of writers and writer backgrounds. Great show!

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6 stars

Jonathan Small’s podcast offers listeners insight into the writing process with guests of all backgrounds explaining their respective journeys.

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The to Go Place

Specially for those like myself; beginners looking for direction and inspiration through the perspectives of those who came before. I did the right thing; subscribed subsequently.

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