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After the First Draft: An Interview with Ally Machate

EPISODE 228I Today’s guest is Ally Machate, professional editor, expert publishing consultant, and founder of The Writer’s Ally. Ally shares the steps on what to do after you finish the first draft. First — put it away! Don’t look at it for at least a week. Then you can come back to it with fresh…

An Agent’s Perspective: An Interview with Julie Gwinn

EPISODE 227I Today’s guest is agent Julie Gwinn from The Seymour Agency. With a decade in publishing and another two in marketing, she has a great perspective on what moves an author’s career forward. Julie gives us lots of great advice about how to get from the end of a first draft to a published…

Writing to Make People Happy: An Interview with Hilary Galanoy

EPISODE 223I Today’s guest is screenwriter Hilary Galanoy, co-writer with Elizabeth Hackett of the Netflix romantic comedies Love, Guaranteed and Falling Inn Love. (Note: You MUST watch the Disclaimer at the end of Love, Guaranteed – it’s hysterical!) Hilary shares with us how she and her partner and friend work together to write their screenplays,…