Writers’ Rough Drafts – Episode #64 With Mandy Wallace - Craft Your Content
Mandy Wallace

Writers’ Rough Drafts – Episode #64 With Mandy Wallace

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Mandy Wallace is a writer, content strategist, writing coach, and course creator. She provides the support and tools writers need to continue developing their writing. As a content strategist and freelance writer, Mandy has worked with a bevy of various clients through her brand Hypist, to help them understand the stories in their process and get them published. Devoted to helping writers take action, while still instilling a love for writing and craft, on her own About page she notes, “The muse is a fickle bitch. Don’t rely on her. Writing is its own reward, but I still like to publish.” 

Her recently published book, Landing Your First Publication: The Writing Prompts + Publication Strategy for Writers Who Refuse to Rely on Luck, offers a publication strategy and guidebook for writers who want to see their name in print, but don’t know where to start (or have started, but aren’t getting the results they want). The book is so specific and useful that it is already being taught in college classrooms, to provide real-world advice that transcends the rhetoric and theory of outdated publishing textbooks.

What You’ll Learn About Writing This Week:

  • Why you should hang on to tools and resources that intrigue you
  • How you can be easier on yourself when you have someone else’s opinion
  • When to notice techniques that others are using when you are writing yourself
  • How important curiosity, enthusiasm, and fun—yes, fun—are to the writing process
  • How you still have to hit “publish” even when you’re waiting on your muse to show up
  • Using tools and techniques to capture and compel the reader
  • Making the transition from academic writing to online writing
  • Finding inspiration in writers who are open and honest about their experiences
  • Reading both good and bad writing to learn new techniques
  • What it takes to pitch well, and how to get better at it 

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About the Author Elisa Doucette

Elisa Doucette is a writer and editor who works with professional writers, entrepreneurs, and brands that want to make their own words even better. She is the Founder of Craft Your Content, and oversees Client Strategy and Writing Coaching. Her own writing has been featured in places like Forbes, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Yahoo! Small Business, and The Huffington Post, among others. She also hosts the Writers' Rough Drafts podcast here on CYC. When she isn't writing, editing, or reading words, she can usually be found at a local pub quiz, deep in a sun salutation, or binging TV shows for concept ideas and laughs.

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