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When I (Jess here) interviewed Lacy Crawford about her new memoir Notes on a Silencing, we discussed the complex and often contradictory goals of publishers’ legal departments and fact checkers at periodicals such as Condé Nast/Vanity Fair, where Lacy’s first serial excerpt was published. An...

  Check out this Minisode where Jess discusses the mistakes she made writing her first book, and her new tricks to avoid making them again. Usually, Minisodes and Top Fives go out weekly to our supporters. But once in a while, we send one out to everyone—like...

How do you become a science writer? What if you didn’t even think you liked science as a kid? What if, instead of “serious journalism”, you spent the first half of your career covering celebrities and royals, even becoming the London Bureau Chief for People...

Beginnings are so exciting, but sometimes that excitement can overshadow organization. But I (Jess here) promise, every minute spent organizing at the beginning will save so much time over the long run. If you organize your research, citations, and resources from early on, you won’t...

  The Parkland author on everything you ever wanted to know about pitching and writing a topical nonfiction book at top speed (and going broke doing it)   We talked to Dave Cullen, about writing Parkland: Birth of a Movement, in ten months while he was 3 years overdue...

...in which Jess and KJ talk raw honest memoir with Janelle Hanchett, author of I'm Just Happy to Be Here. It's not easy to write memoir, or to put it out there, but as Janelle says, you're either going to tell the truth, or don't...