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#AmWriting with Jess & KJ

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Description

A show about writing, reading, and getting (some) things done. Jessica Lahey writes the Parent-Teacher Conference column for the New York Times' Well Family and is the author of "The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Children Can Succeed." KJ Dell'Antonia is a columnist and contributing editor for the New York Times' Well Family. In their podcast, they talk about writing short form, long form and book length, give tips for pitching editors and agents and constantly revise how they tackle the ongoing challenge of keeping your butt in the chair for long enough to get the work done.

Customer Reviews

Super Informative and Authentic

I feel like this podcast was created just for me. Almost every episode provides infomation that is applicable to my book-writing, time-balancing, pitch-making life at the moment. The best parts are the authenticity and personal experience that Jess and KJ bring to each episode. I feel like I am hanging out in their living room, chatting with them about their experiences and lessons learned. My only regret is that I didn't start listening last year - I am WAY behind, and I don't want to skip any episodes!

Loving it so far...

I am regular reader of the Well Family formerly Motherlode so I am familiar with KJ's work/style. It was though Motherlode that I discovered Jessica's writing and her amazing lego collection. Then I read The Gift of Failure and loved it. It was very well researched, to the point and relevant. Oh, wait-the podcast.
Now, I'm glad they are podcasting. Jess and KJ are both very bright, have a good sense of humor (at least my kind of humor) and good chemistry together-it’s is like getting double shot expresso.
As a podcaster myself I know what goes into producing an episode. And of course-I love audio.
I love where this podcast is going. And I love the format of the show. It's also educational and informative. Best of luck!

Smaller goals get more done

Both inspiration and reminder. Writing a book in increments vs tackling it as the monster project it seems to be. And how setting smaller writing goals -- with *real* deterrents, and boy do they offer a good one! -- can keep you working instead of scrolling your Facebook feed.

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