Episode 3- How Hard You Try and an Interview with Meryl Williams

Writer Meryl Williams

Writer Meryl Williams

Meryl Williams is a freelancer whose work has appeared in about a thousand different places. She also runs her own newsletter, is working on a book, and teaches classes to people looking to be a writer just like her. All while balancing a full-time job and a passion for Roller Derby. We talked about breaking into the freelance game, marketing yourself, balancing it all and just how to write openly and honestly about the things in your life.

Also in this episode: I give advice on why maybe you shouldn't try your hardest at everything.

Links from the episode...

Meryl Williams says she basically wants to be Ann Friedman when she grows up. Here's Friedman's website: http://www.annfriedman.com/.

When asked two books she would recommend to someone who wants to become a better writer, Meryl Williams heartily endorsed The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. We also discussed how much the latter was real or made up. Here's what Wikipedia has to say.

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