Leslie Jamison is the author or the New York Times best seller the Empathy Exams. She is also someone who in her writing is willing to share about some of the most raw things that ever happened to her. In turn in her book people share the raw things that happened to them. I found about Leslie and her writing through my friend, who happened to be her older brother Julian Jamison. I got in touch with Leslie because I wanted to know more about what it’s like to share such intimate details of your life and your family’s life as your profession. We also chat about the business of writing and lots more.
Jane Marion has been writing features about celebrities, artists, chefs, restaurants and quirky Baltimore people for 30 years! First as an editor and writer at TV Guide magazine and more recently at Baltimore Magazine. When it comes to writing, working on features always struck me as the fun stuff. You get to meet interesting and sometimes weird people, ask them practically any question you want and they answer. Basically like my podcast! It is an area or writing though where you do really get to meet an incredibly wide swatch of interesting people and Jane is a teller of those stories.
You can find her on Twitter @charmcityjane
Or check out her work at Baltimore Magazine
Scott Carney is a writer who has investigate some strange and dangerous things. His books have explored the economy for human body parts, extreme meditation and what can go wrong and how learning techniques for coping with extreme cold can perhaps help your health. He is also very savvy about the business of writing. He shares what he’s done right when approaching the business and some of the mistakes he’s learned from.
Check out his newest book about Wim Hof called What Doesn’t Kill Us anywhere you get books or check out the audiobook like I did. Carney’s previous books are The Red Market and A Death on Diamond Mountain.
Also if you are interested in more info about the business of freelance writing check out a previous project Scott did called www.wordrates.com