Podfest Was the Best


Estelle Erasmus, Freelance Writing Direct, Bianca Marais, The Shit No One Tells You About Memoir, Ronit Plank, Let’s Talk Memoir


Podfest Expo 2024 was so much fun and I learned a lot. I was thrilled to moderate and participate on a panel about Building Podcasts about Writing and Publishing with Ronit Plank of Let’s Talk Memoir, and Bianca Marais, of The Shit No One Tells You About Writing.

Here is my interview with Ronit for Freelance Writing Direct and here is my appearance on Let’s Talk Memoir. Also, here is Bianca’s appearance on Freelance Writing Direct and here is my appearance on The Shit No One Tells You About Writing where I spoke to Bianca about how to make your writing compelling.

Some of the key points we covered in our 1/2 hour session (including a question and answer period), include”
*Using service journalism as a premise for how I handle Freelance Writing Direct
*How Ronit captions key interview statements for Let’s Talk Memoir
*What Bianca does to prepare for an interview, and how she often ends up throwing away her questions
*The newest AI tool that I am loving using, Opus Clips (see below)
*Where Ronit finds the gold in her probing interviews with memoirists
*How Bianca added two agents to her podcast to build out the services and resources she offers her listeners

I also enjoyed doing an author signing (here with Ronit), and meeting Julie of Mother’s Quest, and Kelli of the Moms Who Create Podcast (in the second photo), ¬†chatting with Adam of ¬†Podcasting Business School (in the third photo), and meeting so many of the other attendees. It was a blast.

Here, with the help of Opus Clips, take a view into our session.