The Managing Editor Show
Making your words not suck.


If you have ever been accepted or rejected for publication someplace other than your site, or you'd like to give that sort of thing a try, this irreverent but essential podcast is for you.


Welcome to the Managing Editor Show. Every Tuesday morning we jump into your earbuds to talk the down and dirty on all things writing, editing, and content from the perspective of the guardians of the publishing galaxy—the folks who approve your submissions and make your words not suck. Here's your host...



EP024: How to Break Away From the Fear of Writing

Writing is terrifying. TERR-IF-YING. Putting pen to paper (I’m sorry, I mean fingers to keyboard) can feel like such a finite act. Like THIS IS IT. The final countdown of content. There is nothing else out there for you besides this one and only document.

But it doesn’t have to be that scary or serious! Sometimes we, ourselves, are the biggest obstacles. With years of practice, I have learned how to quickly navigate around these pitfalls so my writing is faster, easier, and more authentic. I’m sharing these tips that can help any writer floundering at the screen to find their footing and begin writing again.



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Jess Ostroff