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383: The Mashup as a Model: Lessons for Your Writing Career from Edgar Allan Poe - Interview with Catherine Baab-Muguira

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Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Catherine Baab-Muguira.

Catherine is a writer and journalist who has contributed to many media outlets, including Slate, Quartz, CNBC and NBC News. She is a frequent podcast and radio guest, with appearances on NPR and Lifehacker’s Upgrade. Catherine currently lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and baby son. Today we’ll be discussing her first book, Poe for Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History’s Least Likely Self-Help Guru, which came out this past September.

 

In this episode Catherine Baab-Muguira and I discuss:
  • How Edgar Allan Poe unexpectedly inspired her to write a book about mental health.
  • Why she keeps her day job and how it helps her avoid literary snobbery.
  • The value of learning to write good copy and the art of marketing your book.


Plus, her #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: diymfa.com/383

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