200th Episode Extravaganza — Featuring Marielle Orff and Gabriela Pereira

by Gabriela Pereira
published in Podcast

Hey there word nerds!

OMG DIY MFA Radio is 200 episodes old!

Whether you’ve been with me since the beginning of this journey or are just tuning in now, thank you for listening.

Since this is our 200th episode, we’re doing things a little bit differently. Instead of being the interviewer, my producer Marielle Orff takes over the show and puts me in the hot seat.

In case some of you don’t know her yet, Marielle is the content strategist at DIY MFA. As such she as her fingers in pretty much every piece of content that gets sent out by us. She edits the podcast and helps curate the lineup, manages the articles that go up on the website, and helps curate the newsletter and our social media. As such it seemed only natural to have her interview me for your 200th episode extravaganza!

Listen in as Marielle and I geek out about podcasts, platform building, and give you an inside look at what’s coming up in DIY MFA.

In this episode Marielle and I discuss:

  • Getting from no to yes with publishers, agents, and podcasts.
  • Pitching faux pas, and how to avoid them.
  • Sustaining a huge project for the long haul.
  • Putting yourself out there while still finding your voice.
  • An inside look at the wish list of DIY MFA Radio!

Plus, both of our #1 tips for writers.

Writer Igniter Thriller Summit

Start your summer off with a bang by finding your next fun and action-packed read by listening into DIY MFA’s Writer Igniter Thriller Summit. Over the span of two weeks you’ll be able to hear nine awesome interviews with some of the biggest and up and coming names in the thriller genre. You’ll hear authors including Steve Berry, K.J. Howe, and David Morrell discuss the craft of writing, their own techniques, and get awesome tips on how to write thriller or any genre.

This event is coming up fast so keep your eyes peeled for announcements so you can start listening as soon as the Thriller Summit goes live. Follow us on social media for updates, or if you want the best and most reliable information sign up for our newsletter at DIYMFA.com/join. Our newsletter is always filled with exclusive goodies, and is the first place we announce upcoming events. Join now and be one of the first people to hear when the Thriller Summit begins!

Link to Episode 200

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