Wild tangents and interesting tidbits abound in this fascinating interview with long-time freelancer Leif Johnson, who has slung words for everywhere from GameSpot, IGN, and OXM to Playboy, GameTrailers,and…yes, even American Cowboy. We chat with Leif about the challenges of freelancing in a very remote locale, talk shop about swords and his unique background in cowboy poetry, and also delve into his unusual low-tech writing process! Good times!
In this episode’s intro update…
Cassidee delivers a quick update on how her recent shift to full-time freelancing is going.
Nathan talks about launching his new freelance writing advice book, The Niche Freelancer, which is out NOW on Kindle for only $2.99. He needs your support to help make this launch a success and determine whether focusing on future freelance-centric guides is a good use of his limited free writing time!
Guest Interview: Leif Johnson
Did you know that Leif writes out his game reviews by hand with a pen-and-paper? Awesome! He’s also the only freelancer we’ve known to wield a true legit SWORD in his about page profile pic. So that’s super badass. In this fun interview we talk about all of that, tips for freelancers, the challenges of working remotely, and Leif’s stint as a popular cowboy poet in the 90s! So many neat things in an info-packed hour! Enjoy!
By the way, here’s Leif’s pinterest page on writing things out by hand, which we referenced in the interview. Check it out! Super cool technique!