It’s been a while, due to our recent co-host changing of the guard, but in this episode we’ve finally got a new special guest! Aside from being an awesome person, Laura Kate is many things: a freelance writer, the UK editor at Destructoid, an avid podcaster, and a creative powerhouse. We chat with her about her journey and the excellent gains she’s made with her writing career as well as how she’s used Patreon, podcasting, and other creative projects to expand her writing life in some fascinating directions. Buckle up!
As an aside, we’re exploring the idea of doing a special guest of some sort EVERY episode. This is part of our plan to grow the show and expand its scope this year. Expect a broader variety of guests, too, as we have folks on to talk about other types of writing gigs and careers that might be of interest to our audience. We’re also considering adding some patron-only exclusive content for folks who support the show via Patreon, so stay tuned as we figure out what that’ll look like.
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We’ve been trying out a new segment, very loosely titled “Whatchoo Been Readin?,” where we each briefly talk about something we’ve been reading lately that’s interesting, useful, or a great example killer writing. Let us know if you dig it. This week we talk about the new critical essay book, Shooter, and indie comics.
Guest Interview: Laura Kate
Laura Kate is currently the UK editor at Destructoid, the co-host of several podcasts, including the Jimquisition podcast with Jim Sterling, and has done freelance work for numerous publications like Polygon, Rock Paper Shotgun, Kotaku UK, and The Guardian.
It’s been awesome to see the excellent gains she’s been making in her writing career since making the leap to writing full-time recently.One very interesting point: she does that through a mix of freelancing, a part-time editing gig, and paid creative projects through her patreon.
We about her journey and the many unique facets for our writing world in this great interview!
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