Just Written

A weekly newsletter about the craft of writing and the business of publishing.
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  • Just Written Volume 33: Bud Smith
    27 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Hello! This week, we’re joined by writer Bud Smith. I was connected to Bud through my friend Jimmy who joined us back in Volume 27. Bud is the author of several novels and a collection of short storie...
  • Just Written Volume 32: Miranda Popkey
    13 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Hey Friends - Today on Just Written, Miranda Popkey joins us. Miranda is a writer, editor and translator (from Italian) who published her first novel, Topics of Conversation, in 2020. A few months ago...
  • Just Written Volume 31: Olga Khazan
    30 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Hey y’all - This morning, we’re joined by journalist Olga Khazan. Olga is a staff writer at the Atlantic where she covers health, gender and policy. She’s also written at a host of other excellent pub...
  • Just Written Volume 30: Kelly Luce
    23 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Hey friends - Today, we’re featuring writer and editor Kelly Luce. Kelly has published two works of fiction - a collection of short stories, Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail and a nov...
  • Just Written Volume 29: Lauren Larson
    02 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Hey friends - After a couple months off this summer, we’re excited to be back! This week, we’re featuring writer and editor Lauren Larson. Lauren is a fabulous writer whose profiles I first encountere...
  • Just Written Volume 28: Nick Ripatrazone
    24 May 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Hey y’all, Our featured guest today is writer and editor Nick Ripatrazone. I’ve been following Nick’s work for several years now, and he’s one of the most consistently thoughtful and interesting peopl...
  • Just Written Volume 27: Jimmy Cajoleas
    17 May 2021 • 5 min read
    Hi friends, Our featured guest today is Jimmy Cajoleas, who is not only a fabulous writer, but also a good friend. I met Jimmy during the height of the pandemic at the soup kitchen where he works part...
  • Just Written Volume 26: Katelyn Beaty
    10 May 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Hey friends, When we decided to relaunch Just Written, today’s guest, Katelyn Beaty, was on my short list of people I wanted to feature. I first started following Katelyn’s work when she was working a...
  • Just Written Volume 25: Will Arbery
    03 May 2021 • 8 min read
    Hi Friends, We’re thrilled to feature playwright Will Arbery in this newly-relaunched volume of Just Written. One jarring aspect of seeing matinee theater in NYC is you often emerge into sunlit, crowd...
  • Welcome back to Just Written
    30 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hey friends, In 2017, we (Joseph and Cort) had an idea for a newsletter about writing and publishing. We loved good writing, and we wanted to talk with writers, editors, and agents about what goes int...
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