Welcome to episode 266 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re rewinding back to one of our most popular episodes about writing with Gabriela Pereira from DIY MFA.
Last week on the podcast, Bjork chatted with Beth Moncel about adapting and growing her blog over the past five years. To go back and listen to that episode, click here.
Write More, Write Better, and Write Smarter
Writing –– do you love it or hate it?
It seems to be one of those topics that really divides people; either you love the creative process of putting words onto paper or…you don’t.
Today’s FBP Rewind episode will help you get those creative juices flowing and fine-tune your writing processes.
A bit about our interviewee: Gabriela got her MFA in 2010, and after she graduated, she realized that a lot of people don’t actually need a formal education process in order to write. If you give yourself permission to own your creativity and writing, and if you learn a few key skills along the way, you can be a writer.
She started her business, DIY MFA, to teach others how they can do exactly that.
Gabriela has been able to practice, evaluate, and fine-tune her craft and teach others how to do the same. Gabriela’s strategies about finding the right writing system, tracking productivity, staying inspired, and understanding strengths and weaknesses all play into finding one’s voice and writing style.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- What an MFA is
- Why she considers herself an instigator
- How she calculates and tracks her productivity
- How to find a writing system that works for you
- How she stays inspired
- How she writes personal posts
- Why it’s important to get input from the right people
- Why you should know your strengths and weaknesses
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- DIY MFA
- DIY MFA book
- The Writer Igniter
- Setting the Mood for an Optimal Writing Session
- Gabriela’s personal post
- 20 things Bjork learned from writing income reports
- James Altucher
- DIY MFA Radio podcast
- Starter Kit
If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to [email protected].
For the full transcript, head on over to the show notes for the original episode at foodbloggerpro.com/102