Writing For Pay Ep. 001 Show Notes

By | July 29, 2007

WFP comes out of the gate strong with guest Jaq Greenspon, an old friend and a versatile freelance writer.

  • 0:30 – Intro: An explanation and mission statement
  • 4:00 – Jaq Greenspon graciously consents to an interview.
  • 5:14 – Additional reporting by!
  • 6:30 – Jaq almost breaks the “not getting laid” rule by talking about his red carpet interviewing gig.
  • 7:22 – Not all magicians are men, but they’re pretty much all geeks.
  • 8:00 – Adventures in writing for the tabloids. Wade recognizes none of these celebrities.
  • 8:32 – OMG IMDB.
  • 9:00 – How Jaq got started as a writer.
  • 10:33 – How do you get work?
  • 15:07 – Using your interests to break into particular industries.
  • 17:13 -Asked which projects he likes best, Jaq almost breaks the “not getting laid” rule AGAIN. He saves himself with a Paddy Chayefsky reference.
  • 18:09 – Projects Jaq likes least. It turns out that he does not enjoy being belittled by famous actresses.
  • 20:27 – Advice to budding professional writers.
  • 23:20 – Favorite and least favorite words and phrases. Yngwie Malmsteen’s dramatic return to the spotlight.

Jaq’s Web site: www.jaqgreenspon.com

Jaq’s published books:

Music by Morgansorange