Ditch Diggers #44 —
DD044 Freelance Ditches
with Matt Wallace, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
How to dig freelance ditches—and what are freelance ditches anyway?
And what are freelance ditches anyway?
Mur and Matt come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s Pop Culture Popcorn Boutique, and Mur actually lets Matt do the intros.
The Ditch Diggers welcome special guest co-host, staff writer for The Daily Dot and pop culture analyst extraordinaire, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw!
Everyone immediately agrees that Gavia’s mom would make the best agent ever, and that would also be her pro-wrestling gimmick.
Gavia talks about being a full-time writer for The Daily Dot and her areas of expertise.
Matt asks Gavia what makes a good cultural criticism writer, and Gavia does her best to answer such a broad question.
Gavia talks about how livejournal fanfiction led to her current career, how she selects topics to cover, and the life of a piece at The Daily Dot.
Gavia talks about her side project The Rec Center and being steeped in fandom as a writer.
The validity of liquids in sandwiches, and the validity of fanfiction as a writing medium.
Twitter Q&A, including how a book, movie, etc. gets the attention of a market like The Daily Dot.
Links of interest:
Note: Mur will be appearing at WorldCon in Helsinki in a few weeks and doing a LIVE Ditch Diggers with writer and publisher Alasdair Stuart standing in for Matt (with Matt’s approval, naturally. We’re not staging a coup to replace Matt even though Al does have a better accent.) See my program here!
Affiliate links to our books!
The fine print:
Theme music by Devo Spice.
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