In this interview with Jonathan Small, long-time magazine writer and editor and the creator and host of the Write About Now podcast, we talked about how to conduct an interview, the secret structure that helps you write a great story (including a great lede), and digital and physical tools that Jonathan finds essential in his work as a writer.
Jonathan is an award-winning journalist, editor, and podcast host and producer based in Los Angeles. Write About Now features interviews with successful writers about their lives and stories. Jonathan has written for The New York Times, TV Guide, Cosmo, Details, Maxim, Good Housekeeping, and many other outlets. Before moving to LA, he worked in New York as executive editor of Stuff, Glamour, and Fitness magazines.
Mignon was also recently a guest on Write About Now.
You can listen to the entire interview by clicking the player above or by finding the Grammar Girl podcast on any podcasting app, but if you prefer to read it, we also have a complete (rough) transcript.