Happy 2019! I’m so excited to kick off the New Year with the latest chapter of The Word Weaver Podcast featuring my interview with Paige McPhee. We met, nearly a year ago, at a writing event in Toronto where Paige was the keynote speaker. We got to talking after the event, she signed her own book for me, as she’s the author of the self-published non-fiction book entitled “I’m In Like with You” – a collection of almost love stories geared towards millennials. She knew from a young age that she wanted to publish a book…and she did it while juggling a six-course load at the University of Toronto, working multiple jobs (including Starbucks and as an intern/writer for various media publications).
In addition to being a self-published author and public speaker, Paige is a freelance writer, social media manager/producer for Notable Life and video host for Narcity Canada. Based in Toronto, Paige covers the gamut from pop culture, news, food, travel, beauty, dating, entertainment and gossip across the country.
As soon as I met Paige, I could tell right away she’s one of those rare people who is a real go-getter in life. She doesn’t just *hope* her goals and dreams come to fruition, she HUSTLES HARD for what she wants and finds a way, even with her busy schedule, to accomplish everything she sets out to.
In this podcast chapter we discuss everything from her favourite and least favourite celebrity interviews, getting published at the ripe old age of 10 in the National Post, how being a Starbucks barista honed her communication, the importance of hard deadlines, her self-publishing journey, freelance writing tips, and how heartbreak can be a great writing motivator.
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