Ginny Hogan: Trusting Your Voice


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Three years ago, while working as a data scientist in San Francisco, Ginny Hogan started a blog analyzing data from her online dating profile.
The blog was meant to be a sort of academic exercise, but the bizarre and absurd nature of being young and single in San Francisco slowly morphed her stories into something more human -- and funny. As her writing began to gain traction, she shifted her ambitions in the tech industry to focus entirely on writing and comedy.
Her blog evolved into an incredibly successful comedy-writing career. In addition to regularly contributing to The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, The Observer, and McSweeney's, she published her first book: Toxic Femininity in the Workplace, founded the daily humor site Little Old Lady Comedy, and was profiled by Forbes as a rising satire star.
Ginny’s story proves what’s possible when you trust your gut and write about what’s authentic for you.
On the call, Ginny shared her process for honing a distinct voice in comedy, share tips for pitching to major publications, and teach us how to be funnier on Twitter. She also walked through how she took one of her most popular pieces and got a book deal out of it. On the second half of the call, we invited attendees to unmute and participate in a Q&A.

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