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Exploring the Real World Through Fiction, featuring Nic Stone
Mar 30, 2020 · 32 min
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The Highs and Lows of Authoring a Series, featuring Michelle Cox
Series enthusiasts, this week’s episode tackles the why, the how, the ups, and the downs of series writing with She Writes Press author Michelle Cox, who’s written five books so far in her Henrietta and Inspector Howard series. Michelle shares her hard-earned wisdom and honest insights about series writing, publishing, and platform-building—as well as how she directs her characters like she imagines a movie director might. Inspiring conversation!
Sep 21, 2020
Making Your Words Matter, featuring Jacqueline Woodson
In this week’s episode, guest Jacqueline Woodson’s very interview is a window into the power of words. We touch upon meaning, taking the time to consider what words you put on the page, the value of slow reading, and how to find universal meaning in the small moments. Jacqueline writes across genres and is known for her spare style and lyricism, and listening to this interview should have the impact of sending her books straight to the top of your reading queue.
Sep 14, 2020
Building Bridges Across Borders, featuring Luis Alberto Urrea
In this week’s episode, Grant and Brooke speak with the ever-charming storyteller and best-selling author Luis Alberto Urrea about borders and how borders are often bridges to understanding. In this interview, Luis shares the rejection and pushback he experienced early in his career for tackling Mexican subjects and showcasing Mexican characters, and the pressure he got from the publishing industry to Anglicize his name. Listeners will be treated to fabulous stories and advice, and will also hear about why Luis feels hopeful about the future for writers of color.
Sep 8, 2020
In Defense of Memoir, featuring Mary Karr
Even though Mary Karr has called memoir “a bastard,” and “an ugly little genre,” she’s also its biggest defender and champion. This interview, which kicks off the third year of Write-minded, covers some of the big topics that weigh on memoirists’ minds about truth and whether to fictionalize, as well as the importance of sensory details and why memoir is so popular despite its complex reputation. And since we reference Brooke’s 2015 onstage interview with Mary, we’re enclosing the link here, just in case, like us, you wish you could spend a little more time listening to Mary: https://youtu.be/PfdQutk506A
Aug 31, 2020
Ready, Set, Publish, featuring Courtney Maum
It’s back to school—in the weirdest possible iteration we’ve ever known, but still . . . And it’s in the back-to-school spirit that Brooke, Grant, and guest Courtney Maum talk about how to get published and how to stay published, the topic of Courtney’s latest book, Before and After the Book Deal. We’re covering good author etiquette, why you should never feel too confident about your own work, and how writers are—and are not writing—through the pandemic. This is our final episode of Year 2, so a big shout out to our listeners this week, too. Thank you.