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Monday, May 25, 2015

Michael Paterniti and Marian Palaia on Writers on Writing

Essayist Michael Paterniti, author of Love and Other Ways of Dying, joins Marrie Stone to discuss writing tragedy, how he finds doors into human emotion, what makes a compelling essay, and creating the narrative voice in nonfiction.  In the second half, Marian Palaia discusses her novel, The Given World.   She discusses Vietnam, creating fictional characters from real people, the common pitfalls of new writers, and how her MFA transformed her work.

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(Broadcast date: April 29, 2015)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Nayomi Munaweera and Aline Ohanesian on Writers on Writing

Debut novelists Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors, and Aline Ohanesian, author of Orhan's Inheritance, join Marrie Stone to discuss writing as an exhile, the power of personal history, the effects of war and genocide on future generations, and how to make the political stories personal. 

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(Broadcast date: April 22, 2015)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Seth Greenland on Writers on Writing

Seth Greenland, author of I Regret Everything: A Love Story, published by Europa, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about his new novel, writing in the opposite gender's point of view, living twice (through your characters) and much more.

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 (Broadcast date: May 13, 2015)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Peter Heller and Rebecca Scherm on Writers on Writing

Novelist Peter Heller, author of The Painter, joins Marrie Stone to talk about the power of place, the importance of art, and how to create compelling characters.  In the second half, debut novelist Rebecca Scherm discusses her book, Unbecoming.

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(Broadcast date: March 18, 2015)

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Mary Norris and Christie Watson

Mary Norris, author of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, talks to Nicole Nelson about how being so focused on the details because of her copy-editing job made her appreciate the work of her editor for this book in helping her craft chapters with a beginning, middle and end; what it's like to be in charge of the "comma shaker" at The New Yorker; and how knowing the grammar behind the use of "me" in some contexts can, between her and us, help writers make the correct choice. Then Christie Watson, author of Where Women are Kingsjoins the show to talk about how she discovered the voice of her main character, Elijah, how the novel changed as she worked through nearly a dozen drafts, and how important it is for writers to silence their inner critic and keep on writing.

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(Broadcast date: May 6, 2015)