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Monday, March 28, 2016

Maya Lang and Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney with co-host Nicole Nelson

Maya Lang, author of The Sixteenth of June, talks with co-host Nicole Nelson about the challenges of writing a story that takes place all in one day, her experience searching for an agent, and basing her novel on Ulysses.

In the second half, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest, talks about how the story came to her beginning with a scene that captured her imagination, how voice for the book came naturally (but structure presented a challenge), and how time pressures can work to one's advantage.

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(Broadcast date: March 23, 2016)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Amy Gottlieb and Anna Winger with Nicole Nelson

Debut novelist Amy Gottlieb, author of The Beautiful Possible, talks with co-host Nicole Nelson about finding inspiration from a childhood of listening to her mother's friends, using poetry to sustain her when she felt bogged down by the novel, and working with characters who wouldn't let go.

In the second half, Anna Winger, author of the novel This Must be the Place and co-creator and writer of the Sundance drama series Deutschland 83, talks about pushing the limits of credibility in the name of creating suspense, combining the visual with narrative in telling a story for television, and how writers can find common experiences with various types of characters, even those with lives very different from their own.

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(Broadcast date: March 16, 2016)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Kristina McMorris and Ruty Sepetys

Marrie Stone chats with historical fiction novelist Kristina McMorris about her latest novel, The Edge of Lost.  Kristina shares her research process, her fascination with history, her secrets to effective dialogue, her relationship with minor characters, and more.

In the second half, Ruta Sepetys returns to the show to talk about her latest YA novel, Salt to the Sea.  Ruta discusses how fiction can convey a greater range of truths than non-fiction, why the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff remains a relatively unknown event, how she creates compelling characters, and more.

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(Broadcast date: March 9, 2016)

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Elizabeth Marro and T. Jefferson Parker with B.D. Barrett on Writers on Writing

Elizabeth Marro, author of Casualties, and T. Jefferson Parker, author of Crazy Blood talk with B. DeMarco-Barrett about point of view, beginnings, promotion, and more. Both authors will be featured at the Pen on Fire Speaker Series & Salon on March 8, 2016. More info here.

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 (Broadcast date: March 2, 2016)

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Mary Rakow and Suzanne Redfearn

Theologist and novelist Mary Rakow joins Marrie Stone on "Writers on Writing," KUCI-FM 88.9 to discuss her latest novel,  This Is Why I Came.  She shares her personal history with religion, the importance of the Bible for secular readers, what sustained her on her decade-long path with the novel, the importance of language, and more.

In the second half, Suzanne Redfearn shares her latest book, No Ordinary Life.  She shares her experiences with the publishing industry, branding, compelling narratives, the difference between writing and storytelling, and more.

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(Broadcast date: February 24, 2016)