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Monday, March 30, 2015

Jincy Willett on Writers on Writing with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Jincy Willett, author of Amy Falls Down and The Writing Class, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about voice, story, writing humor, and alter egos.

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 (Broadcast date: March 25, 2015)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Matt Sumell and Elisa Albert on Writers on Writing

Matt Sumell, author of Making Nice talks to co-cost Nicole Nelson about leveraging humor as a coping mechanism, trusting his gut, and using what hurts. Then novelist Elisa Albert, author of After Birthabout the usefulness of keeping a notebook, what her revision process looks like, and having faith that the ending will emerge.
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(Broadcast date: March 11, 2015)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Christopher Noxon and Tara Ison

Christopher Noxon, author, journalist, and illustrator, is the author of Plus One.  He speaks with Marrie Stone about mining details of personal life for fiction, writing routines, and more.  In the second half, Tara Ison talks about her essay collection Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies.

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 (Broadcast date: January 28, 2015)

Monday, March 02, 2015

Maureen Corrigan and Stewart O'Nan on Writers on Writing

Maureen Corrigan, author and NPR book critic, talks to co-host Nicole Nelson about her latest book, So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be And Why It Endures, as well as what some of Fitzgerald's revisions left behind in earlier drafts of the novel, the importance of water imagery in the book, and her experience retracing some of the author's steps. In the second half, Stewart O'Nan discusses his latest novel West of Sunset, which fictionalizes the last chapter of Fitzgerald's life, the Hollywood years. He talks about coming late to appreciate Fitzgerald himself, what kind of research was required to immerse himself in the world of Hollywood in the late 1930s, and how his experience writing narrative nonfiction helped create a world that served both history and his character.

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(Broadcast date: February 25, 2015)