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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dean Koontz and Patrick Nathan on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz joins Marrie Stone to talk about his Kindle in Motion book, Ricochet Joe. He also shares mounds of writing advice about finding ideas, the importance of character in a thriller, the role of dialogue, and much more.

In the second half, debut novelist Patrick Nathan joins to share his novel, Some Hell. He talks about the long journey of novel writing, character development, revision, and more.

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(Broadcast date: January 17, 2018)

Peter Heller on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM, with B. DeMarco-Barrett

Novelist Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars, The Painter, and Celine talks with Writers on Writing show host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the crossover from a journalism and poetry to fiction, starting with a first sentence, writing in cafes wearing Bose headphones listening to the SimplyRain app, and listening to your characters, and so very much more.

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(Broadcast date: Feb. 21, 2018)

Monday, February 19, 2018

Attica Locke and Janet Buttenweiser

Marrie Stone talks with novelist Attica Locke, author of Bluebird, Bluebird, about capturing a familiar place from a distance, her decision to break her own rule and write about a cop, inhabiting uncomfortable points of view, and how her book became a much different book in the age of Donal Trump (even though she never changed a word).

In the second half, Janet Buttenweiser joins to talk about her memoir Guts. In addition to sharing her personal story, Janet talks about crafting a compelling narrative from life events, the emotional distance required to write objectively, finding the metaphors in real-life events, and much more.

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(Broadcast date: January 31, 2018)

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Ivy Pochoda with B. DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM in Irvine

Ivy Pochoda, author of Wonder Valley, joins Barbara DeMarco-Barrett for the entire hour to talk about her new novel and how it came to be.

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(Broadcast date: Dec. 6, 2017)

Gayle Brandeis and Jessica Bruder on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM in Irvine

Gayle Brandeis, author of The Art of Misdiagnosis, and Jessica Bruder, author of Nomadland, talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the art, craft, and business of writing.

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(Broadcast date: Feb. 7, 2018)

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Tom Sleigh on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM in Irvine, CA

Tom Sleigh, essayist and poet, spends the hour with Marrie Stone discussing his works The Land Between Two Rivers: Writing in an Age of Refugees and House of Fact; House of Ruin: Poems. Tom talks about his work with refugees, crafting a narrative, interviewing subjects, and more.

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(Broadcast date: January 10, 2018)