Debut author Susan Buttenwieser joins Marrie Stone to talk about her collection, We Were Lucky With the Rain. Named one of Poets & Writers 5 Debut Authors Over 50, Susan shares fantastic advice for writers publishing without agents. She discusses how to seek out strategic literary journals for publication, the advantages of small presses (and Four Way Books in particular), and knowing when to let your work go.
She also provides insights into how to shape an effective short story, her revision process, her attraction to adolescent narrators, and much more.
Finally, Susan talks about her work in women's prisons, helping those silenced voices tell their stories.
(Record date: October 8, 2020)