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Author James Scott interviews writers, editors, agents, and book lovers of all types about what goes into their writing and what they get out of their reading.
 
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A Writer's Life
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A weekly podcast on reading, writing, and the art of going mad. If you are looking for writing tips and NPR whisper-voices, this isn’t the podcast for you. If, however, you’d like to join in on a conversation about the life that surrounds writing, then you’ve found a home, a friend, and a passionate lover.
 
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StoryArk Network
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The StoryArk Network empowers youth voice and celebrates student storytelling by featuring a collection of narrative podcasts written, performed, recorded and produced by students in grades six through twelve. Professional writers, filmmakers, actors, musicians and a whole crew of other interesting characters share their talent, stories and expertise through interviews and free resources. Find out more at StoryArk.org and be sure to download our free app through the Apple or Android stores f ...
 
AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, a national nonprofit dedicated to the idea that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, and Hanya Yanagihara, as well as more emerging writers like Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, qu ...
 
The Creative Writers Toolbelt gives practical accessible advice and encouragement to Creative writers.Each episode explores an aspect of creative writing technique, with examples, allowing you to apply what you learn immediately to your writing. We also throw in the occasional interview with writers and other artists, exploring their wisdom on subjects like story, style, character and the writing process
 
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Totally Composed
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There is more to writing than just writing. Good writing involves seduction, persuasion, logic, charm, wisdom, wit, humor, and so much more. It involves abstract (yet fundamental) things that are rarely discussed in writing books. This podcast will look at the interplay between writing and psychology, philosophy, and even spirituality.
 
It was the summer of 1917. Abelia Brody and Robert Bishop are two lonely people brought together by fate, in a time of war. Lilac Wine weaves their story through the lens of history. Join author Bruce Janu as he reads from his novel-in-progress, bringing his audience on a candid journey through the creative writing process. Become part of the process, offer suggestions and constructive criticism. Lilac Wine: The Podcast is a unique, crowd-edited novel in real-time. Join the discussion, make ...
 
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Korbin's Korner
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Listen to two independent filmmakers pitch their outlandish movie ideas to AAA Ryan (Average American Audience) who will decide if their films will be a success or not.
 
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Off the Page
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Off the Page is a podcast of stories, essays, and poetry from the Stanford University writing community, produced by the Stanford Storytelling Project in collaboration with the Stanford Creative Writing Program.Learn more at storytelling.stanford.edu and at creativewriting.stanford.eduTheme music by the generous "Breakmaster Cylinder"
 
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Author Life
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Write. Publish. Repeat. Podcast shares knowledge and experience from writers, both new and established, to help other writers improve their writing, learn about publishing, and navigate the industry.
 
The Think in Translation podcast is a literature podcast series featuring international authors, translators, publishers and booksellers, with the aim of making translated books accessible to all readers. Created by Vagabond Voices Publishing with the support of The Space and Creative Scotland. We post new episodes every second Thursday, starting 29 March. Twitter: @VagabondVoices Facebook: @vagabond.voices #ThinkInTranslation vagabondvoices.co.uk/think-in-translation
 
The Think in Translation podcast is a literature podcast series featuring international authors, translators, publishers and booksellers, with the aim of making translated books accessible to all readers. Created by Vagabond Voices Publishing with the support of The Space and Creative Scotland. We post new episodes every second Thursday, starting 29 March. Twitter: @VagabondVoices Facebook: @vagabond.voices #ThinkInTranslation vagabondvoices.co.uk/think-in-translation
 
Hembra Writing Podcast, by Battle Bird Productions, is a podcast showcasing new writing by female and non-binary writers. Created by Beth Crane, writer of We Fix Space Junk, the purpose of Hembra is to get more female and non-binary writers' voices into the podcasting sphere. By showcasing individual pieces rather than full series, we aim to bring a wider range of writers into podcasting and allow writers and performers to participate in the medium without the longer-term commitments of payi ...
 
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Writing Rainbows
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This is Writing Rainbows a podcast from the creative writing group at The Rainbow Project based in the Foyle LGBT Centre. The first episode was made possible by The Irish Writers Centre funded by the Arts Council NI and the Community Writer in Residence programme. Many thanks for their encouragement and support. #lgbtawarenessweek #lgbtwriters #poetry #prose #storytelling #creativewriting #zine #irishwriterscentre #acniwriting #trpni
 
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Congratulations to the Carnation Podcast Team of StoryArk for winning the 2019 Cultural Jambalaya Diversity Award! Carnation is brought to you by StoryArk in collaboration with Stillwater Area Public Schools, Family Means, and the NEA Big Read presented by ArtReach St. Croix. Carnation is made possible in part with funding from the Metropolitan ...…
 
How do you simultaneously disappear people and their hope? Can you keep that hope alive through writing? On this episode of AAWW Radio, we dive into the current blackout of Indian-occupied Kashmir, the history of enforced disappearances that haunts Kashmiris, and how political writing and poetry, like the work of poet Agha Shahid Ali, connects ...…
 
Between his work as an ad writer and software developer, Mark Barr worked on a classic tale set in 1930s Tennessee that would become his debut novel, WATERSHED. He talks to James about being a Southern voice, identifying as a meat-and-potatoes stylist, setting quotas for his writing, breaking problems down into their smallest components, and fu ...…
 
Today I'm on about how to live freely in a yellow-green VW Beetle, Pickin' festivals, and really all around silliness. ----------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe on iTunes: https://apple.co/2ZlJDFH Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/awriterslifepod Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/palefirecreative Goodreads.com: https://w ...…
 
In this episode, Lila Savage reads her story, "You're Welcome."Off the Page is a podcast of stories, essays, and poetry from the Stanford University writing community, produced by the Stanford Storytelling Project in collaboration with the Stanford Creative Writing Program. Music by Breakmaster CylinderLearn more at storytelling.stanford.edu an ...…
 
This is a special episode examining the rise in the popularity and influence of Chinese Science Fiction. In the last twenty years, Chinese Sci Fi has flourished across a range of media, spurred by successes like Liu Cixin's Hugo Award-winning novel The Three-Body Problem, and this year's Chinese funded and created movie The Wandering Earth. In ...…
 
My guest for this episode is my friend Sarah Werner. Sarah is a creator, producer, and encourager of fellow creatives. She is also the host of the 'Write Now' and 'Girl In Space' podcasts. Sarah always manages to combine warmth and wisdom in what she says, and in this conversation she shares insights and practical tips for developing perseveran ...…
 
The latest novel from Alix Ohlin, DUAL CITIZENS, depicts the lives of two sisters as they navigate family, art, love, and life. She tells James about the depicting the whoosh of time, rewatching Hitchcock's VERTIGO, recommitting yourself, establishing patterns, putting things into your basket, and missing wolf licenses. Plus, Alix's friend and ...…
 
Today I'm on about how to find the point of view and clarifying story as well as the sad state of the publishing industry ----------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe on iTunes: https://apple.co/2ZlJDFH Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/awriterslifepod Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/palefirecreative Goodreads.com: https: ...…
 
We join The Midnight Crew after a day in the Port City of playing games and purchasing pickles, the girls set out to find Sam & Son's General Store with their list from Miss Mary Anne to gather supplies for the ship. Upon gathering what they needed, they leave the store only to be confronted by a bunch of teenage thugs, who after a few good swi ...…
 
This episode starts with a request. Tell me your writing challenges! What are the technical craft problems you're facing? Give me the challenge of research and presenting a solution for you and all of us here on the podcast. Also, it's story time. Sit back and listen to the original, unpublished opening chapter to 'The Centauri Survivors' my re ...…
 
Today I'm on about human patterns and the idea that we are in a simulation and how that connects to the idea of God. There's also some other stuff about writing in there too. ----------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe on iTunes: https://apple.co/2ZlJDFH Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/awriterslifepod Youtube: http://w ...…
 
Today marks the 18th anniversary of 9/11. We're bringing back our episode from April 9th, 2018 called Remixing Guantanamo Bay where former AAWW Executive Director Ken Chen interviews experimental poet Philip Metres. Philip Metres is the author of Sand Opera, the poetry collection that uses redacted texts from Department of Defense manuals for t ...…
 
My guest for this episode is Abidemi Sanusi. Abidemi is a Nigerian born former human rights worker turned author, and has been writing and publishing books across multiple genres for fifteen years. Her novel, Eyo, about a 10 year old girl trafficked to the UK with promises of a better life, was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.She' ...…
 
It started as a short story in grad school, but Gabriel Urza kept coming back to what would eventually be his novella THE WHITE DEATH: AN ILLUSION. He talks to James about feeling like a child in the face of magic, having trouble extricating past from present, portraying the ambiguity of the supernatural, working through your problems when writ ...…
 
Today I talk about my anxiety troubles and how I got out of them. I also get into why I think stand up comedy is experiencing such a boom. Mentioned: Saul Bellow ("Henderson the Rain King") Stephen King ("The Institute" - his newest book) Bad Boys 3 trailer (on YouTube) ----------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe on iT ...…
 
Today I talk about someone who made me angry on Twitter, how boring some lit mags are, and my science fiction kick. There's also a call to writer's everywhere to take Dave Chappelle's example and express themselves freely. Click this to send Duotrope a tweet about how they should sponsor the show (No writing involved, just one click!): https:// ...…
 
Episode 29: Dan and Heather talk about writing books. Heather talks about her strengths and weaknesses in writing, and shares how she built a Fiction Writing Dream Team to help her produce great fiction. Follow on Twitter: @TotallyComposed Follow on Facebook: @TotallyComposedPodcast Follow Dan on Twitter: @thatdankent Follow Dan on Facebook: @a ...…
 
Episode 28: In some sense, all writing IS transition. We move the reader from one idea to another, hopefully without them seeing the wheels and strings that move them. Follow on Twitter: @TotallyComposed Follow on Facebook: @TotallyComposedPodcast Follow Dan on Twitter: @thatdankent Follow Dan on Facebook: @authorDanielKent One way you can supp ...…
 
Today I talk about how molecules travel from butts to noses and how gross it is. There's also a lot about short stories and being present while writing. Mentioned on the Show: John Updike's Collected Poetry We Bare Bears on Netflix Mind Hunter on Netflix Dave Chappelle's new special on Netflix David Fincher's IMdB What is the composition of the ...…
 
It took Amanda Goldblatt eight years to write her debut novel, HARD MOUTH. The result is a brilliantly inventive work combining style with emotional impact and classic storytelling. She and James talk about their long friendship, cutting the apocalypse, summoning (or not) imaginary beings, making rules for novels, and remembering the books they ...…
 
My guest for this episode has spent over 40 years in the publishing business, editing everyone from Professor Stephen Hawking to Douglas Adams. And now it's his turn to write a book rather than edit one, and so Peter has written "Emeralds of Oz: Life Lessons from Over the Rainbow" a look at the wisdom we can glean from one of the greatest films ...…
 
On this, the season finale of Lilac Wine-The Podcast, Billy considers enlisting in order to get out of Lilly Springs when an unexpected visitor changes everything. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After the reading, author Bruce Janu discu ...…
 
On this, the season finale of Lilac Wine-The Podcast, Billy considers enlisting in order to get out of Lilly Springs when an unexpected visitor changes everything. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After the reading, author Bruce Janu discu ...…
 
We join our crew on the ship "Opportunity" just as they are pulling into port at a new city. The ship's Captain, Mary Anne, has an important errand for our characters lovingly known as "The Midnight Crew". Huge thank you to https://tabletopaudio.com/ for providing RPG ambiance music!
 
The Belles of March is a 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons actual play Podcast hosted by High School students Eliza, Molly, Abbey, and Lana! Meet the Belles of March! In this Episode we'll meet the players, their characters and the world they live in!
 
Books I mention: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo Prayers to Broken Stones by Dan Simmons Skeleton Crew by Stephen King (I mention the short story "Uncle Otto's Truck", but I call it "The Red Truck" or something idiotic. Moby Dick by Herman Melville Contact: dan@palefirecreative.com www.goodreads.com www.twitter.com/awriterslifepod Support: If you ...…
 
This episode is the second part of my conversation with Orna Ross: poet, author and founder and Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Here Orna and I discuss the amazing impact of self-publishing, the rise of the indie author, the priorities for indie authors, the challenges that they face, and how they can benefit from being ...…
 
This activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
 
Recorded live at the Phipps in Hudson, WI during the StoryArk Festival 2019 Things are getting tough in school with the rising racism in and out of the classroom. With the constant tormenting from Emma, Esperanza comes up with plan to bring people together. This activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota ...…
 
The debut novel by Miciah Bay Gault, GOODNIGHT STRANGER, is an intoxicating mix of mystery and grief set in a sandy, salty place. And sexy triplets. She tells James about adjusting the level of magic, breaking the rules, sagging middles, writing as an act of faith, and facing the threat of writing something new. Plus, publicist Laura Gianino. - ...…
 
The combination of new social media platforms and the rise of opportunities for self publishing has led to an amazing renaissance in poetry and poetic expression, both digitally and on the page. This is truly an exciting time for poets, and there are lots of new opportunities for poetic expression opening up. In this episode I talk to award win ...…
 
Today I give a proper introduction literally from birth. There's also some stuff about short stories and religion. Books I Mention: Lost Horizon by James Hilton The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis Some of the STAR WARS books I've read: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyres The Courtship of ...…
 
Today I babble about getting the most out of your narrative voice. I also talk about Writer's Digest creative suggestions(link to the article) The Bourne Identity (movie) Books Mentioned: The Chronicles in Amber by Roger Zelazny The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez The Handsomest Drowned Man ...…
 
Listen to writers Sahar Muradi, T Kira Madden, and Tina Chang read works about mothers and motherhood. Sahar Muradi shares poems about mental health during pregnancy, T Kira Madden reads a scene from her memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, in which her mother tends to her daughter’s lice-infested head, and Tina Chang read from her ...…
 
Robert delivers a record to Abelia and they share an awkward dance to the fast paced music of the Original Dixieland Jass Band. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After the reading, author Bruce Janu discusses how he approached writing this ...…
 
Robert delivers a record to Abelia and they share an awkward dance to the fast paced music of the Original Dixieland Jass Band. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After the reading, author Bruce Janu discusses how he approached writing this ...…
 
Today I wonder if it’s possible to write words that rile passions as well as music does. Mentioned on the Podcast: www.duotrope.com (a must-use tool if you’re a short story writer. www.querytracker.net Performed by the great Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra: Antonin Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 Antonin Dvorák: 9Symphony No.9 Antonin ...…
 
A group of students on a field trip make a pit stop in a strange town called Silent Waters. While there, they decide to visit an old Art Museum run by the oddest of caretakers. During the tour some terrifying things begin to creep from the shadows.. Mystery Podcasts are written and performed by homeschooled high school students creating an orig ...…
 
This episode features a conversation with me about my book "The Centauri Survivors" which is published today, and explores some of the lessons any author can learn as publication day approaches. I'm the guest for this one and the questions are being asked by my friend Wendy H. Jones. In this episode we explore issues like: the biggest mistakes ...…
 
Today was a real ranger, pals. I talk about exercising, writing narratives that lead nowhere, there's also a little love showed to non-fiction, which I'm reading a lot of these days. I also discuss how my interest in physics is rudimentary at best. Pretty lame for how many science books I've read. Also, I go through the New York Times Best Sell ...…
 
Writers are becoming more convinced of the need to use professionals to help them with their work, and one of the essential members of the team is the Development Editor. But what do Development Editors do and how can they add value? In this episode I talk to my development editor Amanda Rutter who worked with me on my book The Centauri Survivo ...…
 
Today I discuss how every moment should be savored for later use. I also talk about the dire situation the industry is in and how to save the whole thing. You're welcome, Humanity. BOOKS: OLIVER TWIST by Charles Dickens MOBY DICK by Herman Melville WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens UNDER CURRENTS by Nora Roberts CITY OF GIRLS By Elizabeth ...…
 
In reporting several food articles, Kevin Alexander found the same stories coming up again and again: genius chefs opened one-of-a-kind restaurants in places like Portland and San Francisco, and in the on-rush of attention struggled to maintain their excellence. In short, we lived through a golden age of American cuisine that is now already ove ...…
 
Art is lying in rest in his front parlor with Robert standing vigil, as is the custom in Lily Springs. But soft music brings Robert out into the night and he confronts his feelings for the first time. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After ...…
 
Art is lying in rest in his front parlor with Robert standing vigil, as is the custom in Lily Springs. But soft music brings Robert out into the night and he confronts his feelings for the first time. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After ...…
 
On today's podcast I fail again to explain what I mean by "treading water" when writing. I'll do it next time, folks. I also make the mistake of making fun of someone's work and look like a jerk doing it. Please leave a review for us! It really helps... Books I mention: Gentlemen of the Road - Buy on Amazon Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Sal ...…
 
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