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Two authors come together to share their successes and failures. Join Rachael "The Petal" Herron and J. "The Metal" Thorn every Wednesday for short conversations dedicated to leaving the day job for your dream job.
 
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MF GALAXY
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MF GALAXY is a weekly podcast powered by four mighty engines: * Writers on writing: the craft and the business * Pop culture including TV, movies, graphic novels, and more * Progressive politics, activism, and social enterprise * Africentric change-makers, histories, cultures, art, and more! Mixing brand-new interviews with classic conversations (from my archive of 23 years in broadcasting) with famous and dynamic figures in the arts, Hollywood, and politics, MF GALAXY will take you to place ...
 
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Word Carver
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For writers and readers who find solace in books, poetry, and essays, Word Carver explores the craft of writing. Host Cynthia Rosi gives insights into the life and craft of working writers, and reviews new work in books and literary magazines. With additional reporting by Amy Dalrymple. Music is Rise and Shine (2015) by Seastock on Jamendo.com.
 
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Behind the Prose
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Behind the Prose explores and illuminates the craft of writing and its process through interviews with emerging and established writers. The podcast is released weekly and hosted by Keysha Whitaker. Visit behindtheprose.com for upcoming guests, news, and essays on writing.Listen. Learn. Write.
 
Typecast is a show about the writing craft, in which Chicago Tribune reporter Kevin Pang picks the brain of writers far better than him.
 
Learn how you can get published and hone your writing craft.
 
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HopeWriters
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Sisters Emily P Freeman and Myquillyn Smith, thier dad Gary Morland, and friend Brian J Dixon, give practical help and direction for writers of hope. You want your writing to help people and give hope, and we want to help YOU and give YOU hope! Maybe you’re a beginner stumped with questions about your next steps. Or you’ve been writing for a while but feel you need some clarity in why you write. Maybe you want help to live the life you’re encouraging others to live, without feeling like a ph ...
 
Host Melissa Dinwiddie helps professionals connect the dots between creativity, play, and work so you can be more productive and innovative, improve the bottom line, and be a better leader in all areas of life and work. You’ll hear the stories of people who make creativity and play an everyday part of how they do business. Plus, you'll hear expert insight from cutting-edge researchers, thinkers, and authors studying the impacts of play and creativity in today's workplace. The goal is to show ...
 
Writing craft, marketing, publishing, the business of authoring, writer questions, strong feelings, & dubious advice doled out in generous rambles by author Kester "Kit" Grant. Find out more at www.kestergrant.com
 
Indie Author Answers: Writing Craft and Self-Publishing
 
Daryll Lynne Evans, Molly K. Martin and James Stegall talk with authors on their writing craft, teaching, struggling through obstacles, and the joy of the writer's life.
 
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In this week's The Big Idea podcast, Grant Perry and Brian York speak with Kevin Rogers, author of the Amazon best-selling book The 60-Second Sales Hook. After working as a copywriter for over a decade, Kevin discovered that great copywriters have trouble finding great clients and that business owners, who desperately need better copy, struggle ...…
 
“These pieces are elaborate piecework—perforated, whip stitched, and distressed field-dressed dissections of language. Tortured? Maybe. But lusciously junked & juxtaposed, turned inside out & every which way but…No, in every way they make way.”—Michael Martone; “Imagine an entity composed of sheep, wheat, assholes, clitorises, stars. Why not? T ...…
 
On this episode, we welcome El Paso rapper and lyricist, Phobia The Prophet. We discuss his early forays into music and eventual emergence into the local hip hop scene, collaborating with other artists, developing his writing craft, and projects on the horizon. He also spits a new piece acapella and give plenty of shoutouts throughout the inter ...…
 
Laura Beers is a first time historical romance author. But not a newbie in the writing craft. She spent much of her life doing technical writing for construction management companies. In this interview, Ryan explores the ups and downs of writing and publishing with Laura. Lessons learned as she sets out into the world of writing and publishing. ...…
 
Transcript: Our next speaker is Dr. Karen Swallow Prior. If you are on Christian Twitter, you've probably bumped into her. She is very present there. She's also the author of several books. My first book of hers that I read that I really loved, was her memoir, Booked, her personal journey through literature and faith. It's a beautifully written ...…
 
“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. With brilliance and beauty, Celeste Ng dissects a microcosm of American society just when we need to see it beneath the microscope: how do questions of race stack up against the comfort of privilege, and what role does that play in parenting? Is motherhood a bond forged by blood, ...…
 
In Why Poetry, award-winning poet, translator and editor, Matthew Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. Anchored in poetic analysis & steered by Zapruder’s personal experience of coming to the form, Why Poetry is engaging & conversational, even as it makes a passiona ...…
 
“As a descendent of Chantal Akerman and Unica Zürn—among others—Yanara Friedland reimagines the origin myth. Friedland’s permeable pages allow the reader entryway into a “mirror [that] becomes an open door,” a door through which we hear the echo of Ana Mendieta telling us “There is no original past to redeem: there is the void.” Uncountry is an ...…
 
“A powerful & memorable meditation on the social & economic value of art in a world ruled by the pursuit of power.”-Publisher’s Weekly; In the court of the King, everyone knows their place. But as the Artist wins hearts & egos with his ballads, uncomfortable truths emerge that shake the Kingdom to its core. Part surreal fable & part crime roman ...…
 
Erin Chack is a senior editor at BuzzFeed and the author of “This Is Really Happening”, a profoundly transparent collection of essays written in a sharply observant voice that’s refreshingly candid. Erin describes her book as “an essay collection about the best, the worst, and the weirdest moments” of her life so far. I'm thrilled this episode ...…
 
Gregory Pardlo “explores what is American, what is African American, what is the Other, what is city, what is suburban, what is personal & what is persona. Digest offers a changing, rich landscape of verse both haunting, funny, & rigorously intellectual–Jerry Magazine; He “renders history just as clearly & palpably as he renders NYC or Copenhag ...…
 
What are the forces that shape our most elemental bonds? How do we make lifelong commitments in the face of identities that are continuously shifting, and commit ourselves when the self is so often in flux? What happens to love in the face of the unexpected, in the face of disappointment and compromise–how do we wrest beauty from imperfection, ...…
 
“Here is the story about biotech that VanderMeer wants to tell, a vision of the nonhuman not as one fixed thing, one fixed destiny, but as either peaceful or catastrophic, by our side or out on a rampage as our behavior dictates–for these are our children, born of us and now to be borne in whatever shape or mess we have created. This coming-of- ...…
 
C.S. Lakin is an award-winning author and blogger at Live Write Thrive. She has twenty published novels in multiple genres and eight writing craft books. She can also be found copy-editing and providing writing coaching for aspiring authors. In addition to teaching and speaking at workshops, she offers online courses for writers and editors. La ...…
 
Wondering what the Story Works Round Table is all about? Want to meet the hosts? In this brief episode, you can do just that. Alida Winternheimer, Kathryn Arnold, and Robert Scanlon introduce the show's mission and each other. Our goal is to bring a variety of experience, training, and insights from both the traditional and indie worlds to writ ...…
 
How do academics write for a variety of audiences? Is routine a necessary part of creating? How many times will Ryan mention Stephen King? In this episode of This Anthro Life, Adam and Ryan talk with Anita Hannig of Brandeis University about the writing process behind her new book, Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion... The post On th ...…
 
How do academics write for a variety of audiences? Is routine a necessary part of creating? How many times will Ryan mention Stephen King? In this episode of This Anthro Life, Adam and Ryan talk with Anita Hannig of Brandeis University about the writing process behind her new book, Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian H ...…
 
How do academics write for a variety of audiences? Is routine a necessary part of creating? How many times will Ryan mention Stephen King? In this episode of This Anthro Life, Adam and Ryan talk with Anita Hannig of Brandeis University about the writing process behind her new book, Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian H ...…
 
A piece about the writing craft and how it has changed over time.
 
“Thalia Field has now composed what very well might be her life’s work–a tragic, comical, & utterly fascinating tale of a marriage that vividly encapsulates not only the origins of experimental medicine, but an entire age that spirited experiments in literature, science, engineering, film, etc. It’s nothing less than a history–gorgeously fictio ...…
 
“That Sallie Tisdale’s a treasure comes as no secret to lovers of the essay, and yet this happy gathering that spans the decades is revelatory, a fascinating look at the epic wanderings of a life mapped by curiosity. Here we get elephants and houseflies, diets and fires, birth and the debris of death, all the mixed and messy vitality of family ...…
 
Welcome to another lit edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with LA singer, songwriter, producer Bianca. BIANCA has been working intensely on, writing, crafting her sound and today releases her first official single: "Eyes On Me". Born and raised in Los Angeles, the smile on her face is like the weather, always shining. Being ...…
 
Morgan Parker uses political & pop-cultural references as a framework to explore 21st cent. black American womanhood & its complexities: performance, depression, isolation, exoticism, racism, femininity & politics. Parker explores this in the contemporary American political climate, folding in references from jazz standards, visual art, persona ...…
 
You may have a great product, but it's not going to sell itself. If you can’t convince someone your product is the right one for them, it doesn’t matter how good it is. Nobody’s going to buy. Maybe you can relate:You launched and nobody bought— or only made a few sales.You launched and nobody cared at all. Crickets.You launched but sales plumme ...…
 
“Abandon Me is, in many ways, a story about how a woman’s body & the body of literature hold memory. In other ways, Abandon Me is a story about stories. Febos weaves familial stories, feminist stories, communal stories, literary stories & love stories, revealing much of where she’s been & where we, her readers, might go if we dare. Do we dare? ...…
 
In this episode I speak to Marie-Louise Jensen who writes books for children and young adults. Marie-Louise’s books include Between Two Seas and The Lady In The Tower, both of which are published by the Oxford University Press and were shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. Marie-Louise has also written for Fiction Express, whi ...…
 
Authors on the Air presents a WRITER TO WRITER LIVE presentation when award winning author Matt Coyle interviews author and former law enforcement officer David Putnam. Oceanview Publishing has an impressive stable of authors who consistently turn out terrific books and Matt Coyle and Dave Putnam are no exception. Matt and Dave sit down to disc ...…
 
Today's interview is with author Rachel Toalson. Rachel also writes under the pen name L.R Patton.The themes of identity and love amid difficult circumstances often show up in Rachel Toalson's writing, and no matter their age, gender or genre preferences, readers around the world enjoy and anticipate her hopeful message of bravery, transparency ...…
 
“Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society & its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, & even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom — poets, visionaries — realists of a larger reality. . . ...…
 
Buon Giorno Troubadours and Raconteurs, I hope you are having a good one. Here is Episode 214 of "Troubadours and Raconteurs with E.W. Conundrum Demure" Heard All Over The World.This week's sixty minutes includes an EW Essay titled "Sinus Infection."Our featured guest this week is U.S. Re Use Movement Leader Alex Eaves. He took sometime out of ...…
 
Over Christmas Erica read The 5 Day Novel: an account of Scott King's successful attempt to create a novel from scratch all the way through to sending it to his editor, within 5 days. He wanted to see if it was possible to do something like that and it was, provided you already had a grasp of the craft. The speed in which he wrote his novel was ...…
 
An outlaw activist on the run. A pipeline set to destroy a river. And 3 young women who must decide who to love, who to trust, & what to sacrifice for the greater good. Based in part on real events in the Northwest & Southwest in the early 90s & mid-Aughts, Hot Season explores what Oregon Book Award Winner Cari Luna calls “the charged terrain w ...…
 
In which Gig Harbor author and historian DL Fowler digs into the history of Abraham Lincoln and chats about his upcoming book on writing craft.
 
In this virtuosic array of poems, lists, shards, & sequences, Sharif assembles fragmented narratives in the aftermath of war. Those repercussions echo in the present day, the grief for those killed in America’s invasions of Afghanistan & Iraq, the discriminations endured at the checkpoints of daily encounter. At the same time, these poems point ...…
 
“If you love stories but distrust them, if you love language & can also see how it is used as a tool or a weapon in the maintenance of status quo, then read The Winged Histories.”— Marion Deeds, Fantasy Literature; “Told by four different women, it is a story of war; not epic battles of good & evil, but the attempt to make things right & the re ...…
 
“This 21st century hymnal of black evolutionary poetry, this almanac, this theatrical melange of miraculous meta-memory. Tyehimba Jess is inventive, prophetic, wondrous. He writes unflinchingly into the historical clefs of blackface, black sound, human sensibility. After the last poem is read we have no idea how long we’ve been on our knees.”–p ...…
 
A new collection from “one of the world’s great essayists” (The New York Times), The Ghosts of Birds offers 35 new essays by Eliot Weinberger. He chronicles a 19th century journey down the Colorado River, records the dreams of people named Chang, & shares other factually verifiable discoveries that seem too fabulous to possibly be true. These e ...…
 
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