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Selling Your Novel Yourself & The Marriage of Business And Creativity in Publishing With Beth Kander

Selling Your Novel Yourself & The Marriage of Business And Creativity in Publishing With Beth Kander

April 29, 2019

Today’s guest is Beth Kander, an award-winning playwright and author, the second book in her dystopian epic Original Syn comes out this fall from Owl House Books. Beth joined me today to talk selling a novel to a smaller publishing house on her own, and the risks of writing to the trend, if the trend might stick you in a niche. Also covered: the marriage of business and creativity necessary to make it in publishing, also, how to know which creative medium your story is best suited for.

 

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Website:https://www.bethkander.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ByBethKander

IG: https://instagram.com/bethkander

FB: https://facebook.com/bybethkander

 

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Mindy McGinnis On Local Radio WWGH 107.1 FM

Mindy McGinnis On Local Radio WWGH 107.1 FM

April 19, 2019

A bonus episode for my listeners! I was recently interviewed by my local radio station, and thought I would re-broadcast for you.

Maintaining Tension In An Introverted Novel & The Short Story Market with Blair Hurley

Maintaining Tension In An Introverted Novel & The Short Story Market with Blair Hurley

April 15, 2019

 Today’s guest is Blair Hurley, who received her A.B. from Princeton University and her M.F.A. from NYU. Her stories are published or forthcoming in Ninth Letter, The Georgia Review, West Branch, Mid-American Review, Washington Square, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Descant, Fugue, and elsewhere. She has received a 2018 Pushcart Prize and scholarships from Bread Loaf and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Her debut novel, THE DEVOTED, was published in August 2018 from WW Norton & Company.

Blair joined me today to talk about writing your own interests, even if that places your story in a quieter place, and the misconception of dismissing clarity in writing for simplistic novels. Also covered: the difficulty of breaking into the short story market and the motivations for doing so. 

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Website: http://blairhurley.com/

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bhurley

 

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Research For Middle Grade Historicals & Incubation as Inspiration with Anne O’Brien Carelli

Research For Middle Grade Historicals & Incubation as Inspiration with Anne O’Brien Carelli

April 1, 2019

Today’s guest is Anne O’Brien Carelli author of Skylark and Wallcreeper, a middle grade story that alternates between Brooklyn in 2012 and the German-occupied town of Brume in 1944. Anne joined me today to talk about writing for children, and the amount of research required to write historical fiction – no matter the age, as well as using incubation and your subconscious to think your way around the sticky spots in your manuscript.

 

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Website: https://www.anneobriencarelli.com/

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