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Writing Memoir Through the Veil of Fiction with Melanie Thorne

Writing Memoir Through the Veil of Fiction with Melanie Thorne

May 27, 2019

Today’s guest is Melanie Thorne, who earned her MA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, where she worked with Pam Houston and Lynn Freed. Her thesis there was the first draft of what later became her debut novel, Hand Me Down which has been widely praised. Melanie joined me today to talk about presenting a memoir through the veil of fiction, and how the reading audience sometimes gets a thrill out of the consumption of another’s pain.

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Links for Melanie:

Website: https://melaniethorne.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mthorneauthor

IG: https://www.instagram.com/mthorneauthor/

 

 

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International Bestselling Author Jeffery Deaver On Using Setting as Character and His Newest Release - The Never Game

International Bestselling Author Jeffery Deaver On Using Setting as Character and His Newest Release - The Never Game

May 14, 2019

Today brings a special guest to the show. Number one internationally bestselling author Jeffery Deaver dropped by to talk about his newest release - The Never Game - which introduces a new series character, Colter Shaw. Also covered: character as setting, blending the world of survivalism with gaming, and writing a message without hitting your audience over the head with it.

 

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Genre-Blending As A Strength & Writing In Your Non-Native Language with Katya De Becerra

Genre-Blending As A Strength & Writing In Your Non-Native Language with Katya De Becerra

May 13, 2019

Today’s guest is Katya de Becarra, who was born in Russia, studied in California, lived in Peru, and then stayed in Australia long enough to become a local. She was going to be an Egyptologist when she grew up, but instead she earned a PhD in Anthropology and now works as a university lecturer and a researcher. Her debut What The Woods Keep was released in three countries in 2018. Katya joined me today to talk about blending genres in her debut title, and how she managed to find a publisher that believed it was a strength, rather than a marketing weakness, writing in your non-native language, and how Katya made the decision to write her novels in English.

 

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Links for Katya:

Website: http://katyabecerra.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatyaDeBecerra

IG: https://www.instagram.com/katyadebecerra/

 

 

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