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David Crow On Keeping Memoir Honest, Even When It’s Ugly

David Crow On Keeping Memoir Honest, Even When It’s Ugly

September 5, 2022

Today's guest is David Crow, author The Pale-Faced Lie, the story of his childhood with a violent felon as a father, and a mentally ill mother. David joined me today to talk about catharsis, forgiving yourself, and keeping your writing honest, even when it's painful.

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Tetyana Denford On Writing The Child of Ukraine and Talent vs. Timing

Tetyana Denford On Writing The Child of Ukraine and Talent vs. Timing

July 25, 2022

Today's guest is Tatanya Denford, author of The Child of Ukraine, a fictional narrative based on a long-kept family secret. Tatanya originally self published her book, only to find traditional publishing came calling when the marketability of the narrative skyrocketed.

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Farah Jasmine Griffin On Race and Politics & How Literature Illuminates Both

Farah Jasmine Griffin On Race and Politics & How Literature Illuminates Both

March 28, 2022

Farah Jasmine Griffin joined me today to talk about her new book from WW Norton, Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and LiteratureAlso covered - the importance of education, freedom of political thought, book banning and the impact of literature on those whose voices are silenced. 

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Tavi Taylor Black On Fame Culture & Writing At Any Age

Tavi Taylor Black On Fame Culture & Writing At Any Age

February 7, 2022

Today's guest is Tavi Taylor Black, author ofWhere Are We Tomorrow? a story of four women working backstage on a rock tour. Tavi joined me today to talk about being a woman in a male-dominated space, the toxic nature of our addiction to fame, writing at any age, and writing despite obstacles.

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Janet Sternburg on Hindsight & Tackling Hard Family Truths In Writing

Janet Sternburg on Hindsight & Tackling Hard Family Truths In Writing

January 10, 2022

Today's guest is Janet Sternburg, a writer of memoir, essays, poetry and plays, as well as a fine-art photographer. Her books include two memoirs, White Matter: A Memoir of Family & Medicine and Phantom Limb: A Meditation on Memory, as well as the classic two volumes of The Writer on Her Work. Janet joined me today to talk about writing hard truths concerning your own family, how to do it, how to approach it, and how to tackle responses.

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Landall Proctor On the Vulnerability of Writing Memoir

Landall Proctor On the Vulnerability of Writing Memoir

February 15, 2021

Today's guest is Landall Proctor, author of Headwinds, his personal story of an aborted to attempt to ride his bicycle around the perimeter of the US. Landall joined me today to talk about the vulnerability of writing memoir, including the question -- who wants to hear my stories?

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Mag Dimond On Using Mindfulness To Write During the Pandemic

Mag Dimond On Using Mindfulness To Write During the Pandemic

May 4, 2020

Today's guest is Mag Dimond, author of Bowing to Elephants, which recently won Best Indie Biographies & Memoirs from Kirkus). Her book has been compared to EAT PRAY LOVE in professional reviews and has received accolades from many thought leaders in the mindfulness space. Mag joined me today to talk about using mindfulness practice to help ease your writing experience during the pandemic.

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Michael Tougias On Adapting His Own Work For Younger Audiences

Michael Tougias On Adapting His Own Work For Younger Audiences

February 10, 2020

Today’s guest is Michael Tougias, the author of many true rescue stories, including THE FINEST HOURS, which was adapted into a Disney film. His latest, INTO THE BLIZZARD has been adapted for middle grade readers from his adult non-fiction book about the Blizzard of 1978. Michael joined me today to talk about the difference between seeking publication with fiction versus non-fiction, and the challenge of adapting his own work for a younger audience. Also covered, research, and the process of interviewing your subjects face to face.

 

 

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Kelly Notaras On Helping Authors Write Their Nonfiction & Memoir

Kelly Notaras On Helping Authors Write Their Nonfiction & Memoir

October 7, 2019

Today’s guest is Kelly Notaras, founder of KN Literary Arts, an editorial book studio specializing in self-help, personal growth, and spirituality. She joined me to talk about the niche in the marketplace for a how-to book on writing narrative non-fiction and memoir, and how Kelly filled that with her release, The Book You Were Born to Write. Also covered: untangling the baby steps toward creating your author platform.

 

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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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