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Storytelling podcast by, for and about Iowans. New episodes bi-weekly. Hosted by Iowan Kristine Perkins, she interviews newbie and veteran authors alike. If you confuse Iowa, Idaho, and Ohio, we won't hold that against you. Tune in, and you'll soon learn the corn and pig state turns out excellent literary fiction and houses that writing university. No big deal, but we are home of "The Music Man," "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" and the very first Rice Krispie Treat. If you're an aspiring author or have 10 published books under your belt, this podcast is for you. We'll talk with anyone and everyone on this path we call writing and cover all the things: traditional publishing, self-publishing, outlining, writing groups, workshops, plotting, character development, structure, pantser, plantser, writing community, marketing, dialogue, writing resources, editing, rewriting, desperation, pulling your hair out, burning your work, etc. We've all been there. So join us!

The Iowa Fiction Show Kristine Perkins

    • Fiction

Storytelling podcast by, for and about Iowans. New episodes bi-weekly. Hosted by Iowan Kristine Perkins, she interviews newbie and veteran authors alike. If you confuse Iowa, Idaho, and Ohio, we won't hold that against you. Tune in, and you'll soon learn the corn and pig state turns out excellent literary fiction and houses that writing university. No big deal, but we are home of "The Music Man," "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" and the very first Rice Krispie Treat. If you're an aspiring author or have 10 published books under your belt, this podcast is for you. We'll talk with anyone and everyone on this path we call writing and cover all the things: traditional publishing, self-publishing, outlining, writing groups, workshops, plotting, character development, structure, pantser, plantser, writing community, marketing, dialogue, writing resources, editing, rewriting, desperation, pulling your hair out, burning your work, etc. We've all been there. So join us!

    S2, Ep. 4: "Farmer Boys," A Short Story

    S2, Ep. 4: "Farmer Boys," A Short Story

    A friendly reminder to keep submitting and to write what you love. This short story was rejected by many (even The New Yorker), but after cutting more than half of the tale, "Farmers Boys" found a home with Local Honey | Midwest. --Sunday Drive by...

    • 25 min
    S2, Ep. 3: "Mediocre Marie Bumps Her Head," A Short Story

    S2, Ep. 3: "Mediocre Marie Bumps Her Head," A Short Story

    Another short story by Kristine. Mediocre Marie gets a goose egg and isn't able to try out for soccer. Instead, she decides to try out for a musical: "The Music Man." But does Mrs. K. see any talent during Marie's audition? Mediocre Marie on Twitter:...

    • 14 min
    S2, Ep. 2: "Burning in the Heartland," A Short Story

    S2, Ep. 2: "Burning in the Heartland," A Short Story

    Feeling stuck? In life? Having deep thoughts? Me, too. A little unsolicited advice plus a story about a young woman in middle America who is pregnant, lost her job, got kicked out of her house, and her husband is lost in the war overseas.--Sunday Drive...

    • 39 min
    S2, Ep. 1: "Aunt Oliva is a Witch," A Short Story

    S2, Ep. 1: "Aunt Oliva is a Witch," A Short Story

    A short story written by Kristine during the summer of 2020. A weird little tale of two young boys and their witch-like aunt. --Sunday Drive by Silent Partner Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0...

    • 17 min
    Ep. 8: Sexy Strawberry

    Ep. 8: Sexy Strawberry

    Last episode of season 1. A farewell until spring and a sexy strawberry writing prompt to carry you through the next few months. Sunday Drive by Silent Partner Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0...

    • 5 min
    Ep. 7: Kali White VanBaale Interview

    Ep. 7: Kali White VanBaale Interview

    Kali White VanBaale's latest novel, "The Monsters We Make," is out now. We talked about the inspiration for this tale, farming, the writing life, and everything under the sun....

    • 55 min

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