Get the words out!
Nancy Burke is a successful writer of short stories, plays, a nonfiction book and a young adult novel. Her latest project, “Only the Women Are Burning” was an ember in her mind for many years, and was a challenge to write because of the complexity of the story, the research required, and the many genres Read More
This episode of Writers’ Voices focuses on government, politics, and activism. In the first half, Monica and Caroline speak with Jeff Foster, Parkland, FL advanced placement government teacher, about his new illustrated guide for young (and old) readers: “For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters.” This was recorded a week Read More
Our conversation with debut novelist Regina Buttner, author of “Absolution,” which explores the consequences of allowing what happens to you define you, is a great listen for anyone new to fiction writing who needs some tips on how, exactly, to go about it. We discuss plotting, writing scene by scene, developing a disciplined writing habit, Read More
Lisa Unger looks and sounds like a normal, nice person, who is drawn to the question “What does a normal person do on their worst day?” Or put another way – what evil lurks in the hearts of men (and women?) But as she says, “the person who sits down to write is not the Read More
Shortly after graduating from Yale, NYT best-selling author Jeff Hobbs wrote a novel, which he says he was lucky to get published but “I don’t recommend that book to anyone.” Then he found his true calling in what is called “Immersion journalism,” where the writer immerses himself in a situation and tells the story from Read More
Perhaps it is no surprise that Simon Stephenson is a former Pixar screenwriter – when I read his debut sci-fi novel, “Set My Heart to Five,” I kept thinking “They should make a movie out of this.” What is surprising is that he was originally a physician, inspired by watching the TV series “ER” as Read More