27 episodes

A podcast on writing that explores the craft of fiction, answers listeners' questions, and provides strategies for a fulfilling writing practice and creative life, hosted by bestselling, award-winning novelist Nina LaCour.

Keeping a Notebook Nina LaCour

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    • 5.0 • 169 Ratings

A podcast on writing that explores the craft of fiction, answers listeners' questions, and provides strategies for a fulfilling writing practice and creative life, hosted by bestselling, award-winning novelist Nina LaCour.

    Truth & Beauty

    Truth & Beauty

    It's the final episode of the season and Nina covers a lot of ground. Notes from a virtual launch. Upcoming workshops. The months ahead. Flowers on Justice Ginsburg's grave. A ray of light. Truth and beauty.

    • 13 min
    Gaslight

    Gaslight

    In the third installment of this Watch Over Me-themed season, Nina talks about darkness in her work. She shares a source of inspiration, reads an excerpt from Watch Over Me, and discusses what's gained by letting darkness into your work.

    • 13 min
    A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    Nina tells you a true ghost story and shows how she wove it into her book. What if you were sitting down at a cafe together before you started writing? This episode is like that.

    • 11 min
    Watch Over Me

    Watch Over Me

    Nina talks about a project that didn't feel right and how she chose to let it go. She reads an excerpt from her new novel, Watch Over Me. She talks to Doubt (and Doubt listens).

    • 12 min
    Writing in Place: A Mess

    Writing in Place: A Mess

    In the fourth episode of Keeping a Notebook's special season, Nina takes a good, long look at the messes in her apartment, and discovers that messes are gold mines for fiction.

    • 6 min
    Writing in Place: An Anchor

    Writing in Place: An Anchor

    In the third episode of Keeping a Notebook's special season, Nina talks about an object that she missed when her family was uprooted, and how she felt when she got it back. She invites her listeners to choose anchors of their own for this week's writing prompt.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

MtnGrl73 ,

Bites of Gourmet Writing Advice

Love these tiny treasures!

Mary full of Grace ,

Grateful for this and you Nina!

Nina LaCour is everything and her generous, encouraging and soothing spirit have saved me in many ways

KIceberg ,

A chat with a friend

Sitting down (or going on a walk) with Nina’s podcast is like hanging out with a lovely, gentle, charismatic friend who is willing to share the real deal about writing with you - Nina is such a good teacher, and she shares that here, but it also has so much of her wonderful personality and very relatable help! Thank you, Nina!

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