25 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 • 158 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.

    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
    Writing In Place: A Window

    Writing In Place: A Window

    In the second episode of Keeping a Notebook's special season, Nina takes her listeners through a tour of the windows of her apartment and invites them to do the same.

    • 7 min
    An Interview with Nina

    An Interview with Nina

    In this special bonus episode of Keeping a Notebook, Nina is sharing an interview from the Shelter in Place podcast, hosted by her good friend Laura Joyce Davis. Laura asks Nina about her writing and teaching, and her hopes and fears during this time of sheltering in place.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

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!

Oakland Lover ,

Writing for the Soul

Nina brings her poignant, thoughtful approach to the creative process from the paper straight to your ears. Anyone endeavoring to explore the creative process will benefit from Nina’s gentle guidance.

Jordan Ecarma ,

Kind and Inspiring

This is a helpful podcast for writers who either don’t know where to start or feel overwhelmed by all the information out there. Nina’s gentle, step-by-step approach is about expanding your creativity and giving yourself space to dream and write, while also offering concrete steps to develop plot, characters, setting, etc in your fiction. This is mostly a podcast for fiction writers, but it also explores creativity in general and is useful for anyone fascinated by the creative life.

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