22 episodes

Author Marion Roach Smith interviews the best writers in all genres to discover their process. QWERTY is about the real challenges of writing and the steps anyone can take to become a better storyteller. Join the conversation.

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Author Marion Roach Smith interviews the best writers in all genres to discover their process. QWERTY is about the real challenges of writing and the steps anyone can take to become a better storyteller. Join the conversation.

    Ep. 21: Jeff Goins

    Ep. 21: Jeff Goins

    Jeff Goins answers questions on how to find your writer's voice on this episode of the QWERTY podcast.

    • 30 min
    Ep. 20: Jack Hitt

    Ep. 20: Jack Hitt

    Jack Hitt, author, magazine writer and winner of two Peabody awards for his radio work, discusses how to craft a story.

    • 32 min
    Ep. 19: Joe Bunting

    Ep. 19: Joe Bunting

    Joe Bunting, Creator of The Write Practice, visits the QWERTY podcast and talks about how to promote a self-published book.

    • 32 min
    Ep. 18: Exit interview: David Leite

    Ep. 18: Exit interview: David Leite

    Food writer David Leite and memoir coach and teacher, Marion Roach Smith, discuss the art and science of food writing.

    • 31 min
    Ep. 17: Jane Friedman

    Ep. 17: Jane Friedman

    How do you get an agent for your writing? This, and other questions on the business of publishing, are discussed when Jane Friedman visits the QWERTY podcast and talks with author, writer and teacher Marion Roach Smith.

    • 31 min
    Ep. 16: William Kennedy

    Ep. 16: William Kennedy

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Genius grant, William Kennedy knows about how to write from home. He has brought Albany, New York to the world through his work. Marion and David speak to one of America's greatest living writers.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

Tineysvoice ,

QWERTY

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite podcasts. I enjoy listening for the wealth of information given for anyone who wants to write.

NewspaperEditor ,

Wonderful interviews

Entertaining, provocative and insightful. The hosts are smart and quick. The guests are well-published authors who offer real writing insight. It’s a lot of fun.

NeWriter13 ,

Heartfelt and Real

Marion and David are such a yin yang duo! The conversations make feel like you are part of the conversation and they make you embrace the peaks and valleys of writing with gusto! It’s positive and filled with gratitude.
Thank you for sharing your wisdom!

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