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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
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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. 6: Self-Publishing, Wattpad, Danielle Steel, and "The Rain Song"

    S2, Ep. 6: Self-Publishing, Wattpad, Danielle Steel, and "The Rain Song"

    Should you self-publish? Are you on Wattpad? Is fear holding you back from showing your writing? Kristine talks about the fear she's been holding onto and what finally made her decide to reveal the first chapter of her very first novel.

    Note from Kristine: I have so much respect for Danielle Steel. Seriously. Her work ethic is unmatched, and she raised 9 kids! Wow! There is much to learn from her, and I think the most important lesson I've learned so far is that you need to keep writing and working and getting better. 

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    • 15 min
    S2, Ep. 5: Original, Uncut "Farmer Boys," A Short Story

    S2, Ep. 5: Original, Uncut "Farmer Boys," A Short Story

    The full, uncut version of "Farmer Boys" before cutting more than half of the tale to be published in Local Honey | Midwest. 

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    • 28 min
    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. 

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    • 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: https://twitter.com/Mediocre_Marie
    Tasty Trevor on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrevorTasty

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    • 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.


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    • 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.


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    • 17 min

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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A great look into the writing process

Kristine's podcast is a great look into the writing process, what it means to be a writer, and all the obstacles (real and imagined) that come with being a writer. She shares her terrific fiction as well.

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