New Biblio Breakdown host Ekta Garg explores patience in storytelling through WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. Along the way, she offers writing exercises to help us embody the beauty at the heart of Owens' debut and New York Times bestselling novel. Thanks to our sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing and the Wisconsin Writers Association.
This episode has it all: *your* takes on puzzles, Neighbor Watch, Part Two: A Trip Around the Block, a resolution to the Tent City Mystery, and some thoughts on Occam's Razor. Buckle up because the sass train is (probably) about to leave the station. Choo-choo.
Puzzles! Don't get me started. Well, *I* get me started and have a really hard time stopping. And even once the rant concludes, strap in: it's time for the first ever Neighbor Watch™ and the inaugural installment of Tent City Mystery.
This episode is no ordinary listicle. The author of WEEPERS joins the program to discuss how to approach the page while writing a mystery or thriller (or, as he explains, any story), and, along the way, he regales us with tales of mid-20th-century NYC and inevitable, yet surprising endings in funeral homes.
In an episode recorded following my second-every foray into the realm of painting, we invoke a number of brush-and-canvas-related metaphors to prop up a conversation about adapting instead of frustration-quitting our way through life.
In an episode one might expect to be laden with trauma, r.r. campbell and guest co-host Candice Lee have some fun discussing the intersection of emotional wounds and character motivation.
Okay, we need to talk about skeletons again, but only for a few minutes, I promise. Also—and more importantly—Lacey joins me for a conversation about respect, time management, and, because they're recurring themes, mindfulness and empathy.
Not everyone has the means to enroll in a Master of Fine Arts program. The good news? Gabriela Pereira is challenging the status quo of higher education with DIY MFA, which encourages writers to write with focus, read with purpose, and build their community—all on their own time and from the comfort of their own home.
Maybe it's not that we're failing to learn; it's that we're learning in ways we didn't expect.
Writers Rita Schunk, Joy Ann Ribar, and Rose Bingham share their tales of encouragement with the rest of the global writing community.