I’m happy to share that Kate Walter’s Behind the Prose episode is doing great. She debuted at number four in the writing slot! But we could do much better! We’ve had two number one shows – Andrew Bomback’s No Excuse Zone, and Jennifer Niesslein’s Get
***Behind the Prose listeners get a 20% discount on Scrivener by using the word PROSE at checkout! Expires 8/30/2015** As I’ve talked to writers over the last six months, I’ve learned that many of them have a similar system of organizing their content, usually many drafts
I’m pleased to announce that Jennifer Niesslien’s appearance on Behind the Prose, Episode 18, has landed as a number one writing podcast on BlogTalkRadio.com. If you haven’t already, listen, learn and get your grown writer on with Full Grown People.
There are two words I’d never have thought about using in a sentence together: erotic and acoustic. But thanks to this week’s Behind the Prose guest, singer/songwriter Gandhi and writer/photograph Abigail Ekue, I can, and so can you. I’m pleased to offer some lucky person a pair
BY CHELSEY CLAMMER The firehouse burns down. The teacher fails a test. Fahrenheit 451 is a banned book. Reader, meet irony: when an intended meaning is different than the actual meaning, when a situation may end differently than anticipated. The difference between
If you’re a writer, you’re a reject. It’s your job to send your work into the world and hope someone finds it worthy of sharing with their coveted audience. Most times, they don’t. So what’s a writer to do? Enter The Reject Pile, a new
Behind the Prose guest Chelsey Clammer just returned from a non-stop weekend at AWP and she bring back tidings of literary joy. Her essay, “Mother Tongue,” received second place in Black Warrior Review’s 2014 Nonfiction Contest. Chelsey says the essay is “in a way about sexist
Today, my essay Two Weddings and a Friendship Funeral, was published by Full Grown People! In a few days, I’ll post my own On Revision column that explores some of the changes this essay underwent before finding it’s forever home at the site published by
Since I’ve started podcasting, I’m listening to more podcasts. Earlier this week, I recommended my new fav show produced by writers Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter. Yesterday morning, I downloaded a few other shows, in search of more audio literary gems, and I found one that
As the universe would have it, I discovered the six-month old podcast, “A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment,” hosted by Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter. Like their Car Talk counterparts (the popular NPR radio show featuring two brothers who humorously answer questions about cars and life),
Joan Dempsey appeared on episode 8 of Behind the Prose and now that show ranked as a most popular writing episode on BlogTalkRadio. Listen to Joan’s show to learn how she crafted a short story that was a finalist for the Fulton Prize awarded by
A couple years ago, I started saving quotes by writers – kind of like Rachel Toor refers to in her article on The Chronicle of Higher Education. I wasn’t writing nowhere near as consistently as I am now (and by “nowhere near” I mean that
Like writer and teacher Joan Dempsey said of her old fiction pieces, I’ve found if I let a work sit too long, by the time I dig it up again, it doesn’t seem like anything I’d have written or would want to pretend I wrote.
BY KEYSHA WHITAKER “Writing is hard. For most writers, the financial rewards are few. I know the best I can hope for—and I hope for this daily—is a nice email from a stranger letting me know that something I wrote helped. Or moved them. Or
BY SARAH GERARD “Show, don’t tell,” might as well be hanging above the doorway of every writing classroom. I can’t say I always agree with it—every rule must be broken occasionally—but it held true in the editing of “BFF,” my forthcoming chapbook to be published by Guillotine