Episode 30 – The Unconventional Nonsequential Writer: Author and professor Dinty W. Moore talks process, persistence, and prose

Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and CannibalsI recorded this episode in September when Dinty W. Moore’s latest book, Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals hit the stands. We talk about that book and his classic memoir Between Panic and Desire.

In this interview you’ll learn how to:

  • Craft universality in memoir,
  • Create “character” in nonfiction, and
  • Trust your ear in the drafting process.

Plus, I’ve got the Writers’ Check-In and a great giveaway for THE INTROVERT ENTREPRENEUR: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms (Perigee/ Penguin Random House; November 3, 2015), a book Publishers Weekly said is “{A} winning business manual…a thoughtful, kind and helpful guide for all those who are looking to strike out on their own, but are concerned that their need for alone time may get in the way.”

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About Dinty W. Moore
sketch-280x374Dinty W. Moore is author of numerous books. He has been published in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Gettysburg Review, Utne Reader, Crazyhorse, and Okey-Panky, among numerous other venues.

Dinty lives in Athens, Ohio, the funkadelicious, hillbilly-hippie Appalachian epicenter of the locally-grown, locally-consumed, goats-are-for-cheese, paw-paws-are-for-eatin’, artisanal-salsa, our-farmers-market-rocks-the-hills sub-culture, where he grows his own heirloom tomatoes and edible dandelions, and teaches a crop of brilliant undergraduate and stunningly talented graduate students as director of Ohio University’s BA, MA, and PhD in Creative Writing program.