Let me just start off by saying that after transcribing writer Sean Ennis’ interview (Yeah, I’m back on that again!), I’ve decided that he’s the most conscious self-editor I’ve interviewed this year. As soon as the words leave his mouth, he’s already assessed whether it’s
When history changes the story: using research to revise narrative and character in literary fiction
BY SCOTT ALEXANDER HESS When I wrote my new Lethe Press novel The Butcher’s Sons, a book about three brothers living in their father’s butcher shop in the gritty world of 1930’s Hell’s Kitchen, I spent two weeks in Ireland researching their great-grandfather’s back story.
Episode 22: How to write a novel when you’re not sure how to write a novel with Neil Smith, author of Boo
Here’s the craft-packed episode you’ve been waiting for – the exciting and extended episode featuring the award-winning international-selling humble and personable Neil Smith. Neil is the author of Bang Crunch, a wildly successful book of short stories. A few weeks ago, he stopped by the
It’s the most anticipated podcast episode of the season . . . Part Two of Rachel Toor’s amazing interview which aired in April. I interviewed Rachel a few weeks ago and we had a great conversation about the magic of fiction. Though On the Road to Find
Besides having one of the best writer’s websites I’ve ever seen, Joan Dempsey has successfully merged the craft she loves with a business model that helps others reach their writing goals. On March 8 at 6 PM EST, she joins me on the Behind the Prose