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Jul 25, 2022

We talk with Emily Maloney, author, about making beautiful sentences, the personal essay, building a better essay collection pitch, swamp driver vs polishing diamonds, how writing needs time, maintaining 2 notebooks - one for the draft, one for feelings about the draft, working by hand, and going to therapy to be a...

Jun 27, 2022

In this episode, Steve Almond, author, on building plot, writing the social novel, placing a story in time, giving the reader the information they need, finding the right amount of research, and scorpions.
Steve Almond
Chicago Writers Podcast

May 30, 2022

Vincent Francone, author and editor, discusses different Chicagos, organizing a collection, Windy City cliches, the deep dish myth, live lit, submitting work to anthologies, and parking in Wrigleyville.
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Stories Matter Foundation

Apr 25, 2022

In this episode, we're talking all things mystery with Sisters in Crime Chicago! Michelle Falkoff, Mia P. Manansala, and Jen Collins Moore all join us to discuss what makes a great whodunit.
Michelle Falkoff
Mia P. Manansala
Jen Collins...

Mar 28, 2022

In this episode, author Christie Tate discusses discovering non-fiction, writing groups, saying thank you in a query, going deeper with memoir, inoculation against shame, making boundaries after publishing, and sharing a risqué scene you wrote with your therapy group.
Christie Tate