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Jan 29, 2024

In this episode, YA and middle grade author Kat Falls discusses worldbuilding, reading aloud, what first person POV can do for your story, how screenplay writing connects to middle grade, loving your genre, and the power of awe.
 
https://www.katfalls.net/


Dec 25, 2023

In this episode, Dionna Griffin-Irons discusses improv, curiosity, how we're all characters, being comfortable with the unknown, and finding truth.
 
Dionna Griffin-Irons
http://dionnagriffinirons.com/
 
Stories Matter Foundation


Dec 3, 2023

Rachel
I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times by Taylor Byas (and here's the interview I mentioned: https://chireviewofbooks.com/2023/08/24/navigating-form-and-structure-in-i-done-clicked-my-heels-three-times/)
Brother & Sister Enter the Forest by Richard Mirabella (and here's the essay I mentioned: 


Nov 6, 2023

Signups are open for the Novelist's Toolkit online class with Rebecca Makkai! Check it out at https://www.storystudiochicago.org/classes/classes/the-novelists-toolkit-six-lessons-on-craft-structure-and-tenacity-with-rebecca-makkai/
 
Rebecca Makkai
https://rebeccamakkai.com/
 
Stories Matter...


Oct 21, 2023

In this episode, author Idra Novey discusses inspiration through imagery, asking what you don't know, translation, deciding what becomes a novel, subtext, taking risks, and allowing for monstrosity.
 
Idra Novey
https://www.idranovey.com/
 
Stories Matter Foundation