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Writing Murder and Mayhem

EPISODE 166I Our guest today, Natalie Walters, has just published her second romantic suspense novel, Deadly Deceit, the followup to Living Lies. We have an enthusiastic conversation about scary movies, where to hide the bodies, and finding story ideas in your own life. Natalie finds brainstorming to be the most fun part of writing. While…

Writing Thrillers and Spy Novels

Episode 165I Writing Thrillers and Spy Novels

EPISODE 165I Today’s guest is James R Hannibal, author of military thrillers for adults and fantasy adventure books for kids. His newest book is The Gryphon Heist, book one in a new series. In this episode, we chat about James’ military background and how he came to write military thrillers. We also discuss how to…

Becoming a Story Genius: An Interview with Lisa Cron – ENCORE

Episode 164I Becoming a Story Genius ENCORE

EPISODE 164I Since I’m sick this week, I’m bringing you an encore of one of my favorite episodes of the show, an interview with Lisa Cron, which aired April 12, 2018. I hope it inspires you! In addition to teaching writing in the UCLA Extension writing program, Lisa Cron is the author of both Wired for Story and Story Genius.…

Writing Tips for Debut Authors: An Interview with Tari Faris

Episode 162I Writing Tips for Debut Authors

EPISODE 162I Our guest today is debut author Tari Faris. Her first book, You Belong With Me, just came out in September 2019. Tari’s number one tip for authors is patience. She’s been writing for ten years, and it took seven years from the time she began pursuing publication to getting a contract. She encourages…