Take a listen to this solo episode to hear how Thackeray used opposing trajectories in his heroines to keep the narrative drive going…
Ann Patchett is a member of American literary royalty, so I am probably not going to say anything surprising in this review. I recently listened to The Dutch House in preparation for recording a podcast episode. I will admit that it started a little slow. However, since it was read by Tom Hanks, I stuckContinue reading “Book Review: The Dutch House”
Take a listen as Terry and I discuss Nutshell by Ian McEwan
Take a listen to hear Terry and I discuss the novel. Here are some discussion questions to use in your own Book Group. Discussion Questions:
In my quest to help writers learn from what they read, imagine my joy at having a guest post on this topic accepted by Jane Friedman, a giant in the industry. I love her site, her ethos, and her advice, so it is with gratitude that I am associated with her in this tiny way.Continue reading “ICYMI: my guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog”
This season, we will discuss even more books! We are exploring three elements that writers have questions about: Narrators, Agency and Power dynamics, and Secrets—how to keep and reveal them at just the right moment. Take a listen to the shorty episode for booktalks on the titles and get thee to a library or bookshop!Continue reading “Title List for Fall Episodes of the Read Like a Writer Book Club”
In honor of Women’s Fiction Day 2023, I recorded an interview with fellow Women’s Fiction Writers Association member, Barbara Dullaghan. Take a listen!
This pair of episodes discusses unlikeable/self-absorbed main characters. Terry and I read The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Take a listen!
Take a listen to my interview with Readerly Writer Lisa Williams Kline. Her book came out February 1! Find out more about Lisa and what she has coming up next at https://www.lisawilliamskline.com/
This book is fantastic. It is historical fiction that is also literary and it contains so much fodder for great discussions. I hope you and some friends will read it and discuss it. It will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Read Like a Writer Book Club podcast, so stay tuned! The structureContinue reading “Book Review: Trust by Hernan Diaz”