I produce and host the Chicago Writers Podcast, a monthly podcast that features interviews with authors, storytellers, literary professionals, and more about the craft and business of writing. Each episode has a clear theme (marketing, craft talk, YA, etc) so listeners can pick and choose what they’d like to learn more about. All subjects also have a connection to the great writing community in Chicago and the Midwest.
Episode 8 – Ian Belknap, Performer and Essayist, on Founding Write Club, Time, Humor, and Being Kind to Yourself
Episode 7 – Rebecca Makkai, Author, on Networking, Building a Career, Plot in Literary Fiction, and Why Everyone Should Read to Ten-Year-Olds
Episode 6 – Dr. Amina Gautier, Short Story Author, on Defying Tropes, Choosing Scene Over Summary, and Keeping Promises
Episode 5 – Amelia Brunskill, YA Author, on Querying, Building Mysteries, and Selecting Advice
Episode 4 – Scott Whitehair on Storytelling, Vulnerability, and What Writers Can Learn From the Stage
Episode 3 – Michelle Falkoff on Writing YA, Persistence, and Building a Support Network
Episode 2 – Isabella Rotman on Comics, Working as an Independent Artist, and Making Merch
Episode 1 – Abby Geni, Author, on Setting, Process, and Killer Seagulls
Notifications about new episodes and more can be found on Twitter at @chiwripodcast.
Thanks for listening, and happy writing!