Writer's Bone

Sean Tuohy and his one of his best Florida buds chat about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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Jason Krawczyk, screenwriter and director, talks to Sean Tuohy about how he got into screenwriting (Jon Lovitz’s “The Critic” plays a role), his directing style, meeting Henry Rollins for the first time, and the inspiration behind his recent movie “He Never Died.”

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Ryan Britt, author of the essay collection Luke Skywalker Can't Read: And Other Geeky Truths, helps us celebrate Star Wars Day by talking to Sean Tuohy about all things nerd.

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Author James Rollins talks to Daniel Ford about his latest book, The Bone Labyrinth, which debuts Dec. 15.

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Peter Sherwood, author of the pale of memory, The Murdery Delicious Hamwich Gumm Mystery, and The Murdery Delicious High Seas Horror, returns to the podcast to talk about his most recent novel, Friendship Fog.

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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy talk about writing during the holidays, Thanksgiving fixin’s, and, of course, pie.

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Graham Yost—whose credits include “Speed,” “Broken Arrow,” “Raines,” “Boomtown,” and the hit series “Justified”—talks to Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford about his father’s influence on his career, writing the script for “Speed,” working with Elmore Leonard, and what he’ll miss most about crafting stories for Raylan Givens.

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Patrick Sweany, one of Nashville’s bluesy rockers, talks to Dave Pezza about his roots, his early musical influences, his songwriting process, and recording his recent album “Daytime Turned to Nighttime.”

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Mike Royce, whose credits include “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Men of a Certain Age,” and “Enilsted,” joins Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford for their 100th podcast to talk about his early stand up career, how he got into screenwriting, the art of being a showrunner, and how he deals cancellation and rejection.

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Sonya Gavankar, manager of public relations for the Newseum in Washington D.C., talks to Daniel Ford about the museum’s founding principles, some of her favorite exhibits, and why it’s important to have a museum dedicated to journalism in the nation’s capital. 

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Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford talk about why deadlines are so important to writers, especially aspiring ones, and then author and screenwriter Derek Haas—whose credits include “3:10 to Yuma,” “Chicago Fire,” and his Columbus series—comes on to chat about his new book A Different Lie and his screenwriting career.

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Erica Wright, author of The Red Chameleon and The Granite Moth, talks to Daniel Ford about her writing career, why $1 pizza is important to writers, and the inspiration behind her witty and tough heroine Kathleen Stone.

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International best-selling science fiction author Steve Alten talks to Sean Tuohy about how an article about the Mariana Trench inspired him to write his first novel Meg, his writing and research processes, how he incorporates his fan base into his work, and what’s next for his career.

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Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford discuss dealing with rejection, why writers shouldn’t exclusively write for the market, the Korean War (no, seriously), how they develop story ideas, The Writers’ Room of Boston, and their favorite times to write.

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Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford talk about their fall reading lists, Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series, following an author or screenwriter’s career arc, and how their own writing careers have evolved in the past couple of years.

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Author Amy Stewart talks to Daniel Ford about her desire to be a writer at a young age, her love of the natural world, and the inspiration behind her debut novel, Girl Waits With Gun.

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Author and literary agent Bill Clegg talks to Gary Almeter at the Baltimore Book Festival about his serendipitous path into the literary world and the inspiration behind his debut novel Did You Ever Have a Family.

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Screenwriter Ken Nolan, whose credits include “Black Hawk Down,” talks to Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy about his love of writing and movies, the art of screenwriting, and his awkward moment with legendary moviemaker Michael Mann.

 

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Eric Rickstad, author of The Silent Girls, Reap, and, most recently, Lie in Wait, talks to Sean Tuohy about capturing Vermont’s scary beauty, his organic writing process, and how his love of reading fueled his desire to become a writer.

 

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Eric Bennett, author of A Big Enough Lie, talks to Dave Pezza about his upcoming book, Workshops of Empire: Stegner, Engle, and American Creative Writing during the Cold War, and the state of American fiction.

 

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Best-selling author Matthew Reilly talks to Sean Tuohy about his novels, including The Great Zoo of China and the Jack West series, his approach to character development, the  toys on his desk, and why he enjoys taking readers for a ride.

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Author Brian Panowich talks to Daniel Ford about his debut novel Bull Mountain.

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Ming Chen, co-host of podcast “I Sell Comics” and regular on AMC’s “Comic Book Men,” talks to Sean Tuohy about his love of podcasting, working with Kevin Smith, developing friendships with the other cast members of “Comic Book Men,” and his appearance at this weekend’s Walker Stalker Con in Boston.

Direct download: Episode_87_Comic_Book_Mens_Ming_Chen.mp3
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Author, screenwriter, #nicestguyinHollywood Doug Richardson returns to the podcast and talks to Daniel Ford about his new novel 99 Percent Kill and how he strives to provide readers with pure entertainment.

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Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford discuss revising their work, writing out of their comfort zones, and the differences between getting a screenplay noticed and landing a literary agent/publisher. Then, author Kevin P. Keating drops by to talk about his novel The Captive Condition.

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Author Joshua Mohr sits down with Sean Tuohy to talk about his novel All This Life (which is available July 14), what lit is literary fuse, his brand of dark comedy, and the art of rabble rousing.

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In the premiere episode of a new podcast series, Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford talk about the challenge of finishing projects, how they describe their voices and writing styles, navigating today’s publishing market, who the guys would bring to a big premiere, and when their muses choose to deliver ideas.

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Author Steph Post sits down with Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford to discuss the inspiration behind her novel A Tree Born Crooked, what’s on her reading list, and crazy Florida stories.

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On June 25, author Rory Flynn joined Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy during Writer’s Bone’s first live event at Trident Booksellers and Cafe, and read from his crime novel Third Rail. The author then discussed his time as a journalist in South Florida, his punk band roots, what’s on his reading list, and why he loves writing about Boston.

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Author David Edmonds talks to Sean Tuohy about his novel Lily of Peru.

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Jeff Shaara, author of Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, returns to Writer's Bone to talk with Daniel Ford about his new novel The Fateful Lightning (available for sale starting today).

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Screenwriter Nicholas Kazan, whose credits include “Reversal of Fortune,” “Matilda,” “Fallen,” and “Bicentennial Man,” drops by to talk to Sean Tuohy about how he got started in screenwriting, the occasionally strange ways scripts ideas strike him, his writing process, how the three-act structure can hinder quality screenwriting, and how young screenwriters can get their work recognized.

 

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Courtney Flynn and Adam Tzelnic, hosts of Trident Booksellers & Cafe’s podcast "Tripod," talk to Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy about writing, their favorite bookstores around the country, how the young adult genre has evolved (but not necessarily improved), and how they developed their creativity. 

 

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Category:writing -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

Actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and life artist Dolph Lundgren talks to Sean Touhy and Daniel Ford about his new movie “Skin Trade,” his writing process, and how he’s more intellectual than most people might think.

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Peter Sherwood, author of the pale of memory and The Murdery Delicious Hamwich Gumm Mystery, returns to Writer’s Bone to talk about his sequel The Murdery Delicious High Seas Horror, music, booze, and what’s next for his dynamic duo Reynald and Willoughby Chalmers.

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Sean Tuohy talks to screenwriter Jeb Stuart, whose credits include “Die Hard,” “The Fugitive,” “Another 48 Hours,” and “Switchback,” about how he feel in love with writing, the driving force behind his screenwriting career, why he first focused on thriller and action movies, how he developed the script for “Die Hard,” and his experiences in Hollywood.

 

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Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford talk to author Andy Weir about his hit novel The Martian, Ridley Scott and Matt Damon’s film adaption of the book, “Doctor Who,” and Sean’s chances of surviving on Mars (spoiler alert: the odds aren’t great).

 

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In our latest podcast, Sean Tuohy talks to author Marko Kloos about how he developed his love of storytelling, his science fiction and fantasy influences, how his military career affected his prose, and the origins of his Frontlines series.

 

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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss how authors should deal with doubt, and then Sean interviews author Andrew Klavan about his most recent novel, Werewolf Cop.

 

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Charles Ardai, Writer’s Bone’s first podcast guest and founder of Hard Case Crime, returns to talk to Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy about hardboiled fiction, the history of irresistible book covers, how writers can stand out in today’s market, and what the future holds for Hard Case Crime.

 

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Following a discussion with Daniel Ford about mystery novels, how life experiences seep into a writer’s work, and the difference between artists and entertainers, Sean Tuohy talks to author Tyler Dilts about his widely popular Long Beach Homicide series.

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Ken Gloss, proprietor of Boston’s Brattle Book Shop, talks to Daniel Ford about the store’s long and colorful history, the rare book business, and the challenges of being a bookseller in the digital age. 

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Daniel Ford talks with fiction editor Dave Pezza about Writer’s Bone’s new original fiction series, and then sits down to talk with author Dimitry Elias Léger about their alma mater St. John’s, how Léger went about publishing God Loves Haiti, Ernest Hemingway, and how love transcends even the worst tragedies. 

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Daniel Ford and fiction editor Dave Pezza talk to Courtney Flynn, events coordinator and assistant book buyer at Trident Booksellers & Cafe, about the store’s history, the state of publishing and reading, popular menu items, upcoming author events, and the recently debuted “Tripod.”

 

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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss their writing processes and then best-selling author Tess Gerritsen talks to Sean about her writing career and why now is the best time ever to be a writer.

 

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Throw on a flowered shirt, put the top down on your convertible, and listen to Tim Dorsey talk to Sean Tuohy about his new book Shark Skin Suite and zany Florida “winter” stories.

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M.O. Walsh, author of My Sunshine Away, talks to Daniel Ford about his early influences, the inspiration for his debut novel, and what up-and-coming writers need to focus on to be successful.

 

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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss how research can both help and hinder the writing process.

 

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Eric Heisserer, whose screenwriting credits include 2010’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” 2011’s “The Thing,” and 2013’s “Hours,” talks to Sean Tuohy about how he developed an addiction to writing scripts, why he created his own source material online, how he helped remake a classic horror film, and why directing is one of the most brutally rewarding things a person can do.

 

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Brian Abrams, author of AND NOW...An Oral History of "Late Night with David Letterman," 1982-1993 and Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief from the Oval Office, talks to Daniel Ford about journalism, New York City, and drunk Presidents. Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief from the Oval Office is able for pre-order and will be published on Feb. 10. 

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Screenwriter Scott Myers, whose credits include “K-9,” “Alaska,” and “Trojan War,” talks to Sean Tuohy about his love of movies, his brief stand-up comedy career, and how he got his start in screenwriting.  

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One year ago, Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford spent their day off at J. J. Foley’s in downtown Boston recording a YouTube that announced a podcast and website called Writer’s Bone (it turned out their bloopers reel was more entertaining).

The pair recently got together to discuss the more than 50 interviews they conducted in 2014, their favorite posts from the website, and what lies ahead for the podcast in 2015.

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Rory Flynn, author of Third Rail, meets Writer’s Bone at Boston’s J. J. Foley’s to have a few beers and talk about how he developed his character Eddy Harkness, how he incorporates Boston into his fiction, and what up-and-coming authors need to do to find success.

 

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Screenwriter Amy Holden Jones, who penned “Mystic Pizza,” “Beethoven,” “Indecent Proposal,” and the recent television series “Black Box,” talks to Writer’s Bone about how Martin Scorsese helped her get her start in movies, how screenwriters can spice up their scripts, and the current state of female writers in Hollywood.  

 

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