Writer's Bone

Sonya Chung, author of The Loved Ones and Long for This World, talks to Daniel Ford about her approach to storytelling, her love of nonfiction, how she develops her characters, and what inspired The Loved Ones.

Direct download: Episode_159_Author_Sonya_Chung.mp3
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We named Julia Claiborne Johnson’s Be Frank With Me the “Best Book of 2016” earlier this week. The author stopped by “Friday Morning Coffee” to talk more about writing her debut novel, how hard it was to move on from her character Frank, and what she’s working on now. Johnson also tells a good story about John Glenn on the set of “Frasier!”

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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss their favorite books, movies, television shows, and short stories from 2016. The pair also chats about how they’ve progressed as writers during the past year and their writing goals for 2017.

Direct download: Episode_158_2016_Year_in_Review.mp3
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Jade Chang, author of The Wangs vs. the World, talks to Daniel Ford about what inspired her debut novel, her approach to character development, how she navigated the publishing process, and why aspiring authors need to be ambitious.

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Wally Lamb, best-selling author of She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much Is True, We Are Water, and the recently published I’ll Take You There, talks to Daniel Ford about how his family ignited his passion for storytelling, his pokey writing style, his partnership with Metabook, and what inspired I’ll Take You There.

Direct download: Episode_157_Best-Selling_Author_Wally_Lamb.mp3
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Daniel Ford, Adam Vitcavage, and Gary Almeter discuss Writer’s Bone’s book recommendations from the past two months. Authors include Jade Chang, Nick Mainieri, Zadie Smith, Tim Murphy, Sonya Chung, and more!

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_November_December_Reading_List.mp3
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William Wisher Jr.—whose credits include “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Judge Dredd,” and “I.T.”—talks to Sean Tuohy about his path to becoming a screenwriter, working as a script doctor, his screenwriting process, working with James Cameron on the Terminator movies, and why he’s always learning new things having to do with filmmaking.

Direct download: Episode_156_Screenwriter_William_Wisher_Jr.mp3
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Gene Policinski, longtime journalist, chief operating officer for the Newseum Institute, and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, talks to Daniel Ford about 2016 Presidential Election coverage, why we need more shoe-leather reporting, and what lessons news organizations, editors, and reporters need to learn to keep the profession relevant and necessary in the future.

Direct download: Episode_155_Gene_Policinski_On_the_Future_of_Journalism.mp3
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Laura McHugh, award-winning author of The Weight of Blood and Arrowood, talks to Daniel Ford about how she became a storyteller, her organic writing process, how she crafts her Midwestern settings, and what she has planned next.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Author_Laura_McHugh.mp3
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Nicole Blades, author of The Thunder Beneath Us and Earth’s Waters, talks to Daniel Ford about her lifelong love of reading and writing, how she developed the character Best Lightburn, and why writers need to use their own voices to write the stories they would want to read.

Direct download: Episode_154_Author_Nicole_Blades.mp3
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Lee Child, author of Killing Floor and Make Me, talks to Sean Tuohy about why he still loves writing Jack Reacher adventures, his approach to storytelling, and why he made the decision to explore Reacher’s past in his new novel Night School.

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Screenwriter John Romano—whose credits include “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Nights in Rodanthe,” "Intolerable Cruelty,” and Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut “American Pastoral”—talks to Daniel Ford about his early love for books, how he caught the screenwriting bug and moved to Los Angeles, and the challenges he faced in adapting Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

Direct download: Episode_153_American_Pastoral_Screenwriter_John_Romano.mp3
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Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning screenwriter Robert Schenkkan—whose credits include “All the Way,” “The Pacific,” “The Quiet American,” and the upcoming “Hacksaw Ridge”—talks to Sean Tuohy about his career and how he helped bring U.S. Army medic Desmond T. Doss’s story to the screen.

Direct download: Episode_152_Hacksaw_Ridge_Screenwriter_Robert_Schenkkan.mp3
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Writer’s Bone’s dear friend Peter Sherwood stops by Friday Morning Coffee to talk to Daniel Ford about The Murdery Delicious Blood Stone Secret, “the devastating finale of the Murdery Delicious trilogy.”

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Screenwriter Ted Tally—who won an Oscar for his screenplay for “Silence of the Lambs,” and whose other credits include “Red Dragon,” All the Pretty Horses,” and “The Juror”—talks to Sean Tuohy about the influence acting and theater had on his early career, transitioning from playwright to screenwriter, how he became involved with “Silence of the Lambs,” and why any time writing is never wasted.

Direct download: Episode_151_Academy_Award-Winning_Screenwriter_Ted_Tally.mp3
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Daniel Ford discusses Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize win, and then talks to his father Ken Ford about the origins of his love of music, the first album he ever bought, and all the bands he saw live at Providence College from 1969 to 1973.


In Daniel Ford’s short story “343,” a veteran deals with a past that cryptically inhibits his future.

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Tom Shroder, award-winning journalist, writer, and editor, talks to Daniel Ford about his early desire to be a writer, why he got into journalism, and what inspired him to tell his grandfather’s story in The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family.

Direct download: Episode_150_Author_and_Journalist_Tom_Shroder.mp3
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Author and screenwriter Phoef Sutton—whose screenwriting credits include “Cheers,” “Boston Legal,” and “Terriers,” and whose fiction titles include Curious Minds (written with Janet Evanovich), 15 Minutes to Live, Crush, and the upcoming Heart Attack and Vine—talks to Daniel Ford about how he broke into television, his screenwriting process, why he loves writing fiction, and why aspiring writers need to write all the time.

Direct download: Episode_149_Author_and_Screenwriter_Phoef_Sutton.mp3
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Daniel Ford and Internal Review’s Adam Vitcavagae share the Writer’s Bone crew’s reviews of Paul Beatty’s The Sellout, Liz Moore’s The Unseen World, Ben H. Winters’s Underground Airlines, Nell Zink’s Nicotine, and more!


Chris Sparling, whose credits include “Mercy,” “Buried,” and ATM,” talks to Sean Tuohy about his journey from Providence, R.I. to Hollywood, how he developed and produced his early films, how his screenwriting process has evolved, and why he still feels like he has something to prove as a screenwriter, director, and filmmaker.

Direct download: Episode_148_Screenwriter_Chris_Sparling.mp3
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Singer/songwriter and rock musician Frank Turner talks to Daniel Ford about his current tour, his writing process, and how he keeps pushing the boundaries to deliver something listeners haven't heard yet.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Musician_Frank_Turner.mp3
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Randi Mayem Singer, whose screenwriting credits include “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Tooth Fairy,” talks about her early love of writing, how she went from journalism to screenwriting, writing original material versus taking assignments, and the questions she has to answer before writing any script.

Direct download: Episode_147_Screenwriter_Randi_Mayem_Singer.mp3
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Alex Kava, best-selling author of the Maggie O’Dell and Ryder Creed series, talks to Daniel Ford about quitting her job to pursue writing, the affectation and appreciation she has for her readers, and what inspired her recent novel Reckless Creed.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Best-Selling_Author_Alex_Kava.mp3
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Michael Fuller and Graham Gordy, creators of Cinemax's new show "Quarry," talk to Sean Tuohy about how they brought Max Allan Collins's Quarry to life on the screen, recreating the 1970s, and why the Vietnam veterans' experience plays a central role in their show.

Direct download: Episode_146_Quarry_Creators_Michael_Fuller_and_Graham_Gordy.mp3
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We’ll now be featuring our favorite books from the past month on Friday Morning Coffee! In this episode, Daniel Ford reviews Louie Cronin’s Everyone Loves You Back, Tyler Dilts’s Come Twilight, Paul Tremblay’s Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, Curtis Sittenfeld’s Eligibile, Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer, and Meg Abbott’s You Will Know Me.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Septembers_Books_That_Should_Be_On_Your_Radar_.mp3
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Kasey Lansdale, country music artist and author, talks to Sean Tuohy about how she’s always wanted to be an entertainer, what it’s like working with her father (author Joe Lansdale), and her new EP “Leave Her Wild.”

Direct download: Episode_145_Country_Music_Artist_and_Author_Kasey_Lansdale.mp3
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Daniel Paisner, author of A Single Happened Thing and co-author of Ron Darling’s Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life, talks to Daniel Ford about how he became interested in storytelling, how an obscure baseball player inspired his recent novel, his love for the Mets, and why aspiring authors need to read widely to be successful.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Author_Daniel_Paisner.mp3
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Lexi Alexander, whose credits include “Punisher: War Zone,” “Lifted,” and “Green Street Hooligans,” talks to Sean Tuohy about how she got her start in filmmaking, why martial arts are an important part of her identity, and fighting against Hollywood’s diversity issues.

Direct download: Episode_144_Filmmaker_Lexi_Alexander.mp3
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Adam Vitcavage, a contributing editor to Writer’s Bone and host of the recently launched pop culture podcast Internal Review, talks to Daniel Ford about being a storyteller at a young age, his favorite books of 2016 (so far), and his mission to shed light on up-and-coming musicians and authors.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Internal_Review_Adam_Vitcavage.mp3
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Tyler Dilts, author of the widely popular Long Beach Homicide series, talks to Sean Tuohy about his new book Come Twilight, his plans for the series, how he's gone about developing his characters, taking time to appreciate the world he's built, and, of course, Danny Beckett's favorite food haunts.

Direct download: Episode_143_Long_Beach_Homicide_Series_Author_Tyler_Dilts.mp3
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Inspired by this week’s podcast interview with Scott Mosier, Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss how screenwriters and authors can still effectively surprise a media-saturated audience. The pair also chat about the different hustles involved in screenwriting and fiction writing, the right way to deal with literary jealousy, and what projects they are currently working on.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_The_Art_of_Surprising_Your_Audience.mp3
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Producer/screenwriter/movie manimal Scott Mosier, whose credits include “Clerks,” "Good Will Hunting," “Chasing Amy,” “Dogma,” “Milius,” “A Band Called Death,” and “Ultimate Spider-Man,” talks to Sean Tuohy about what inspired him to get into filmmaking, the differences between producing a documentary versus a feature, exploring other storytelling mediums to inform your own work, and the challenge filmmakers face trying to surprise today’s media-saturated moviegoers. 

Direct download: Episode_142_Producer_and_Screenwriter_Scott_Mosier.mp3
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Social media comedian James Breakwell talks to Sean Tuohy about how he got started on Twitter, what it takes to craft a successful joke online, dealing with joke thieves and trolls, landing a book deal, and what the future holds.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Social_Media_Comedian_James_Breakwell.mp3
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Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of the wonderfully heartfelt Be Frank With Me, talks to Daniel Ford about the typewriter that inspired her to become a writer, her writing process, how she shopped her debut novel, and what’s she’s learned while promoting Be Frank With Me.

Direct download: Episode_141_Julia_Claiborne_Johnson.mp3
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Richard Dalglish, author of Day Of The Fastle and editor at 7-11 Press, talks to Daniel Ford about how he got into writing, what inspired his debut novel, and why authors must remember to focus on craftsmanship.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Author_Richard_Dalglish.mp3
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Welcome back to a smoky, feverish, soon-to-be a bonfire episode of the Writer’s Bone podcast. Today’s guest is Joe Hill, the kazoo-playin’ horror raconteur responsible for such tales as Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, and The Fireman. Hill talks to Sean Tuohy about how he wanted to explore a different kind of female strength in The Fireman’s heroine Harper Grayson, being more comfortable in his own skin as an author, and, of course, pop culture.

Direct download: Episode_140_Horror_Author_Joe_Hill.mp3
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Thomas Olde Heuvelt, whose novel Hex recently debuted in the United States, talks to Sean Tuohy about wanting to become a storyteller at an early age, what the process is for translating a book like Hex into multiple languages, getting the chance to rework the novel for an American audience, and how he plans to scare readers in his next book.

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Edward Neumeier, the screenwriter behind the original “Robocop” and “Starship Troopers” talks to Sean Tuohy about how he got into screenwriting, writing and selling “Rococop” as a spec script, and his career in Hollywood.

Direct download: Episode_139_Screenwriter_Edward_Neumeier.mp3
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Washington Post national security reporter Joby Warrick, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, talks to Daniel Ford about why he pursued journalism, what led to the rise of al-Zarqawi and ISIS, and the value of debating foreign policy issues during a Presidential campaign.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Pulitzer_Prize-Winning_Journalist_Joby_Warrick.mp3
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Kat Howard, author of Rose and Rot, talks to Sean Tuohy about getting bit by “a radioactive fairy tale,” her writing process, and what inspired her debut novel.

Direct download: Episode_138_Roses_and_Rot_Author_Kat_Howard.mp3
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Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of The New York Times best-seller Seinfeldia, talks to Daniel Ford about what inspired her to write the book, the blurred line between reality and the show, and what television show is next on her agenda.

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“Star Trek Beyond” screenwriter Doug Jung talks to Sean Tuohy about writing with Simon Pegg, balancing fan service with telling a good story, characters he loved writing for, and how a tight deadline kept the writing process on track.

Direct download: Episode_137_Star_Trek_Beyond_Screenwriter_Doug_Jung.mp3
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Horror authors Joe Hill, Kat Howard, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, and Paul Tremblay talk to Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy before their recent appearance at Brookline Booksmiths in Brookline, Mass.

The panel discusses how they got into storytelling, why they decided to dive into the horror genre, and what inspired their recent novels.


Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss what goes into picking their next reads.

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Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards and Why We Came to the City, talks to Gary Almeter about what inspired his beautiful prologue, how he juggled so many characters (including New York City), and how living in a big city influences his writing.

Direct download: Episode_135_Author_Kristopher_Jansma.mp3
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The Nerd Blogger returns! She digs into the history of American comic books and explores why people love superheroes.

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#NicestGuyinHollywood Doug Richardson returns to talk to Sean Tuohy about what drives his character Lucky Dey, why he loves writing about the Los Angeles he experiences, and newest Lucky yarn Reaper.

Direct download: Episode_133_Reaper_Author_Doug_Richardson.mp3
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Mark Tompkins, author of The Last Days of Magic, talks to Daniel Ford about overcoming a learning disability, what inspired his debut novel, and why writers need to practice their craft every day.

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Grant Blackwood, author of the Briggs Tanner series, co-author of the Fargo Adventure Series with Clive Cussler, co-author of the Tucker Wayne series with James Rollins, and co-author of Dead or Alive with Tom Clancy, talks to Sean Tuohy about his path to writing, his approach to Jack Ryan Jr. and the Tom Clancy universe in the recently published Duty and Honor, and why persistence is the key ingredient to being a successful writer.

Direct download: Episode_132_Best_Selling_Author_Grant_Blackwood.mp3
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Faith Salie, Emmy-winning contributor to “CBS News Sunday,” a panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me,” host of PBS's, “Science Goes To The Movies,” and author of Approval Junkie, talks to Sean Tuohy about what inspired her to write a book, why she loved playing with an unlimited word count, and how becoming a mother changed her life.

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Today, we welcome two of founders of The Queens Bookshop Initiative, whose aim is to bring a second bookstore back to Queens, N.Y.

As of this recording, the group's Kickstarter campaign has raised close to $69,000 of its $70,000 goal with 28 hours to go. Time is running out, so if you haven't done so already, donate before you listen. And then donate more after you listen!

Direct download: Episode_131_The_Queens_Bookshop.mp3
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J. Todd Scott, author of The Far Empty, talks to Daniel Ford about what inspired him to start writing, his path to publishing his debut novel, his music and bourbon recommendations, and his advice to other up-and-coming authors.

Direct download: Episode_130_Author_J_Todd_Scott.mp3
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Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (available June 21), talks to Daniel Ford about coming late to the writing party, his scattershot writing process, and what it’s like to scare the hell out of Stephen King.

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Steve Hamilton, author of The Second Life of Nick Mason and the Alex McKnight series, talks to Sean Tuohy about leading a double life during his early writing career, how much research goes into his character development, and what’s next for Nick Mason.

Direct download: Episode_129_Edgar_Award-Winning_Novelist_Steve_Hamilton.mp3
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Before this week’s live podcast with Mr. Rory Flynn, Sean Tuohy talked to Daniel Ford about his short story “Born to Lose,” which was recently featured on Writer’s Bone’s "Authors Out Loud" series. Tuohy discusses what inspired the story and what’s next for beach bum detective Cohen.

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Today's episode features Mr. Rory Flynn, author of Third Rail and Dark Horse, which is available wherever books are sold starting today. Flynn talks about how much of himself ends up in his main character Eddy Harkness, the future of the series, and why he loves living in and writing about Boston.

Direct download: Episode_128_Dark_Horse_Author_Rory_Flynn.mp3
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While most wild-eyed writers can barely find the on button to the coffeemaker at 5:30 a.m., today’s guest, author Bill Beverly, is hard at work crafting fiction.

Beverly also talked to Daniel Ford about his feline assistant and what inspired his debut novel Dodgers.

(Photo credit: Olive Beverly)

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Matthew Norman, author of We’re All Damaged (available June 1) and Domestic Violets, talks to Gary Almeter about the difficulties writing a second novel, how he developed the character of Andy Carter, his use of pop culture references, and what’s cool about Omaha, Neb.

Direct download: Episode_127_Were_All_Damaged_Author_Matthew_Norman.mp3
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Nathaniel Philbrick, the best-selling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and Bunker Hill, talks to Daniel Ford about how he caught the history bug and what inspired his new book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution.

Direct download: Episode_126_Best-Selling_Author_and_Historian_Nathaniel_Philbrick.mp3
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Melanie Padgett Powers, founder of Mel Edits, stops by to chat about starting off as a newspaper reporter, how she landed in Washington D.C., and why she decided to start her own business. She also reveals her editing pet peeves!

To learn more about Melanie Padgett Powers, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @MelEdits. Also read her essay “Stop Calling Yourself A Freelancer.”


Richard Russo, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls and Nobody’s Fool, talks to Daniel Ford about his late start into storytelling, how Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher and a quirky local news story inspired him to return to Sully and North Bath in Everybody’s Fool, and why aspiring authors need to want it so much more in today’s publishing market.

Direct download: Episode_125_Pulitzer_Prize-Winning_Author_Richard_Russo.mp3
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Author Billy Coffey talks to Daniel Ford about his early influences, his writing process, and what inspired his new novel There Will Be Stars.

Direct download: Episode_124_Author_Billy_Coffey.mp3
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Michelle McNamara, founder and editor of TrueCrimeDiary.com, was an early guest on our show. Her passion for writing and true crime reporting was undeniable, and she was incredibly gracious to two aspiring writers who had just ventured into podcasting. Her answers to our questions were thoughtful, insightful, and inspiring. Sadly, McNamara passed away on April 28 at the age of 46. We thought of no better way to honor her memory and service to the craft of writing and reporting than to remaster our original interview and share it with our listeners. She was a terrific guest, and she will be missed.

Direct download: Remembering_Michelle_McNamara.mp3
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Rachel Harper, author of This Side of Providence, talks to Daniel Ford about her literary influences, how she’s connecting the next generation to classic literature, how her observation skills fuel her prose, and why she set her novel in Providence, R.I.

Direct download: Episode_123_This_Side_of_Providence_Author_Rachel_Harper.mp3
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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy talk about their love for pulpy novels and how they influence their work.

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We all have those people in our lives. They have “wonderful ideas” that they think should end up as your next novel or screenplay. Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss what writers should do with these ideas.

The pair also spent Patriot’s Day going off on tangents featuring what they’re reading, good distractions while writing, query letters, superhero musicals, and constructive criticism.

Direct download: Episode_122__Hey_I_ve_Got_This_Great_Idea_You_Should_Write_About.m4a
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Screenwriter Alan Trustman, whose credits include “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “Bullitt,” talks to Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford about his early career as a lawyer, writing for Hollywood legend Steve McQueen, his recently published autobiography, Jai Alai, and missing the screenwriting business.

Direct download: Episode_121_Bullitt_Screenwriter_Alan_Trustman.m4a
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The Nerd Blogger returns with a spoiler-y review of “Batman v Superman.”

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Daniel Ford and Dave Pezza discuss how they sometimes write better in their heads than on the page. The pair also talks about writing dialogue, their short story plans, and what’s on their reading lists. 

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Lois Lowry, author of such children’s classics as The Giver and Number the Stars, talks to Sean Tuohy about how she became a storyteller, her readers’ ongoing fascination with The Giver, and how she goes about crafting a story.

Direct download: Episode_119_Author_Lois_Lowry_.mp3
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“Guardians of the Galaxy” screenwriter Nicole Perlman talks to Sean Tuohy about how her family supported her early writing efforts, how she strives to stay original while writing for a franchise, and why screenwriters need to be open to constructive criticism.

Direct download: Episode_118_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_Screenwriter_Nicole_Perlman.mp3
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The Nerd Blogger shares 10 classic comic book films. 

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Author Tommy Wallach talks to Daniel Ford about his evolution as a writer, the Young Adult market, and what inspired his recently published novel Thanks for the Trouble.

Direct download: Episode_116_Author_Tommy_Wallach.mp3
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Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss how their recent experiences reading subpar fiction helped them improve their craft. 

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_How_Reading_Crap_Can_Improve_Your_Writing.mp3
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Screenwriter and author Scott Frank talks to Sean Tuohy about making the transition from scripts to novels for his recently debuted thriller Shaker. Frank also discusses his screenwriting career, adapting Elmore Leonard and Charles Willeford to the big screen, why he decided to tackle a western for Netflix, and why writers can never give up.

Direct download: Episode_115_Screenwriter_and_Author_Scott_Frank.mp3
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Sean Tuohy still doesn’t get a cup of coffee, but he does get a writing assignment from Daniel Ford after the two talk about how personal memories can influence their writing.

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Screenwriter James Vanderbilt talks to Sean Tuohy about “Basic,” how he developed his screenwriting voice, why outlining is important, how David Fincher became attached to “Zodiac,” and his most recent movie “Truth.” Sean also professes his undying love for “The Losers.”

Direct download: Episode_114_Screenwriter_James_Vanderbilt.mp3
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Screenwriters Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt return to the podcast to talk about “London Has Fallen,” things all screenwriters need to do to become successful, and some of the surreal moments they’ve experienced in Hollywood.


Author Raphael Montes talks to Daniel Ford about how Arthur Conan Doyle helped him fall in love with writing, his decision to pursue crime fiction, and what inspired the dark tale featured in the recently debuted Perfect Days.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Perfect_Days_Author_Raphael_Montes.m4a
Category:writing -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford gather around a creaky kitchen table, pound a few beers, and discuss how over-editing can hurt a writer’s work. 

Direct download: Episode_112_Can_Over-Editing_Hurt_Your_Writing.m4a
Category:writing -- posted at: 8:05am EDT

Jay Atkinson, author of Massacre on the Merrimack, talks to Daniel Ford about his mentor Harry Crews, his research and writing process (yellow legal pads play a starring role), and what inspired his narrative featuring Hannah Duston’s thrilling, and bloody, escape from her Native American captors.

Direct download: Episode_111_Author_Jay_Atkinson.m4a
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

The Nerd Blogger returns to discuss the greatest relationship in comic book history: Batman and the Joker

Direct download: Episode_110_The_Greatest_Relationship_in_Comics.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Sam Slaughter, author of the upcoming short story collection God in Neon, talks to Daniel Ford about his writing process, how to deal with rejection, and why it’s important for every writer to find a writing community.

Direct download: Episode_109_Author_Sam_Slaughter.m4a
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Dave Pezza talks to Daniel Ford about Rod Serling’s prolific writing for “The Twilight Zone,” his unabashed love for “Rick and Morty,” and Ernest Hemingway’s misunderstood feminism.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_An_Ode_to_The_Twilight_Zone.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

In this guest podcast, Only Nerds Allowed founder Atalie Garcia gives aspiring nerds the tools they need to achieve comic book glory.

Direct download: Episode_108_So_You_Wanna_Be_A_Comic_Book_Nerd.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Screenwriter Doug Jung talks to Sean Tuohy about how he developed his love of movies, his early “Confidence” scripts, and working with Simon Pegg on “Star Trek Beyond.”

Direct download: Episode_107_Screenwriter_Doug_Jung.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Stephanie Schaefer joins Daniel Ford to dish on her favorite movies and television from the past year (including “Brooklyn,” “Take Me Home,” "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," and “Sisters”), the quasi-“Friends” reunion, and the Netflix shows she’s looking forward to in the spring.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Boston_Tea_Party.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Author Matthew J. Hefti talks to Daniel Ford about his early dreams of becoming a writer, serving his country, his writing process, and what it felt like to publish his debut novel A Hard and Heavy Thing.

Direct download: Episode_106_Author_Matthew_J._Hefti.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Daniel Ford talks to Dave Pezza about getting back into a writing/reading groove, Elmore Leonard, “Star Wars,” and the deaths of Alan Rickman, David Bowie, and Glenn Frey.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Burning_the_Midnight_Oil.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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