Writer's Bone

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
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy talk about their love for pulpy novels and how they influence their work.

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

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
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

The Nerd Blogger returns with a spoiler-y review of “Batman v Superman.”

Direct download: Episode_120_Nerd_Bloggers_Review_of_Batman_v_Superman.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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. 

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

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
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

“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
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

1