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A podcast for the conversationalist. Aspiring writers, best-selling scribes, and award-winning screenwriters confront existential dread and writing angst! On our show, you can listen to your favorite authors, screenwriters, and storytellers, as well as learn about new rising stars.

May 31, 2016

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.

May 24, 2016

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.

May 20, 2016

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!

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May 16, 2016

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...

May 10, 2016

Author Billy Coffey talks to Daniel Ford about his early influences, his writing process, and what inspired his new novel There Will Be Stars.