Novelist and short story maven Jean Thompson joins Marrie Stone to give decades worth of writing advice and share a preview of her forthcoming novel, due in June 2016. Jean discusses finding the telling details, how to approach new work, when to abandon things that aren’t working, and much more. Jean in the author of six novels and six short story collections. Her collection Who Do You Love was a finalist for the National Book Award.
In the second half, writer and professor Michael Czyzniejewski joins to talk about his collection, I’ll Love You For the Rest of My Life: Break-up Stories. Mike also shares his awesome blog, Story 366, where he reviews a new short story every day in 2016. Check it out. He is full of wonderful writing advice, as well as some incredible story recommendations.
(Broadcast date: January 27, 2016)
Submitted by Marrie Stone