Bestselling novelist Chitra Divakaruni joins Marrie Stone to talk about her latest novel in stories, Before We Visit the Goddess. She talks about the importance of writers’ groups, the revision process, the distance necessary to write about place, the immigrant experience, how her characters have grown with her, and what subjects retain her focus and interest.
In the second half, Boris Fishman joins to talk about his novel, Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo. He shares his rules for writing authentic sex scenes, writing from a woman’s point of view, the importance of stepping outside your comfort zone as a writer, how Montana has captured his heart, and more.
(Broadcast date: April 27, 2016)