Novelists Swan Huntley and Affinity Konar on Writers on Writing

Debut novelist Swan Huntley, author of We Could Be Beautiful talks with co-host Nicole Nelson about how writing in the first person allows her to explore the space between what a character is telling us and what we know to be true, how she came to the realization that her original ending wasn’t right for the story, and how she discovered her process as an outliner.

In the second half, novelist Affinity Konar, author of Mischling, talks about how her story grew from hearing dialogue in her head between twins, about going “sound-first” into words, and thus being drawn to the word “Mischling” in spite of its ugly meaning and history, and her writing advice to honor your obsessions.

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[Note: Swan Huntley’s reading selection was cut down due to audio issues; therefore, her reading starts in the middle of her first chapter, not the beginning.]

(Broadcast date: September 14, 2016)

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