Lit agent Ted Weinstein talks about the current state of publishing on Writers on Writing

San Francisco-based agent Ted Weinstein talks about the current state of publishing, and offers advice to writers: Let agents find you (he talks about how), become a multimedia empire (he talks about how), new publishing models (he talks about these), and more.

(Note: There’s a bit of technical trouble toward the beginning of the interview and at the end, about 50 minutes in. It’s not you, it’s me.)

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Broadcast date: June 26, 2013)

Elinor Lipman on Writers on Writing with Barbara

Elinor Lipman, author of the novel, The View from Penthouse B, and I Can’t Complain, a collection of essays came on the show to talk about her fiction and nonfiction and more. She’s so charming, someone you’d want for your confidante, best friend, mentor, whatever!

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(Broadcast date: May 15, 2013)

Anna Quindlen & Meg Wolitzer on Writers on Writing

Guest host Marrie Stone chats with Anna Quindlen about her new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake and Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings.

Please note that Anna’s interview finishes abruptly and Meg’s interview begins mid-stream due to studio recording issues.  We apologize for the technical snafu, but the majority of both interviews were captured.  Thanks for your patience.

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(Broadcast date: April 24, 2013)

Judith Schwartz talks about Cows Save the Planet on Writers on Writing

Judith Schwartz, author of Cows Save the Plant (Chelsea Green) came on the show to talk about how cows are not only cute–they are useful in countless ways.  They’ve also been much maligned for their methane gassy ways. It’s not so! Listen to find out why.  Judy also talked about how her articles about soil and the environment segued to a book length manuscript.

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 (Broadcast date: May 8, 2013)