102 – Author Spotlight: Matt Ruff

July 19, 2017 0

un_ruffMatt Ruff has been writing fiction and winning awards since the release of Fool on the Hill in 1988. His latest, Lovecraft Country, won us over with its mix of well-versed horror and social commentary. Chris, Chia and George talk to Matt about his books, his process and what comes next.

100 – Relationships in Fiction

July 6, 2017 0

Unreliable NarratorsSurprise! It’s our 100th episode! Yes, we know, it may not look like it due to our confusing numbering scheme, which ends now! Celebrate with us as we discuss relationships in fiction, primarily platonic and unlikely friendships that have inspired us in reading and writing. Champagne in the lobby.

79.0 – Alyx Dellamonica and Kelly Robson

June 29, 2017 0

un_dellarobsonThis week we’re load-testing Skype! All four narrators join a discussion with the dramatic writing duo, Alyx Dellamonica and Kelly Robson. Our guests discuss their individual successes as well as their decision to move from Vancouver to Toronto–and other amazing benefits of an all-writer household.

77.0 – Author Spotlight: Brooke Bolander

June 15, 2017 0

un_bolanderBrooke Bolander‘s short fiction has been nominated for Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Theodore Sturgeon awards. Next year, she moves into longer fiction with her Tor.com debut, The Only Harmless Great Thing. Join us for a discussion of her fiction and her influences. Alcohol may be involved.

76.0 – Writing Advice: Yea or Nay?

June 8, 2017 0

un_gameChris, Cath and George compete for fabulous prizes, live from our studio in Burbank! Actually we aren’t live, aren’t in Burbank, and there are no prizes other than shared wisdom. But it’s a fun time, honest!

Write what you know, kill your darlings, don’t use adverbs. We’ve all heard the old chestnuts of writing advice that get passed around like second nature. But can these kernels of wisdom survive a round of Writing Advice: Yea or Nay?

75.0 – Pamela Dean and WishKnish

June 1, 2017 0

un_deanCath fangirls up a storm in the presence of one of her favorite authors, Pamela Dean. The Tam Lin author reflected on her work and influences during a break in the action at MiniCon. BONUS: Cath also sits down with Lisa Gus, co-founder of WishKnish, a new service to connect authors with like-minded readers.

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