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Marion Roach Smith

Episode 157: Author and Memoir Coach Marion Roach Smith on Writing with Intent, and the Beauty of Observation

Author and memoir coach Marion Roach Smith talks about the importance of using your story and leveraging that to make sure that you can serve an audience with it. And she also talks about writing with intent rather than using writing prompts. Guest Bio: Marion Roach Smith is a four-time, mass-market published writer and frequent […]

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Episode 150: Shawn Coyne on the Importance of Conflict in Storytelling, Resistance, and Doing the Work

In this episode, I interview Shawn Coyne of storygrid.com. We discuss how important conflict is in storytelling, and he shares about his upbringing and why stories are so essential to the work he does and why he’s passionate about it. Guest Bio: Shawn Coyne created Story Grid to help authors tell stories that work. Shawn […]

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Anya Kamenetz

Episode 129: Anya Kamenetz, NPR’s Digital Education Reporter on Standardized Testing, Student Debt, and Writing Habits

In this episode, Anya Kamenetz, NPR’s Digital Education Reporter, shares her thoughts on the impact of her books “Generation Debt” and “The Test,” her writing habits, and book publishing. Guest Bio: Anya Kamenetz is NPR’s lead education blogger. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online […]

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