Keeping a Notebook
By Nina LaCour
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A podcast on writing that explores the craft of fiction, answers listeners' questions, and provides strategies for a fulfilling writing practice and creative life, hosted by award-winning novelist Nina LaCour.
||CleanThe Possibility of Invention||Nina answers a listener's question on writing a novel based on real events and explores ideas of truth and expansiveness in fiction.||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen You Act on a Dream: Part Two||In Episode 5, Nina turns to three people who inspire her for the stories of how they started their own endeavors. In Part Two, we hear from a journalist/novelist/podcaster about her ten year journey to publishing her first novel and the podcast that hel||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen You Act on a Dream: Part One||In Episode 5, Nina turns to three people who inspire her for the stories of how they started their own endeavors. In Part One, we hear from a shop owner and a bread baker.||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow We See & What We Write||We all have our own ways of seeing and understanding the world. This episode dives deep into the ways our perspectives shift as we grow up, and how embracing our unique ways of seeing can lead to our most authentic writing.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFor When You Feel Stuck In Your Writing||We all have trouble getting started sometimes. This episode is for when you're stuck in a major way with your writing, or when you simply need a way back into your story. It's full of questions and strategies to help you start writing.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll the Story You Need||In which Nina answers a listener's question about how to weave plot into character-driven novels, and shares her own journey toward understanding that a quiet story can be all the story you need.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Want it Back||A look at early inspiration and a call to do our best work during difficult times.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer||Welcome to Keeping a Notebook—a podcast on writing For the next eight weeks I’ll being taking a deep look at the creative process. Answering questions on craft issues like character and plot, and discussing what it means to be a writer in tumultuou||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
What I needed when I needed it
I've listened to 3 episodes and I'm hooked. I feel such affinity for Nina and her careful, well thought out words - her voice has brightened the darker places in my writer's soul and I am truly grateful that she decided to make this podcast.
These episodes always seem like they should feel short because they are short. But Nina packs so much insight and helpful advice into every episode, by the end I feel like I’ve received like, an hour of content.
If you already listen to a bunch of writing podcasts, this one feels like a palate cleanser - each episode so focused and kind. If you don’t listen to any writing podcasts, this would be a great one to start with. Thank you, Nina!!
The perfect way to begin a day of writing
Love how inspired and motivated I feel after listening to this podcast. I feel like Nina is right behind me, giving me an encouraging pat on the back. This is a treasure for anyone who loves to write.