Writers on Writing
By Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
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weekly podcast on writing and getting published
||CleanPam Jenoff & Soniah Kamal on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||Historical fiction writer Pam Jenoff joins Marrie Stone to talk about her latest novel, The Lost Girls of Paris. In an interview full of craft advice for writers, Pam shares her tips for research, structure, voice, inspiration and more. In the second ha||3/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVanessa McGrady and Glen Erik Hamilton with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing||Memoirist Vanessa McGrady, author of Rock Needs River, and novelist Glen Erik Hamilton, author of Mercy River talk about the art, craft, and business of writing their new books. Download audio. (Broadcast date: March 6, 2019)||3/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovelist & Screenwriter Amanda Sthers, KUCI-FM in Irvine, CA||Amanda Sthers, author of Holy Lands (Bloomsbury) talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about her new epistolary novel and why she starts with the ending. Download audio. (Broadcast date: February 27, 2019)||3/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher Castellani and Susan Shapiro on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||Novelist Christopher Castellani, author of Leading Men, and Susan Shapiro, author of The Byline Bible, join Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on the show to talk about the art, craft, and business of writing. Download audio. (Broadcast date: Feb. 13, 2019)||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTom Barbash on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||Tom Barbash, novelist and short story writer, joins Marrie Stone for the hour to discuss his latest novel, The Dakota Winters. Tom shares his research, his background in journalism, his secret to creating compelling short stories and more. We learn a li||2/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPam Houston with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||Pam Houston, author of Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about writing on airplanes, setting, balancing life with writing, finding structure, and more. Download audio (Jan. 30, 2019)||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTim O'Brien joins Marrie Stone on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||Iconic Vietnam War novelist and short story writer Tim O'Brien (author of The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods, Going After Cacciato, and more) joins Marrie Stone for the hour to talk about memory, truth, storytelling, mortality and more. O||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid R. Gillham and Janet Clare with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||David R. Gillham, author of Annelies, a novel based on Anne Frank and who would she might have been had she lived, and Janet Clare, author of the novel, Time is the Longest Distance, about a woman who learns her father is an Aussie, and goes to find||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJenn Stroud Rossmann and June Casagrande on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||Debut novelist Jenn Stroud Rossmann joins Marrie Stone to talk about her novel, The Place You're Supposed to Laugh. She shares her insights on how she unpacked the novel, writing from a young, black male's point of view, and how her work as a mechanical||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiane Moriarty & Mark Russell Gelade on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||Bestselling author Liane Moriarty joins Marrie Stone to talk about her latest novel, Nine Perfect Strangers. She shares her process, her weaknesses, and her affinity for multiple points of view, among many other things. In the second half, Mark Russell||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActor Omid Abtahi on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM in OC, California, with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett||Actor Omid Abtahi, featured in American Gods, Boys of Abu Ghraib, Homeland, Argo, etcetera etcetera, spends the hour with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett. They talk about the creative process, his roles, and how it all begins with the word. Download audio. (Bro||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMemoirist Beth M. Howard with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||Memoirist Beth M. Howard, author of Hausfrau Honeymoon, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about her new memoir, a prequel to Making Piece, on KUCI-FM 88.9. The show is first broadcast from UC-Irvine Campus and later podcast on iTunes. Subscribe to t||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanet Fitch with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||Janet Fitch, author of The Revolution of Marina M, talks with Barbara about her newest novel, why she's a novelist and not a memoirist, composite characters, her undergraduate focus on Russia and her stay in Russia as a student, and so much more. Downlo||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaren Bender with Marrie Stone on Writers on Writing on KUCI, 88.9FM||Novelist and short story writer Karen Bender joins Marrie Stone to talk about her latest collection, The New Order. Bender discusses her writerly instinct to create order from chaos, and how events in the real world shape her art. She shares her "octopu||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiterary agent Betsy Amster with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||Los Angeles-based literary agent Betsy Amster talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the state of publishing, self-publishing, query letters, what she's looking for, and more. Download audio. (Broadcast date: Dec. 5, 2018)||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLos Lobos Founding Member Louie Pérez and Poet Grant Hier on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM, Irvine||Louie Pérez, founding member of the American rock band Los Lobos, and Grant Hier join Marrie Stone for a round-table discussion of poetry, lyric-writing, prose, visual arts, music and more. Hier and Pérez collaborated on the double CD Joyride: Friends||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJonathan Lethem & Deborah Gaal on Writers on Writing, 88.9 FM, at UC-Irvine||Jonathan Lethem, author of The Feral Detective, and Deborah Gaal, author of The Dream Stitcher, talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the art, craft, and business of writing. Download audio. (Broadcast date: Nov. 21, 2018)||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarie Lu and Rita Dragonette with Marrie Stone on Writers on Writing, KUCI 88.9FM||Young adult writer Marie Lu returns to "Writers on Writing" to talk with Marrie Stone about her latest duology, Warcross and Wildcard. She talks about the intersection between video gaming and her novels, how to build a compelling world, how her sketchb||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHallie Ephron and Lisa Brackmann talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing||Hallie Ephron, author of You'll Never Know, Dear, and Lisa Brackmann, author of Black Swan Rising, talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the art, craft, and business of writing mysteries and suspense. Download audio. (Broadcast date: Nov. 7, 2018)||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRick Moody joins Marrie Stone on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM, Irvine||Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm, Hotels of North America, and Demonology (among many other works), joins Marrie Stone to talk about taking risks, the importance of playing with form, stoking creativity, living in the world in an artist in today's Am||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndre Dubus III talks with Marrie Stone on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM, Irvine||Andre Dubus III joins Marrie Stone for the full hour to talk about his latest novel, Gone So Long. He discusses how to make the empathetic leap into characters vastly different from him, and living in the discomfort of a character who might repulse him.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiana Finck and Deborah Reed with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||Liana Finck, author of the graphic memoir, Passing for Human, and novelist Deborah Reed, author of The Days When Birds Come Back, join Barbara DeMarco-Barrett to talk about their new books and the art, craft, and business of writing. Download audio. (Br||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristina Dalcher and Donna Hilbert talk with Marrie Stone on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||Christina Dalcher, author of Vox, talks with Marrie about dystopian fiction, linguistics, the importance of language, and her love of flash fiction. She also discusses beat sheets, rough outlines, how flash fiction helps novel writing, and more. In the||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovelist Tod Goldberg and literary agent Jennie Dunham with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM||Tod Goldberg, author of Gangsterland and Gangster Nation, and NYC literary agent Jennie Dunham talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about novels, agents, publishing, and so much more. Download audio. (Broadcast date: Sept. 26, 2018) Tod will be featured at||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Very helpful as a writing tool
I love this podcast. It’s helped me motivate and implement some important things into my writing. Some other listener mentioned it’s like taking an MFA program. Well, I feel the same way. And I’m not paying student debts from learning this way. I’ve also read some great books written by interviewees on this podcast, about which I otherwise wouldn’t have known. So grateful for this podcast.
Top quality abound
Not only is the podcast to stay informed with the current book scene as they bring on outstanding talent in the writing world, the hosts love what they do and are committed to bringing their listeners a top quality production of what they love most. It’s a great listen in your car or on the porch to help pass the time and proves to be a useful tool for budding authors trying to crack the scene. I highly recommend listening and all the episodes are archived and available. Make use of this great resource.
I ❤️ this show! I learn ideas that propel my writing forward with every episode. Thank you to Marie and Barbara for this amazing podcast.