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Gabriela Pereira

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Gabriela Pereira earned her MFA from The New School, in New York. While undercover as a graduate student, she learned the inside scoop on MFA programs, invented a slew of writing tools all her own, and developed a new, more effective way for writers to learn their craft. Now she wants to share this discovery and help writers around the world get the “knowledge without the college.” She is represented by Jeff Kleinman at Folio Literary Management and her book about DIY MFA was published in spring 2016 from Writer’s Digest Books.

DIY MFA: Mother-Daughter Writing Team Gina Cascone and Bryony Williams Sheppard

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In this episode, Gabriela Pereira interviews mother-daughter author team Gina Cascone and Bryony Williams Sheppard. They discuss Around the World Right Now, the picture book multicultural adventure around the world’s 24 time zones. Gina and Bryony take us through the creation of their book sharing with us how to craft a story that is not only entertaining to children but helps them learn, and how writing a picture book is not only one of the most difficult challenges for writers but also one of the most rewarding. For more detailed show notes, visit DIYMFA.com/161. In the timeless picture book Around the World Right Now, Cascone and Sheppard take young readers on a journey across the world to experience the people, places, and…

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DIY MFA: Sitting in with Katherine Nouri Hughes

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This week, Gabriela Pereira sits down with Katherine Nouri Hughes to speak with her about her newest novel that is about to hit stores, The Mapmaker’s Daughter at age 67! You can listen to some amazing details that you may have wanted to know about her novel, such as the historical framework of the novel and the craft of writing the truth in fiction through your own experiences. This involves taking something historical and creating an exciting and believable novel. She also discusses other subjects that would be helpful to anyone who is looking to sit down and write, such as how to keep the proportions of your story’s narrative in check, how to be calm and relaxed when you are writing,…

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DIY MFA: Character Relationships that Resonate with Jane Green

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This week, Gabriela Pereira interviews New York Times bestselling author Jane Green about her latest novel The Sunshine Sisters, a story with such intricate character relationships that it’s far more than a beach read. Jane Green is the author of eighteen novels, seventeen of which are New York Times bestsellers. Her novels have been published in over 25 languages, with over ten million books in print worldwide. In the past, she joined the ABC News Team to help write their first enhanced digital book about the history of Royal marriages, and then joined as a correspondent covering the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. Not only has she spent her time writing books and blogs, but she has also contributed…

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DIY MFA Podcast: Interview With Joseph Finder

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In this episode Gabriela Pereira interviews author Joseph Finder about his latest thriller, The Switch. Joseph’s novel is a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller about how one misstep in an airport can land an ordinary man right in the cross hairs of government secrets and ruthless political ambition. In this interview, Joseph gives us a window into how he crafts a suspense novel with a mistaken identity archetype and how to create an antagonist who readers can’t help but like. He talks about how to create an unlikeable character that is relatable to readers, keep a story gripping, and create a sense of reality in a suspense novel. For more detailed show notes go to: DIYMFA.com/158 ABOUT DIY MFA Here’s a secret no…

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DIY MFA Episode 156: Interview with Courtney Maum, Author of Touch

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In this episode of DIY MFA, Gabriela Pereira interviews author Courtney Maum about her novel, Touch. Courtney’s novel is a satirical, but moving story, that shines a light on the overuse of electronics in our world and how a shift toward in-person interaction is needed to reboot and preserve our intuition. In this interview, Courtney gives insight into how she crafted a strange, yet believable world, in Touch and how we can preserve our creativity and intuition with a shift toward in-person interaction in our own lives. For  detailed show notes, visit: DIYMFA.com/156 ABOUT DIY MFA Here’s a secret no one ever tells you. The typical MFA (Master of Fine Arts) boils down to one simple formula: Writing + Reading +…

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