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‘The Last Ballad’ Author Wiley Cash Talks Writing and More

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BookTrib.com recently added Writer’s Bone to our weekly features. Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy have been bringing us weekly podcasts of discussions they have with writers about the craft of writing and what motivates them to tell a good story.  We hope you enjoy this series as much as we do. Today on Writer’s Bone, we join Daniel Ford as he speaks to the beloved Wiley Cash, author of the new novel, The Last Ballad (which is set for release today!) Wiley Cash is also the author of other well-loved novels like A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road of Mercy. They discuss some very informative subjects including how he established his storytelling work ethic, chasing Ella May’s ghost while writing The Last Ballad, what his writing students…

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Wiley Cash on the writing process (hint: character over plot)

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By Wiley Cash One question I’m asked perhaps more than any other is “What’s the hardest thing about publishing a book?” My answer is always the same: Writing a book. The publishing part was easy compared to the writing. My agent found me after reading one of my stories in a literary magazine. My agent then found my editor who purchased and published my two novels, A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy. The marketing department put out the word. The sales team got my books on the shelf. My publicist set up events and made sure I arrived on time. All I had to do was write the books, but that doesn’t mean it…

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