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DIY MFA Radio Episode 136: Adventures in Metafiction — Interview with Dale Wiley

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In this week’s podcast episode, Gabriela Pereira interviews author Dale Wiley about the writing process, metafiction, and his latest book: Southern Gothic. Listen in to hear them talk about: how metafiction works, how you can use it to tell your story, and which pitfalls you need to avoid. They also tackle the tricky subject of how to write about writing, why it’s not always a good strategy, but how you can do it right. Plus, you’ll hear Dale share his number one tip for writers.

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Dale Wiley Answers Our Burning Questions about ‘Southern Gothic’ and Anderson Cooper!

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Southern Gothic by Dale Wiley (Vesuvian Media) is on sale now and if we’re being honest, it’s a pretty interesting read with an intriguing plot and an ending that will knock your socks off! Want to know more about how Wiley came up with the idea for the novel and what Anderson Cooper has to do with the story?! Find out below. BookTrib: What inspired you to write Southern Gothic? Dale Wiley: I really didn’t have any ideas jumping out at me, and I just decided to try to write a book I would have loved to read. I loved playing with the novel within a novel, and I loved trying to work within the tradition of a “southern” novel. BT:…

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Interview with Dale Wiley and Southern Gothic (Video)

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Aspiring author Meredith Harper owns the hottest bookstore in Savannah. Michael Black is her favorite writer—long thought dead—until he mysteriously approaches Meredith with a new manuscript, and a most unusual offer. Meredith can keep the manuscript to herself, or publish it under her own name. Her decision results in a bestseller, but the novel contains a coded secret; one that will put her on trial for murder and in hiding from “the blood stalker,” proving too late that making a deal with the devil comes at a heavy price.     ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dale Wiley has had a character named after him on CSI, owned a record label, been interviewed by Bob Edwards on NPR’s Morning Edition and made…

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How Reading at Summer Camp Led Dale Wiley to Write ‘Southern Gothic’

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I trace the moment I really became a reader to Fountain Campground near Washington, Georgia. We went there every year, on our annual trips to Georgia to see my mom’s family, and although I read voraciously all the way through school, I have to say I thought it was uncool … until I saw all those pretty girls at camp reading. My mind changed in an instant. Camp meetings in the South are almost as old as America, places where people go to church services and find ways to disconnect from the modern world. For me, a tall and skinny teen nowhere near growing into my body, younger than many of the other kids who stayed on the campground, I…

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