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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Vanessa Grigoriadis Explores the Sexual Revolution in Newest Novel

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BookTrib.com recently added Writer’s Bone as a new feature. Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy have been bringing us 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. In Episode 227 of Writer’s Bone, Daniel Ford sits down with Vanessa Grigoriadis to talk about her newest novel, Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus. Vanessa shares insight on what she discovered when she investigated the sexual revolution on college campuses across the United States. She also discusses the current state of journalism we face, as she is a contributing editor at The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair.  Blurred Lines is Vanessa’s first novel…

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Friday Morning Coffee Podcast: ‘Light the Dark’ Editor Joe Fassler

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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. Today, you can enjoy a Friday Morning Coffee podcast featuring Joe Fassler.  Today, Joe Fassler sits down with the Writer’s Bone own Caitlin Malcuit for an episode of Friday Morning Coffee. Faster is best known as the editor for Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process, a reporter/essayist for The Atlantic’s “By Heart” series, and his covering of politics and economics of the American food system as senior editor for The New Food Economy.  Today, he talks writers and creativity in a brand…

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The Great Inner Debate of a Novelist: To Write or Not to Write

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I constantly wondered where to start. If I even should start, or, more importantly, finish. The self-defeating, self-sabotaging question that banged around in my brain for years prevented me from really finishing the thing: “Why would anyone want to read this?” I’d ask. For a while I allowed it to deplete my motivation and steer me off track, but eventually, I came to realize that in order to accomplish one of the greater professional goals I’d set for myself way back when I was in college, I’d have to push through the chatter and get beyond the negativity. And the only way to do that was to put pen to paper, and push that instead. So in other words, simply…

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My New York Literary Agent Literally Arrived on My Doorstep

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As I was furiously writing my memoir, at times it would cross my mind what I was going to do with it when I was finished. What were the next steps in birthing a book? At my first writer’s retreat, I was told not to worry about those details but instead get it all on paper. I was obedient and wrote and wrote until I had reached 100,000 words. And then I stopped. I had gone as far as I could without specifically seeking a literary agent. So, it was “done.” I now had a full-blown project and it was time to go to the place where I find all the answers and next steps. I know it may sound…

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