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Writer’s Bone Podcast Speaks with Elliot Ackerman, Author of ‘Dark at the Crossing’

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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. In this episode, Dave Pezza speaks with Elliot Ackerman about his writing.  In this episode of Writer’s Bone, Elliot Ackerman, author of Green on Blue and the recently published Dark at the Crossing, talks to Dave Pezza about toggling between journalism and fiction, painting an honest and realistic portrait of the Middle East, developing characters who feel real, and why it takes guts to write. Recently at BookTrib, we learned more about Ackerman’s inspiration and the sorrows of war and family in a…

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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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DIY MFA Radio Episode 117: The Slow Descent of the Anti-Hero — Interview with Teddy Wayne

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In this interview, Gabriela Pereira speaks with author Teddy Wayne about his latest novel, Loner, and the deep psychological immersion he used to get inside the mind of the anti-hero in that book. Teddy and Gabriela also discuss favorite books and movies, whether writing can be taught, what writers can do to improve their skills, and how to go beyond shorthand cliches and find imagery that truly resonates with readers. Listen in to the conversation below and visit DIYMFA.com/117 for more detailed show notes.

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