Thu, 24 May 2018
Francesca Lia Block, author of more than 25 books, including seminal YA novel Weetzie Bat, talks about her most recent book, THE THORN NECKLACE, a memoir-driven guide to healing through the craft of writing. Francesca talks about meshing her life with that of her most favorite character, shares some incredibly useful writing exercises, and talks about *when* to do research.
Francesca Lia Block Show Notes
Linda Venis, former head of the UCLA extension Writers Program
H.D., “Sea Rose”
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Fairies in the Kitchen: The Weetzie Bat Cookbook by Carmen Staton and Francesca Lia Block
The Midnight Disease by Alice W. Flaherty
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Tue, 22 May 2018
Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, soon-to-be-married couple and co-authors of debut, ALWAYS NEVER YOURS (out now!), talk about the joke that brought them together, having co-writing modeled for them by Emily’s parents, and the fact that “whom” will never be in a YA contemporary.
Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley Show Notes
Cormac and Marianne Wibberley, screenwriting couple who wrote films such as National Treasure
Why Won’t You Date Me (podcast) with Nicole Byer
21 Jump Street (movie)
Mon, 21 May 2018
Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of LEAH ON THE OFF BEAT, SIMON VERSUS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA, and co-author of WHAT IF IT’S US, with Adam Silvera, due out in October. Becky talks about how seeing Simon become a movie made her want to write more cinematically, how good AND bad news can be paralyzing while you are revising on deadline, her number one OTP, and retconning her own series and characters.
Becky Albertalli Show Notes
Tue, 15 May 2018
Victoria Aveyard, whose latest novel, WAR STORM, is the final volume in the New York Times best-selling RED QUEEN series, talks about how Harry Potter led her to value fat books, balancing fan expectations with the demands of story, promo vs. creative mode, and staying hydrated on planes.
Victoria Aveyard 2.0 Show Notes
Victoria Aveyard’s first First Draft podcast
Suzie Townsend (literary agent)
Avengers: Infinity War (movie)
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Mark Duplass interview on Pete Holmes’ You Made it Weird Podcast
Tue, 8 May 2018
Tue, 1 May 2018
Tori Hill and Shane Pangburn, producers of YALLWEST, Show Notes
Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia
Lewis Peterson, co-author of Cats vs. Robots with Margaret Stohl