The Podcast

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About the Podcast


The Writerly Bites podcast shares short, regular writing tips and micro-interviews with writers I admire. We talk about how to keep the fires of creativity burning, even during difficult times; we share our favorite quick and dirty tips for making a manuscript better in ten minutes or less; and we’ll offer inside info into the process of writing, revising, and publishing writing.

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19: Use the ABDCE Method

March 2, 2021

This week, try using a classic five-act structure to give your story some shape.

Book recommendation: Leave the World Behind, by Rumaan Alam Read more

18: Try a Roving Perspective

February 23, 2021

This week, I’m talking about switching up your point of view. Read more

17: Self-Doubt Doesn’t Create Anything

February 16, 2021

This week, I’m offering some tough love to writers and talking about how self-doubt doesn’t get things written. Read more

16: Don’t Punch Down

February 9, 2021

This week, take some advice from comedians and don’t punch down.

Book recommendation: CHEMISTRY, by Weike Wang. Read more

My novel, The Devoted

I’m Blair Hurley and I’m a novelist and short story writer. My debut novel, The Devoted, was published in 2018. I’ve had short stories published in Electric Literature, The Georgia Review, West Branch, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. I teach creative writing and love sharing the writing hacks, tips, and secrets I’ve learned over the years to make my writing life more productive.