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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39: Seek and Destroy Your Weakest Sentence

July 21, 2021

This week, I’m starting a new mini-series on revision. First up, we’re destroying weak sentences.
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37: Respect Your Work and Organize It

July 6, 2021

In this week’s episode, I’m talking about valuing your creative writing work — and that means keeping it organized so you can make the most of it.
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36: Betray Someone

June 29, 2021

This week, think about making your character a betrayer.
Book recommendation: Jack Kerouac’s BIG SUR. Read more

35: Interview with Arif Anwar

June 22, 2021

This week, I talk with novelist Arif Anwar about getting the writing work done every day.
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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.