The Writerly Life podcast will share short, regular writing tips and micro-interviews with writers I admire. We’ll talk about how to keep the fires of creativity burning, even during difficult times; we’ll 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.

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