Novel Approach 9

Hosted by James Sodon with guest M. Catherine Bunton

James and Molly talk about her work writing in many genres, and her journey learning through writing. They explore Molly’s three children’s book series, with a focus on her Rainforest series, in which her colorful characters encourage kids to author their own stories both literally and figuratively. We also learn about Molly’s creative writing strategies and iterative editing process.

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Novel Approach 8 – Flash Fiction

Hosted by James Sodon with guest Maxine Beach

James and Maxine discuss the Neurotica author’s experience writing and teaching “Flash Fiction”, Smoke-long, or “short short” stories. Learn how these compressed formats are great for reaching more readers and refining a writer’s craft. A brief digression into digital media DRM and copyright leaves the hosts wishing to distribute copies of Fahrenheit 451 to select school boards. There are also great short storytelling formats in other media, including the 48 Hour Film Festival, the 24 Hour Plays (on soon in Memphis, and inspired by the 24-Hour Comics Day). Reading recommendation: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

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Novel Approach #7 – Short Stories

Hosted by James Sodon with guest Maxine Beach

James and Maxine discuss the Neurotica author’s journey from copy writing to creative writing to teaching writing. They touch on collaborative fiction and the tribulations of finding the right publisher as they go in depth on the short story format.

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Novel Approach 6

How to find a great editor

How to edit for great authors

Editing different types of work, from novels to screenplays, to speeches

Novel Approach 5

A discussion of plot, framed around HBO’s new West Wing stage production

Novel Approach 4

on the 20th & 21st century novel

How writing and storytelling processes have changed over time

Novel Approach 3

Novel issues through history

A Journal of the Plague Years

Robinson Crusoe

Moll Flanders

Pamela

Shamela

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Dracula

Frankenstein

How has writing been changed because of the novel?

Novel Approach 2

Relation between plot and story arc

Climax and denouement

Snowflake approach

Story arc: 3 parts or 5 parts

Different genres and plots

Novel Approach 1

Introduction to the program and hosts

The importance of characters in novels and films

Discussions of Connelly’s books and films

Dirty Harry movies, Maltese Falcon