I need to make a confession to all of you before you listen to this episode.
Shocking because I now know all the praise and awards her books have received over the years.
Born in Alabama into an Air Force family and spending her growing-up summers in a small Mississippi town with an extended family full of Southern characters. Today they live on in her stories.
The moment I heard her discussing her documentary novel Countdown and how she supplemented it with playlists, recipes, and biographies, I was intrigued. (It doesn’t hurt that the main character and I share a last name.)
This new approach to writing fiction, but filling it with large chunks of nonfiction, is something I have never seen before and I wanted to have her share it with all of our podcast listeners. I think you’ll find Deborah’s approach to writing and belief in the importance of learning to write your own narrative highly informative.
I wish her books were around when I was being taught English and history. They certainly would have made me enjoy those classes even more.
photo credit: Sonya Sones
Welcome to 2017!
I hope your holidays were full of smiles, time with loved ones and of course books!
He believes that words on paper go to a special place in our brains and that physical books will never go away since books don’t beep.
To back this up his latest book, What Does It Sound Like When You Change Your Mind?, comes in at just over 800 pages and almost twenty pounds!
I have a lot of respect for Seth’s work ethic as he blogs almost every single day. When I asked him about it he simply said, “The cost of what we do is we have to show up.”
A solid reminder for all of us as we look at our New Year's Resolutions to be better and do more. We have to show up if we want to get anything done.
This episode is full of knowledge and inspiration to get your year off on the right foot.
Happy New Year and happy listening!