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So You're A Novelist: What's Wrong With You?

Amanda Erin Miller has been trying to write a novel for over four years with the knowledge that even if she is so triumphant as to finish it one day, there is no guarantee anyone will read it besides her writing group. Nevertheless there is a compulsion to write the damn thing. She can't help but shake her head at the sheer insanity of the undertaking and has concluded that someone who attempts this has to have something (or multiple things) wrong with them. Her curiosity about the inner workings of other humans who attempt to write novels inspired the idea for this podcast. Each episode features a guest novelist interviewed by Amanda. New episodes are released on the first of the month. To find out more about Amanda, visit www.onebreaththenanother.com.
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Oct 1, 2016

Felipe is a delightful young writer and comedian who just happens to be anxious as hell. He cranks out 20 pages of writing in one sitting by using Flowstate app, an app that will delete everything he has written if he stops typing. While he admits this aggravates his anxiety, the joy he feels after having written makes it worth it. Felipe's procrastination method of choice is FIFA, a soccer video game series. He struggles with organization and tidiness, so he will sometimes schedule a romantic date just to force himself to clean his apartment. He staunchly believes that if you can do something else besides write, you should. For all this and more, have a listen.  

Felipe Torres Medina is a Colombian writer living in New York. He really likes the second part of that sentence. He has written for several publications including McSweeney's and BuzzFeed, and also performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City.

Aug 1, 2016

Amanda’s first interviewee, Jenny Williamson, happens to be a high functioning novelist. While she is not a manic depressive chain smoking alcoholic who passes out in bar bathroom stalls on the reg, she still has her quirks. Some of the topics covered include handling rejection, copy writing as poetry, art as manipulation, romance novels, dark heroes and writing sex scenes. Listen and come to your own conclusions about what is wrong with this woman.

Jenny Williamson is a poet, fiction writer, actress, and model living in New York City. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Speech & Theatre from St. Lawrence University. She acted at the Globe Theatre in London, and worked as a commercial actress, voiceover artist, and print model in New York City for seven years. She has read frequently at New York venues including the Poetry Brothel, Lyrics, Lit & Liquor, Urbana, and Louder Arts. Her first chapbook, Collection of Flaws in a Black Dress, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2016.

 

 

Amanda Erin Miller is an NYC-based writer, actor and comedian who has been working on a novel for over four years. She is about halfway through. For more info on Amanda, visit www.onebreaththenanother.com.

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