Episode 114: On Voice and Writing – Interview with Steven Rowley

Hey there, Word Nerds. Welcome to this week’s episode of DIY MFA Radio. Today I’m talking to Steven Rowley, the author of the novel Lily and the Octopus about an important–but often neglected–topic: voice. As writers, there are so many different voices we have to sift through: from authorial voice to characters’ voices to that critical voice in our head that… Read more »


Why You Should Give an Indie Press a Chance

For a lot of writers, the ultimate goal is to get picked up by one of the Big Five publishing companies. You know the ones: the ones with lots of $$$, the brand-name recognition, the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors. Believe me, I get it, and if that’s what you want, more than anything, I wish you… Read more »


#5onFri: 5 Writing Apps to Help You Revise Your Manuscript

There’s no shortage of lists telling you how to use the latest writing app to complete your manuscript, but what are you supposed to do once it’s done? Well, it turns out many of those apps (and a few others) are also helpful during the revision process! Here are my top five apps and how… Read more »

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