Episode 75: Stop Dreaming, Start Doing

Hey hey! Thanks for joining me for our very last episode in 2015. Today I’m talking about why I stopped making New Year’s resolutions and what I do instead. It’s been an amazing year here at DIY MFA. I’ve interviewed some awesome people this year and have gotten to share some major milestones with you, not the least… Read more »

Episode 72: How to Write a Killer Query – Interview with Janet Reid

Hey there word nerds! Thanks for joining me today for DIY MFA Radio. I’m so excited to share this episode because I’m interviewing literary agent Janet Reid, AKA the Query Shark. *Cue music from Jaws in 3… 2… 1…* Janet is a literary agent at FinePrint Literary Management in NYC, where she represents mostly crime novels and thrillers, with some… Read more »

Episode 71: Read Like a Writer – Interview with Lorin Stein

Hello hello Word Nerds and welcome back to DIY MFA Radio. Today I’m interviewing Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review,  and we’ll be talking about literature, reading, and what makes stories great. We’ll also be discussing a book he recently edited titled The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from The Paris Review. But first, here’s a little bit… Read more »

Episode 68: Writing Psychological Suspense with Elizabeth George

Hello Hello word nerds! I’m so excited to share my interview with author Elizabeth George. Today we’ll be talking about writing psychological suspense and what it takes to build a great suspense novel with a lot of interesting psychological twists and turns. Listen to our conversation below or by downloading it on iTunes. I hope… Read more »