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Yes, you read it right. The legendary Lee Gutkind graces the Behind the Prose virtual studio for a chat with yours truly. In this interview, we discuss everything from what time he goes to bed to how he crafted an overall narrative in a collection of stand-alone essays in his book Forever Fat: Essays by the Godfather.
Plus, you get the scoop on what he's working on now and hear the answer to a question that he's never been asked before!
Here's a preview of some of the great lessons he gives in this show:
"The overall story determines the _______ and the __________ that you____________."
"Good advice to writers is to start with ________ __________."
If you can't fill in those blanks now, you will be able to after you listen to the show.
After you've done all your good listening, head over to the Creative Nonfiction website and buy your passes to the 2015 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference featuring tons of amazing writers ready to share their wisdom with you. I will be there too. Come say hello!
In May, nearly 200 folks descended on the historic city of Pittsburgh to rub writing elbows with authors, essayists, journalists, and editors at the 2015 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference.
Maybe you were there. Maybe you weren’t. If you find yourself in the latter, shame on you. Your penance is to listen to this great episode of Behind the Prose featuring an amazing structure analogy by the “Godfather of Creative Nonfiction” Lee Gutkind. If you’ve ever struggled with how to pull together the narrative in a nonfiction piece, this excerpt of his opening presentation has got your name all over it.
Plus, some folks in Michigan are giving away houses to writers. The innovative and perhaps pioneering initiative by Write A House takes the concept of a writers’ residency quite literally.
And of course, I’ve got the check in for you and my web find of the week.
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This episode of Behind the Prose features an interview with writer and artist Soo Na Pak.
Soo Na Pak lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her essays and prose appear in The Butter; TheRumpus.net; AlterNet.org; “Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption” (South End Press); Hamilton Stone Review; and Digital Artifact Magazine.
On Sunday’s show, we’ll analyze her two pieces “Woman” - a tribute to Amy Winehouse and “Osiris.”
We will discuss Soo Na's use of voice and tone in her narrative. She's also skilled at adeptly mixing abstract and concrete elements in nonfiction, and we'll get to the bottom of how she does it! Or at least close to somewhere in the middle.
Encouraging and Inspirational Words of Wisdom, Spirit and Life To Everyone. The Interpersonal Connection Celebrates Our 7th Year On Blog Talk Radio!
I Am An Innovative, Creative Spiritual Being. I am not bound to outdated, outmoded ideas or procedures. If there is a better way of doing something, or handling some situation, I am willing to consider it, to try it. I welcome new ideas, new trends of thought, new ways of looking at things. I become involved in new projects. I pursue new avenues for growth and expansion in my thinking and in my life. I give of myself in new ways through the power of Christ within me. I dedicate my thoughts, words, and my actions to creating happiness and fulfillment of myself and others. I give my attention to opportunities for upgrading every situation and relationship. I become a positive force for good changes in my world.
To YOU my loyal family, friends, saints, partners, listeners and supporters. May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. May Goodness and Mercy be with you today, every day and in every way. Living a life that matters does not happen by accident. It is not a matter of circumstance but it is a matter of choice.
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"Spiritual Deeper Life"
St. Matthew 5:6
in Real Estate
"Making Money in Real Estate When You Have No Money" with 60 years of combined experience in real estate and finance, Ken Sheppard & Dana Leigh share real world "How To" actions to use real estate to generate income, build wealth and create a financial legacy for your family We started out this way and so can you.
Okay, Ken. No more hard money EMDs? What should I use instead? How do I use a promissory note? What else can I use?
Find our podcasts on the iTunes store under "Making Money in Real Estate When You Have No Money".
Please join our online community at CreativeFlips.webs.com and connect with us on LinkedIn- Ken and Dana.
What does it mean to be a dreamer and an artist vs. a realist in today's world? We will discuss what it means on today's show and look at it not only from a macro (worldwide/societal view), but also a micro (individual) view. We will also discuss the place that arts and culture has in today's society (if any) and why the role of the Arts has changed so dramatically in the last 3000 years? Why is it that the mind is more important than the creative Soul in our society today rather than 3000 years ago during the time of the Pharaohs and can we ascend in our thought processes about what is more important: the Soul or the Mind? And if it is the Soul, why? And if it is the Mind, why? And finally, we will think about the micro-view and the macro-view as well once more in our daily homework exercises by thinking about how we can change our world using what we have at our disposal, whether it is teaching children in our community centers about the Arts or donating to a favorite Arts cause in our individual neighborhoods or taking it a step further and asking our local government to raise money for Art Awareness programs in our districts and cities...I hope to hear from you on tonight's show...namaste and love from the HEART
♦ Welcome to the Creative Nexus Café! ♦
Sit back, relax, and listen in as your hosts Natasha and Roger play some music, have a few friends stop by, talk about what's been going on in the art, music, and world in general.
♦ In this episode:
• Welcome and intro to this episode 003 with Natasha, Susie, Matthew and Roger.
• Something to Consider with Natasha
"Following the Road and Path to Inspiration."
• News and views from the café window with Roger
"Change Your Mind!" "Change Your Life!" "Change what you Eat!"
• Susie: "Two Days in Frisco" IndieVengence Day 2015
Interview with Amber Jerome Norrgard
...and Matthew Hatt
...plus a few surprises
♦ For further information on the Creative Nexus Café, or its' participants, please go to:
♦ The Creative Nexus paper.li
♦ Please note: The views expressed in this episode do not necessarily reflect the views of the Creative Nexus Café, its' founders, hosts, producers, or The Creative Nexus.
Living Life on Purpose features expert guests on a wide variety of topics including Sustainability, Spirituality, Optimal Health & Well Being and Inspirational Nonfiction Authors, Musicians and Entertainers.
Every author has a story to tell or message to share. Listen to each of these authors share what makes them tick and the magic of their written works.
My 1st Guest 12:00-12:15pm PST: LAWRENCE ELLIOTT ~ PRACTICAL PROVERBS FOR EVERYDAY LIVING
My 2nd Guest 12:15-12:30pm PST: JUDY MORGAN DVM ~ FROM NEEDLES TO NATURAL
My 3rd Guest 12:30-12:45pm PST: CARLOS CEDILLO ~ SOUL KIN JOURNEYS
My 4th Guest 12:45-1:00pm PST: ~ JANNA BEATTY ~ QUINTESSENTIAL STYLE
My 5th Guest 1:00-1:15pm PST: TWANA LAWLER ~ MY LIFE: FROM TRAGEDY TO DESTINY
My 6th Guest 1:15-1:30pm PST: MARY ELLEN CIGANOVICH ~ HEALING WORDS, LIFE LESSONS TO INSPIRE
My 7th Guest 1:30-1:45pm PST: DIANE BRANDON ~ DREAM INTREPRETATIONS FOR BEGINNERS
My 8th Guest 1:45-2:00pm PST: ~ HEIDI SIEFKAS ~ WHEN ALL BALLS DROP
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Show music provided to us by Mona Garcia. www.MonaGarcia.com
in Self Help
#TNT 038: Most people will define branding as the process involved in creating a unique name, IMAGE and presence of a product or service in the mind's of the consumer to establish a differentiated presence that attracts and retains loyal customers...and no one understands this process better than the Nigerian Brand Master himself, Award Winning Brand Strategist, Speaker, Principal Consultant at Adstrat and Founder/Creator of Brand Arise - CHARLES OTUDOR. So Join the Expressionist - Alex Okoroji LIVE this Talk Wednesday, 25 November 2015 @ 9pm GMT | 10pm WAT | 11pm CAT | 1pm PST| 4pm EST| as she strips his thoughts in a stimulating conversation about the Importance of Branding & Creative Marketing for Small Businesses in the New Economy.
It's Interactive, so feel free to join the conversation, ask questions or contribute. You can call in +1 (215) 383-3766 or via Skype for FREE or tweet @AlexOkoroji with your comments or Use the LIVE Chat Room.
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in Visual Arts
" Najjar Abdul-Musawwir is an internationally acclaimed artist who has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe. He is a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. When he is not creating impressive works of art, or teaching college students; he can be found working with “dis-engaged youth” and their families helping them to discover their creative voices.
Najjar's full profile can be found at Black Art In America, http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/NajjarAbdulMusawwir
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