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Behind the Prose

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Behind the Prose explores and illuminates the craft of writing and its process through interviews with emerging and established writers. The podcast is released weekly and hosted by Keysha Whitaker. Visit behindtheprose.com for upcoming guests, news, and essays on writing. Listen. Learn. Write.

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Plume Senior Editor Kate Napolitano recorded this in October 2016, right before my schedule went to hell in a Coach bag, but I'm happy to finally share it with you. A graduate of The College of New Jersey, Kate's got a girl-next-door vibe... more

Liz Pryor, author of the new memoir Look At You Now, kicks off season two of Behind the Prose. In this episode, I interview Liz with one of my new interns, associate producer and co-host Sarah Lorish. If you don't feel like you can write... more

Write This Way: How to Find and Develop a Niche in Your Writing, A Roundtable Discussion Writers are an eclectic group of people and often have a range of interests. This roundtable discussion, moderated by Keysha Whitaker, explores... more

Ask an Editor Panel moderated by In Fact Books Associate Publisher, Ellen Ayoob. The panel features Hattie Fletcher, Creative Nonfiction's own managing editor, and editors Jessica Bylander and Geeta Kothari. Get an insider's... more

Last year Creative Nonfiction Magazine and Behind the Prose teamed up to bring you special excerpts from the amazing 2016 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference (CNFWC). (Remember Lee Gutkind's feature panel on how Law... more

Interviews with Erik Deckers, humor writer, author, and resident #60 of The Kerouac Project Geoff Binge of The Kerouac Project

If you've ever wondered how to write an alternating point-of-view historical novel with prose that wields similes like samurai swords, then Kim Brooks' second appearance on Behind the Prose is for you. Brooks graces the virtual studio a... more

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For full show page, visit www.behindtheprose.com Jacki Skole is an award-winning journalist and adjunct professor of communication. She launched her journalism career at CNN, first as a news writer, then as a producer in the... more

Kim Brooks is the new personal essays editor at Salon, a baton passed on to her from Sarah Hepola. I met Kim (virtually) after I interviewed Sharisse Tracey who had an essay published in Salon. Oh, and by the way, Sharisse Tracey just... more

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