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The Good Story Podcast

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The Good Story Podcast

The Good Story Podcast

Mary Kole

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A podcast of interviews with thought leaders within and without the writing community. All about writing, the craft, submission, publishing, and career building for writers of all kinds and ability levels.

Latest Episodes

Episode 13: Wendelin Van Draanen, MG and YA Author

An uplifting conversation with author Wendelin Van Draanen, where we discuss the therapeutic nature of writing and the silver lining in a difficult path to publication.

59 min1 w ago
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Episode 13: Wendelin Van Draanen, MG and YA Author

Episode 12: John Cusick, Agent and Author

A conversation with John Cusick, literary agent and MG/YA author. We delve into writing for MG and YA readers, what agents are looking for, and breaking writing rules.

48 minOCT 21
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Episode 12: John Cusick, Agent and Author

Episode 11: Erin Entrada Kelly, Middle Grade Author

An interview with middle grade author and Newbery medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, where we discuss writing outside your lived experience.

43 minSEP 16
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Episode 11: Erin Entrada Kelly, Middle Grade Author

Episode 10: Brittany Thurman, Picture Book Author

Debut picture book author Brittany Thurman discusses writing about complex issues for a young audience, bias in the publishing industry, and supporting Black writers.

55 minAUG 20
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Episode 10: Brittany Thurman, Picture Book Author

Episode 9: Kilby Blades, Romance Author

A conversation with romance author Kilby Blades about changes the traditional publishing industry needs to make in order to be an inclusive space for writers of color.

56 minJUL 15
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Episode 9: Kilby Blades, Romance Author

Episode 8: Jeff Lyons, Writing Teacher

Writing teachers Jeff Lyons and Mary Kole in conversation about craft, from the big picture to the nitty gritty.

59 minJUN 23
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Episode 8: Jeff Lyons, Writing Teacher

Episode 7: Jess Brody, Author and Writing Teacher

An interview with author and writing teacher Jess Brody, where we discuss what makes a compelling story, how to apply story structure whether you're a plotter or pantser, and tackling large-scale revisions without ripping your hair out.

45 minMAY 20
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Episode 7: Jess Brody, Author and Writing Teacher

Episode 6: Gail Carson Levine, Historical and Fantasy Author

Historical and fantasy author Gail Carson Levine shares thoughts on the writing process, world-building, and her latest book.

53 minAPR 16
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Episode 6: Gail Carson Levine, Historical and Fantasy Author

Episode 5: Jake Burt, Middle Grade Author

A podcast interview with middle grade author Jake Burt, all about writing diversity from a place of privilege.

41 minMAR 19
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Episode 5: Jake Burt, Middle Grade Author

Episode 4: Laura Elliott, Ghostwriter

A podcast interview with ghostwriter Laura Elliott, all about deep research, finding inspiration from various sources, and telling stories … even other people’s.

61 minFEB 19
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Episode 4: Laura Elliott, Ghostwriter

Latest Episodes

Episode 13: Wendelin Van Draanen, MG and YA Author

An uplifting conversation with author Wendelin Van Draanen, where we discuss the therapeutic nature of writing and the silver lining in a difficult path to publication.

59 min1 w ago
Comments
Episode 13: Wendelin Van Draanen, MG and YA Author

Episode 12: John Cusick, Agent and Author

A conversation with John Cusick, literary agent and MG/YA author. We delve into writing for MG and YA readers, what agents are looking for, and breaking writing rules.

48 minOCT 21
Comments
Episode 12: John Cusick, Agent and Author

Episode 11: Erin Entrada Kelly, Middle Grade Author

An interview with middle grade author and Newbery medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, where we discuss writing outside your lived experience.

43 minSEP 16
Comments
Episode 11: Erin Entrada Kelly, Middle Grade Author

Episode 10: Brittany Thurman, Picture Book Author

Debut picture book author Brittany Thurman discusses writing about complex issues for a young audience, bias in the publishing industry, and supporting Black writers.

55 minAUG 20
Comments
Episode 10: Brittany Thurman, Picture Book Author

Episode 9: Kilby Blades, Romance Author

A conversation with romance author Kilby Blades about changes the traditional publishing industry needs to make in order to be an inclusive space for writers of color.

56 minJUL 15
Comments
Episode 9: Kilby Blades, Romance Author

Episode 8: Jeff Lyons, Writing Teacher

Writing teachers Jeff Lyons and Mary Kole in conversation about craft, from the big picture to the nitty gritty.

59 minJUN 23
Comments
Episode 8: Jeff Lyons, Writing Teacher

Episode 7: Jess Brody, Author and Writing Teacher

An interview with author and writing teacher Jess Brody, where we discuss what makes a compelling story, how to apply story structure whether you're a plotter or pantser, and tackling large-scale revisions without ripping your hair out.

45 minMAY 20
Comments
Episode 7: Jess Brody, Author and Writing Teacher

Episode 6: Gail Carson Levine, Historical and Fantasy Author

Historical and fantasy author Gail Carson Levine shares thoughts on the writing process, world-building, and her latest book.

53 minAPR 16
Comments
Episode 6: Gail Carson Levine, Historical and Fantasy Author

Episode 5: Jake Burt, Middle Grade Author

A podcast interview with middle grade author Jake Burt, all about writing diversity from a place of privilege.

41 minMAR 19
Comments
Episode 5: Jake Burt, Middle Grade Author

Episode 4: Laura Elliott, Ghostwriter

A podcast interview with ghostwriter Laura Elliott, all about deep research, finding inspiration from various sources, and telling stories … even other people’s.

61 minFEB 19
Comments
Episode 4: Laura Elliott, Ghostwriter
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