DIY MFA Radio
About This Show
Take your writing from average to awesome! Don’t waste any more time spinning your wheels or questioning your talent. Learn to write more, write better, write smarter. This podcast will give you tools and techniques so you can feel like a real writer, master the craft of fiction and finally finish that book you've always dreamed of writing.
Most Recent Episode
152: Writing a Modern Day Fairy Tale - Interview with Lisa Preziosi
4 days ago
Hey there word nerds! Today I’m so excited to have middle grade author and fellow New School alumni, Lisa Preziosi on the show. In our interview, Lisa and I talk about nesting stories within stories, and the various craft elements—such as setting and theme—that make up the fairy tale framework. Listen in to hear us geek out over how to craft a fairy tale for modern middle grade readers. In this episode Lisa and I discuss: What defines a character as the protagonist, and how viewing a story through different angles can change the character’s role. How to use setting as metaphor for your story’s theme or your characters’ arcs. Why having older characters in a middle grade book can work in a fairy tale framework. How to modulate voice during transitions in a nested story so readers are never jolted out of the story’s world. How to pick a title for your book so it connects with all the different layers of your story. Plus, Lisa’s #1 tip for writers. For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/152