Day 2: The 7am Novelist: Process
with our Pantsers
Today’s guests talk about writing by the seat of your pants (ie., how to float on pure creativity and still come up with a book)
Lissa Franz holds a master’s degree in creative writing from Boston University and is a graduate of the Grub Street Novel Incubator program. She is the 2015 recipient of the PEN New England Discovery award for fiction. Her latest novel, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE AMERICANS, is out with her agent while she pants her way through a contemporary novel about her favorite topic: women who thrive on extraordinary risk.
Bessie is a recent graduate of the Novel Incubator program and cofounder of Readerly, a new Goodreads alternative. She’s published essays in The Chattahoochee Review and 1966 Journal among others, and is currently pantsing her way through her first novel.
Also noted during episode:
Scrivener, to help you organize your writing.
Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler
And organizations to help you find community:
Grubstreet.org in Boston