Francesca Lia Block and 90s Nostalgia

Francesca Lia Block and 90s Nostalgia

Has there ever been a novel with a more misleading opening sentence than Weetzie Bat? Francesca Lia Block’s 1989 debut begins: The reason Weetzie Bat hated high school was because no one understood. Based on that sentence alone—its stale familiarity, its clunky syntax...
Co-writing a Serial

Co-writing a Serial

When working with a team, you need structure in place. Dan Koboldt discusses how he collaborated with two other writers to plan, write and revise a novel in ten episodes for Serial Box. For most of the fiction that I’ve written – three novels and half a dozen short...