Heather and Andrew Rutledge join Steph enjoy a literary feast of microfiction as residents in the St Croix Valley share their stories on a postcard. Into the Beautiful North is a decidedly modern take on a familiar theme: journeys. Some say the destination is the journey itself. Residents in the St Croix Valley were asked: Can […]
Voices in the Valley Podcasts
Week 2 of the Big Read provides interesting tidbits for theater lovers as Josiah Laubenstein shares with Heather Rutledge about his role as Drew in Festival Theater’s Lone Star Spirits and details with Steph how he prepares for his roles as an actor. Subscribe to Voices in the Valley on iTunes, Google Play Music, and Stitcher
The NEA Big Read kicks off in a big way when Jason Richards discusses with Heather Rutledge INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH and its influence on directing the play LONE STAR SPIRITS
Plot emerges out of the actions of characters, and author Andy Hueller provides tips on how to develop conflict to make your novel a page-turning experience. Andy Hueller has written several titles including HOW I GOT RICH WRITING C PAPERS, SKIPPING STONES, DIZZY FANTASTIC and SLINGERS.
Student hosts Rebecca and Jill consider the Harry Potter series and explain how J.K. Rowling builds both internal and external conflict into her stories. Warning: huge spoiler alert. Don’t listen to unless you’ve read the series. 🙂
Author David Arndt provides insight on how to write dialogue in a historical setting and shares the steps his book Grimm Patriot advanced through to develop from paper pad to published novel.
Young adult author Anne Greenwood Brown shares her creative process and gives her number one tip for revising a story. In her first draft, Anne explains, “basically, everyone is walking around naked on an empty stage.” As a young adult author, Anne Greenwood Brown has written GIRL LAST SEEN and the LIES BENEATH series.
Editor Traci Post discusses the role of an editor as an advocate for the book and details the three stages of editing including 1) developmental (working on the structure of the novel; 2) copyediting (grammar and word choice) and 3) proofreading (final review)
Tracy Maurer identifies the difference between the trade and school industry, provides tips on the submission process, and gives advice on finding the right publisher for your novel. Tracy Maurer has written over 100 books, many of them award winning, including JOHN DEERE, THAT’S WHO!, NOAH WEBSTER’S FIGHTING WORDS, and STORM CODES.
Regina Peluso, Artistic Director for Collide Theatrical, details the winding path she took in her creative endeavors while Emma Atkins shares a personal narrative on saying goodbye to her dying dad.