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The Florida Writer Podcast

Welcome to The Florida Writer Podcast: A Discussion about Writing & Other Things brought to you by the Florida Writers Association. 

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May 29, 2021

Building strong, multi-dimensional characters for young adult literature is Ian Dawson's specialty. To make characters believable, give them the confidence to take on challenges and enough fear and doubt in themselves that they struggle. 

Ian Dawson is an author, playwright and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. He has...

May 22, 2021

When author Diana McDonough began to tapdance around the subject of racism in her novel Stuck in the Onesies, she realized that facing the challenging topic head-on was not only more authentic to her characters, but to her own voice as a writer. 

Diana's first novel, Stuck in the Onesies grew out of her experiences...

May 15, 2021

The challenge: Time. The solution: send your family away for a week each summer. Author Ann Brooks manages to take a writing vacation each summer by sending her kids and husband out of town. With just a simple plot outline, Ann finishes her rough draft in a few days. Her first published novel, A Lost Woman, is a story...

May 8, 2021

The challenge to writing authentic intercultural fiction is not only conducting massive amounts of research but finding individuals who will help you decipher how you address sensitive topics. Author Hannah Edington Tekle talks with Florida Writer Podcast host Alison Nissen about the challenges of finding sensitivity...

May 1, 2021

Words, sounds, and images are the foundation of emotional storytelling. Experiencing an immersive story is the foundation of Stasha Boyd's writing to create a comprehensive whole, and ultimately, rich connection for audiences and her clients--museums, exhibits, parks, and more.

An audio description consultant and...