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How to Assess the Value of the Characters in Your Novel

If your computer won’t boot up how will you type your story? The problem that prevents your device from turning on relates to the problem that makes characters and stories…

Ep. 195: Toni Lopopolo

Workshop leader and literary agent Toni Lopopolo engages host Fred Klein in a discussion about twenty-first century writing. Lopopolo’s popular “Tea with Toni” writing workshops meet weekly in Carpinteria and…

Ep. 157: Susan Chiavelli

Santa Barbara local writer and poet Susan Chiavelli visits with host Fred Klein. Susan’s stories have appeared in such publications as the Minnetonka Review. Speaking of Stories has performed more…

Ep. 120: J.F. Freedman

J.F. Freedman tells host Fred Klein about his new tough-edged crime novel set in Los Angeles, Turn Left at Doheny. Freedman’s background includes a career as a film director and…

Ep. 115: Janet Lucy

Award-winning writer and poet Janet Lucy chats with guest host Marcia Meier about children, creativity and the writing process. Lucy’s books include Moon Mother, Moon Daughter ~ Myths and Rituals…

Ep. 108: Len Lamensdorf

Author Len Lamensdorf tells host Fred Klein about his new novel The Mexican Gardener, a Thriller set in Santa Barbara. Literary Gumbo: Len Lamensdorf from Literary Gumbo on Vimeo.

Ep. 107: Michael Bayouth

Michael Bayouth tells host Fred Klein about his novel, Nine Degrees North, that he wrote with co-author Kim Klein. The co-authors also collaborated on a new romantic comedy film, Twenty-one…

Ep. 105: Selden Edwards

Bestselling author Selden Edwards recounts his success with host Fred Klein. Dutton published Selden’s second novel The Lost Prince, a sequel to The Little Book, in 2012. Literary Gumbo: Selden…

Ep. 102: Tracy Shawn

Author Tracy Shawn tells host Fred Klein about her debut novel The Grace of Crows. They also talk about the writing teachers who helped Tracy on her path to publication….

Ep. 101: Dale Griffiths Stamos

Playwright Dale Griffiths Stamos talks to host Fred Klein about her writing career, her plays, and her foyer into the world of film. Literary Gumbo: Dale Griffiths Stamos from Literary…