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May 29, 2018

The Best of ‘The Writer’s Brain’ Part Three: Storytelling

Welcome back to a special edition of The Writer Files called “The Best of the Writer s Brain,” a series neuroscientist Michael Grybko and I started in 2015 where I enlisted his help to give us a tour of the inner workings of the writer’s process.

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May 22, 2018

The Best of ‘The Writer’s Brain’ Part Two: Empathy

Welcome back to a special edition of The Writer Files called “The Best of the Writer s Brain,” a series neuroscientist Michael Grybko and I started in 2015 where I enlisted his help to give us a tour of the inner workings of the writer’s process.

Q: Have you ever wondered how great writing creates an emotional...


May 15, 2018

The Best of ‘The Writer’s Brain’ Part One: Creativity

Welcome back to a special edition of The Writer Files called “The Best of the Writer s Brain,” a series neuroscientist Michael Grybko and I started in 2015 where I enlisted his help to give us a tour of the inner workings of the writer’s process.

Q: Have you ever wondered how prolific writers summon vast stores...


May 8, 2018

How Bestselling Author Douglas Coupland Writes

The iconic, international bestselling author of 14 novels, including the era-defining Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, Douglas Coupland, paid a visit to the show to rap with me about his latest collection, his strange ritual for starting a new book, and the timeless difficulties of getting published.


May 1, 2018

How Bestselling Author & Investigative Journalist Scott Carney Writes: Part Two

In Part Two of this file, the award-winning New York Times bestselling author, investigative journalist, and anthropologist, Scott Carney, returned to talk about the dangers of putting yourself into the story, what he’s learned in his 20+ years in mainstream publishing, and how he juggles his multiple creative...