Go Ahead, Write Something is for writers who want motivation and the deep-down truths about getting published, and how to find joy in writing and sharing your work with the world. Listen in to hear the stories of a variety of authors, from bestsellers to those debuting with their first book. About the hosts: Tessa Smith McGovern is a published author, and writing instructor.
Christina Thompson, editor of Harvard Review and award-winning author, discusses how writers get published in HR.
Christina's first book, "Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All" is a "highly unusual blend of personal memoir, travel writing and anthropology ... the happy result of a scholarly writer looking round at this particular theoretical minefield and deciding to make it her home," said the Sunday Times (London). It received the following awards: A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE FINALIST, 2009 NSW PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD, 2010 WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING.
book, "Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia," is the quest to understand who first settled the islands of the remote pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know. It received the following awards: A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE, WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER, 2020 PRIME MINISTER’S LITERARY AWARD, 2020 VICTORIAN PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD, 2019 NSW PREMIER’S GENERAL HISTORY AWARD FINALIST, 2019 MOUNTBATTEN MARITIME AWARD, 2020 PHI BETA KAPPA RALPH WALDO EMERSON AWARD, 2019 SIGURD F. OLSON NATURE WRITING AWARD, 2019 QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARD.
Since 2000, she has been the editor of Harvard Review. The recipient of an NEH Public Scholar Award, as well as fellowships from the NEA, the Australia Council, and ArtsVictoria, Christina will be a Creative Arts Fellow at the National Library of Australia in 2023. She teaches writing at Harvard University Extension and lives outside Boston with her husband and three sons.
Women's fiction author Barbara Josselsohn had a bumpy start and then published four novels in three years.
Here's how. Barbara Josselsohn is the author of five novels: The Cranberry Inn (Bookouture, 2022), The Lily Garden (Bookouture, 2021), The Bluebell Girls (Bookouture, 2020), The Lilac House (Bookouture, 2020) and The Last Dreamer (Lake Union, 2015). Her articles and essays appear in a range of publications, including New York Magazine, Parents Magazine, Westchester Magazine, WorkingMother.com, and the New York Times.
Bestseller Naomi Novik's down-to-earth wisdom will help you start (and finish) your stories.
Naomi is an acclaimed American author of speculative fiction. She is known for the Temeraire series (2006–2016), an alternate history of the Napoleonic Wars involving dragons, and her Scholomance fantasy series (2020–22). Her standalone fantasy novels "Uprooted" (2015) and "Spinning Silver" (2018) were inspired by Polish folklore and the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale respectively. She has won many awards for her work, including the Alex, Audie, British Fantasy, Locus, Mythopoeic and Nebula Awards. Her latest award-winning trilogy, The Scholomance, is available now.
Discover how Tessa kept the faith through years of not selling and how she finally achieved her goals of publication and quit her job to write full time. Go Ahead, Write Something is for writers who want motivation and the deep-down truths about getting published, and how to find joy in writing and sharing your work with the world. Listen in to hear the stories of a variety of authors, from bestsellers to those debuting with their first book.