Season Two of Story Geometry kicks off with Episode 009, an exploration of Initiative vs Destiny. Host Ben Hess is in conversation with award-winning writer Fenton Johnson where Fenton also reads from his latest novel, The Man Who Loved Birds, and literary nonprofit Writing by Writers Co-Founder Karen Nelson. There’s also an update from writer and teacher Pam Houston on her upcoming memoir, not to mention ‘appearances’ by George Eliot, Alfred Hitchcock, and John Steinbeck.
How do authors approach writing a book-length piece, whether fiction, creative nonfiction, or memoir? As he continues tackling his work-in-progress novel, host Ben Hess explores varying approaches to structure, character development, and plot with debut novelist Elizabeth Marro (Casualties) and GrubStreet National Book Prize Winner Josh Weil (The Great Glass Sea). He also includes another perspective on structure from award-winning writer and teacher Pam Houston that was first broadcast in Episode 001.