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The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

May 31, 2021

Jordan Michael Smith (@WriterJMS) came by CNFPod HQ to talk about his piece for The Atavist Magazine, a true-crime zinger.

We talk about:

  • Structure and pacing
  • Obsession and singular focus
  • How he's a better reporter than a writer
  • And depth of commitment

Social media: @CNFPod

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May 28, 2021

Lilly Dancyger (@lillydancyger) came by CNF Pod HQ to talk all things memoir and her new book Negative Space. 

She talks about how:

  • It took her 10 years to write it
  • Sticking to her creative guns
  • Community over networking
  • And taking the slime off of branding


Social media: @cnfpod and...

May 21, 2021

Brian Broome (@bbromb) is the author of the memoir Punch Me Up to the Gods (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

In this episode we talk about:

  • Shame
  • Black masculinity
  • Writing
  • Memoir
  • And Writing on the Bus


Social Media: @CNFPod


May 14, 2021

Joe Drape is a sports writer for The New York Times and the author of The Saint Makers, among other books.

He's @joedrape on Twitter and you can keep the conversation going @CNFPod.

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May 7, 2021

G'Ra Asim, author of Boyz in the Void: A Mixtape to My Brother (Beacon Press), stopped by CNF Pod HQ to talk about this incredible book, punk rock, and straight edge culture. 

Great talk.

Social media: @notjadedpunk, @CNFPod