Ryan Fitzpatrick on Editing a Poetry Book — 009

ryan fitzpatrick is a poet and critic living in Vancouver. He is the author of two books of poetry: Fortified Castles (Talonbooks, 2014) and Fake Math (Snare, 2007). With Jonathan Ball, he is co-editor of Why Poetry Sucks: An Anthology of Humorous Experimental Canadian Poetry (Insomniac, 2014). With Deanna Fong and Janey Dodd, he works on the second […]

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Writing in a Haunted House — 008

Jonathan Ball is joined by Lauren Carter, Kevin Marc Fournier, and Joanna Graham to spend a night in the haunted Dalnavert House as a writing retreat and discuss dark fiction and developing ideas. Writing the Wrong Way with Jonathan Ball, PhD is the perfect podcast for serious writers who want to stand out in a […]

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Natalee Caple on Writing Titles — 007

Natalee Caple, novelist, poet, and professor, discusses writing titles. Writing the Wrong Way with Jonathan Ball, PhD is the perfect podcast for serious writers who want to stand out in a crowded industry by becoming more productive while taking more artistic risks. Jonathan Ball, an author with a PhD in literature, interviews writers, screenwriters, musicians, […]

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Failed Projects — 006

Before I published my first book, EX MACHINA, I wrote 7 books and 8 feature-length screenplays that were never published or produced. This week, I walk through all of these failed projects one by one in order to show how much work a writer often has to go through before having what the world sees […]

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Reading for Writers — 004

How should a writer read? I talk about my own process, and suggest a three-part structured approach for reading: thinking about your Selection, reading with Intention and Attention, and having a process of Reflection. Resources discussed in this episode: Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose (affiliate link) The Time Machine and The Chronic Argonauts […]

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Foundations for Creative Practice — 001

In the first episode of the Writing the Wrong Way podcast, host Jonathan Ball discusses the foundations for creative practice, the core of what a serious writer needs to consider to become a working professional. Resources discussed in this episode: “Write a Lot by Writing on Schedule,” my most popular post Join my newsletter for […]

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