I first met Kevin Carey when he was a guest speaker for my NYU class on Micro Memoir when he spoke about the micro memoir site Molecule. He was so generous with his advice, that I was thrilled to hear that he had a new Middle Grade Fiction book coming out and asked him to speak about the book, poetry, Molecule and more on this program.
I was proud to be a staff reader for the latest issue of Molecule.
In this episode:
• How Kevin came up with the idea of writing Junior Miles and the Junkman [3:13]
• The transition of writing poetry to writing middle grade fiction [6:24]
• Writing compelling characters and taking them on a conflict-filled, dramatic journey [9:58]
• Tips for telling short stories in the literary journal Molecule in 50 words or less [13:27]
• Stealing fact from fiction [29:07]
• Revising and tightening up your writing [31:01]
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