In this episode I chat with Lauren Groff, bestselling author of FATES & FURIES, about her latest short story collection, FLORIDA.

We chat about her writing career spanning 6 books thus far, how she moves from short stories to novels, her ways of working, and how she gets her language and characters to sing. (spoiler: I *love* her work – she is really good)

This is a great episode to listen to if you want to know:
– how can I improve the language that I use in my stories?
– how can I learn to see the world around me more clearly?
– what are some unusual techniques I can bring to my writing?
– how can poetry help my prose?
– how can I sustain and develop my voice over several projects?

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Here’s Lauren Groff’s brilliant latest story collection, FLORIDA – get it now with free worldwide shipping.

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