Writing & Other Ways of Dying

Writing & Other Ways of Dying

Latest Episodes

Ana and Brontë Went on Hiatus and All I Got was This Episode
February 06, 2020

We're back! Kind of. After eight months of things falling apart (depression, work, writing) & then the world getting better (moving, summering, writing), we'd love to share what we're up to now with you.

5: A Billionaire for Everyone, or Nah? Featuring M. Molly Backes
May 22, 2019

M. Molly Backes--author of The Princesses of Iowa and fellow MFAer from Iowa State University--joins our podcast. We discuss writing in academia, fellowships, and question how productivity is perceived as a way to determine our self-worth. Email writingdy

4: The 10,000 Hours of Mastery
March 29, 2019

In this episode, we contemplate the process of writing and discuss how purpose could impede our writing. Shout out to Ursula K. Le Guin for her constant giving.

3: What Are We Really Striving For?
February 27, 2019

In this episode, we contemplate how others observe the novel and the short story forms and announce some exciting news.

2: I'ts Not All Bad
February 07, 2019

In this episode, we reflect on our MFA legacy and how it inspires us. As fiction writers, we consider how other genres have shaped us, too. And, at last, we share good writing-related news! 

1: Post-Graduate School Check-In: Do you feel it, too?
January 28, 2019

In our first ever episode of "Writing & Other Ways of Dying," we confess the reason we started this podcast in the first place: writing is hard. Listen to us explore our experience at Iowa State University's MFA program, some future creative writing p