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Episode 264: Talking 'Kindergarten Cop’ With Large Marge Sent Us

Episode 264: Talking 'Kindergarten Cop’ With Large Marge Sent Us

Crossover podcast episode! At the PRX Podcast Garage, Emily and Andre Dumas, the talented and hilarious hosts of Large Marge Sent Us, Daniel Ford, and Sean Tuohy discuss the classic 1990s film “Kindergarten Cop.” 

Episode 247: Sid Sanford Lives! Reading at Belmont Books

This past fall, Daniel Ford read from his debut novel Sid Sanford Lives! at Belmont Books in Belmont, Mass., and the then answered questions from Dave Pezza and a smart group of readers.

I knew once I started writing that Jocelyn was pretty special. I wanted to give her the spotlight she deserved.
— Daniel Ford

Learn more about Daniel Ford by visiting his official website, liking his Facebook page, or following him on Twitter @danielfford. Sid Sanford Lives! is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound.

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Episode 246: The Frozen Hours Author Jeff Shaara

Episode 246: <i>The Frozen Hours</i> Author Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara, author of Gods and Generals and The Fateful Lightning, returns to the podcast to discuss his new novel, The Frozen Hours. Shaara talks to Daniel Ford about consulting with Korean War veterans, how he chose the characters featured in this narrative, and why, in large part because of those veterans, his writing process was more emotional this time around.

Episode 244: Smothered Author Megan Cassidy

Episode 244: <i>Smothered</i> Author Megan Cassidy

Megan Cassidy, author of the recently published Smothered, talks to Daniel Ford about what inspired her to write an epistolary novel, crafting characters outside of a typical narrative structure, and exploring how people react and dissect sensational crimes.

Episode 239: The Demon Crown Author James Rollins

Good friend of the podcast James Rollins, author of the Sigma Force Series, talks to Sean Tuohy about his new novel The Demon Crown (out Dec. 5).

I allow myself 90 days of research. On Day 91, I start writing.
— James Rollins

To learn more about James Rollins, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @jamesrollins. Also listen to last year’s live interview with the author at The Harvard Coop.

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Episode 238: What We Build Upon the Ruins Author Giano Cromley

Giano Cromley, author of What We Build Upon the Ruins and The Last Good Halloween, talks to Daniel Ford about why he got an MFA, why he loves writing short stories, and how he crafted the memorable characters and narratives in What We Build Upon the Ruins.

Sit down, in isolation, and get words on paper.
— Giano Cromley

To learn more about Giano Cromley, visit his official website or follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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Episode 235: In the Midst of Winter Author Isabel Allende

In an incredibly personal and emotional interview, best-selling international author Isabel Allende talks to Sean Tuohy about her new book In the Midst of Winter.

Why do I choose to write a particular story? Because it matters to me.
— Isabel Allende

To learn more about Isabel Allende, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Episode 210: Best-Selling Author Michael Connelly

Episode 210: Best-Selling Author Michael Connelly

Crime fiction master Michael Connelly sits down with Sean Tuohy to talk about his new novel The Late Show.

Episode 194: She Rides Shotgun Author Jordan Harper

Author Jordan Harper talks to Daniel Ford about writing crime fiction at a young age, his need for a writing “womb,” why writers need to make their own brand of crazy work for them, and what inspired his debut novel She Rides Shotgun.

Photo credit: Brian Hennigan
Don’t let anyone tell you what to do, don’t follow trends. Just go out there and do the best you can.
— Jordan Harper

To learn more about Jordan Harper, like his Facebook page or follow him on Twitter @jordan_harper. Also read our first interview with the author.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website &nbsp;for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.

15 Podcasts You Loved in 2016

We compiled 15 of the podcasts you loved in 2016 based on downloads and social media buzz. Feel free to share any other favorites you have from the past year in the comments section, on our Facebook page, or on Twitter @WritersBone.

Brookline Booksmith Presents Joe Hill, Kat Howard, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, and Paul Tremblay

I figured out I wanted to murder people in really inventive ways. I wound up doing it with words instead of latex.
— Joe Hill

Filmmaker Lexi Alexander

Hollywood isn’t a level playing field for anyone, but for women and minorities, we’re not even on it. We’re just trying to get to the playing field.

Producer and Screenwriter Scott Mosier 

If you’re not surprising yourself, you’re probably not surprising anyone else.

Long Beach Homicide Series Author Tyler Dilts

Whenever I’m writing about my home turf of Long Beach, I never get lost.

'Quarry' Creators Michael Fuller and Graham Gordy

We got into writing as an excuse to do research.

Screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer

You bring your life into everything even if it has fairies, genies, or elves.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Richard Russo

Get better, get better, and don’t think about anything other than getting better.

Country Music Artist and Author Kasey Lansdale

If I keep doing the things I love, that’s what people connect to.

This Side of Providence Author Rachel Harper

No writing is a waste. I learn something from my mistakes.

Author Nicole Blades

Use your own voice to write the stories you would want to read.

‘Star Trek Beyond’ Screenwriter Doug Jung

More than anything it was, ‘Let’s just tell a damn good story.

Remembering Michelle McNamara

Write every day. You get better every time you do it.

Author Kristopher Jansma

The crazy thing about living in a city like this is that you’re always bumping up
against it.

Author and Screenwriter Phoef Sutton

You have to have stuff to show people when the opportunity comes up.

Author Jay Atkinson

If you’re not passionate about a subject matter, you shouldn’t pursue it because the work will be labor.

Episode 87: Comic Book Men’s Ming Chen

Ming Chen

Ming Chen

Ming Chen, co-host of podcast “I Sell Comics” and regular on AMC’s “Comic Book Men,” talks to Sean Tuohy about his love of podcasting, working with Kevin Smith, developing friendships with the other cast members of “Comic Book Men,” and his appearance at this weekend’s Walker Stalker Con in Boston.

To learn more about Ming Chen, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @mingchen37. You can find out more about Walker Stalker Con (being held Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 at the Westin Waterfront) by visiting the event’s official website.

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Episode 62: The Research Podcast

The Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library

Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss how research can both help and hinder the writing process.

How much research do you do before you start writing? Is there such a thing as too much research? Add to the discussion in the comments section, our Facebook page, or tweet us @WritersBone.

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Episode 58: The One Year Later Podcast

These drunk idiots had no idea what was in store for them in 2014...

These drunk idiots had no idea what was in store for them in 2014...

One year ago, Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford spent their day off at J. J. Foley’s in downtown Boston recording a YouTube video that announced a podcast and website called Writer’s Bone (it turned out their bloopers reel was more entertaining).

The pair recently got together to discuss the more than 50 interviews they conducted in 2014, their favorite posts from the website, and what lies ahead for the podcast in 2015. 

What, that wasn’t enough for you? Fine, here are some pictures from the past year. 

The scene during the&nbsp; first Writer's Bone podcast .&nbsp;

The scene during the first Writer's Bone podcast

"How many bodies did&nbsp;you have behind you while recording&nbsp;this  YouTube video&nbsp; Sean?" "All of them, of course."

"How many bodies did you have behind you while recording this YouTube video Sean?" "All of them, of course."

Stephanie Schaefer looks like she's sitting&nbsp;between two dilapidated houses. She has yet to appear in another  YouTube video .

Stephanie Schaefer looks like she's sitting between two dilapidated houses. She has yet to appear in another YouTube video.

Working hard...talking to  Zombie Cage Fighter Nate Quarry.

Working hard...talking to Zombie Cage Fighter Nate Quarry.

The one where Sean was screwed by the MBTA. He's still pissed that he missed  author Peter Sherwood .

The one where Sean was screwed by the MBTA. He's still pissed that he missed author Peter Sherwood.

The brain trust on  St. Patrick's Day . Many Guinness were harmed in the making of this podcast.

The brain trust on St. Patrick's Day. Many Guinness were harmed in the making of this podcast.

Daniel's rant about  receiving library books for Christmas ...and Sean tells a sweet story.

Daniel's rant about receiving library books for Christmas...and Sean tells a sweet story.

Recording the&nbsp;first  Sean and Dan Watch Television video .
Writer's Bone's first live event at the  2014 Boston Book Festival !

Writer's Bone's first live event at the 2014 Boston Book Festival!

Cheers to more laughs, friendship, and writing in 2015!

Cheers to more laughs, friendship, and writing in 2015!