198: Let’s Talk About the Weather – Interview with Will Dowd

Creative198: Let’s Talk About the Weather – Interview with Will Dowd

198: Let’s Talk About the Weather – Interview with Will Dowd

Hey there word nerds!

Today I am so excited to be talking with Will Dowd on the show!

Will Dowd is a writer and artist from the Boston area. He earned a BA from Boston College, an MS from MIT,and an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University.

His writing and art have appeared in many notable places, including LitHub and Tin House online. Will’s debut collection of essays, Areas of Fog, which takes readers on the whimsical and unpredictable journey of one year of New England weather, was released by Etruscan press in November 2017.

Listen in as we chat about this thought-provoking essay collection, and staying true to your voice even when the world tries to dampen it.

In this episode Will and I discuss:

  • Finding the unique but universal concept for your writing to latch on to.
  • Learning to turn down the volume of your inner critic.
  • How the argumentative nature of the internet affects the personal essay.
  • What techniques to use to craft an essay, with an example from Will.
  • The importance of being compassionate with yourself as a writer.

Plus, Will’s #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/198

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