204: Bringing Sound to Life on the Page – Interview with Michael Zadoorian
Hey there word nerds!
Today I am so excited to have Michael Zadoorian on the show!
Michael is an author and recipient of numerous awards such as the Michigan Notable Book award, and the Kresge Artist Fellowship. His writing has appeared in several prestigious journals including The Literary Review and American Short Fiction, as well as in multiple anthologies including Detroit Noir.
He is the author of The Leisure Seeker—which was recently made into a film starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland—as well as the novel Second Hand and the story collection The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit.
His latest novel, Beautiful Music, is a coming of age story set against the backdrop of his hometown of Detroit in the 1970’s and is available now.
Listen in as we talk about this amazing book, and how to enrich your story with sensory writing.
In this episode Michael and I discuss:
- How to determine the genre label for your story by finding your audience.
- Conveying sound through your characters’ emotions.
- Engaging all five senses of your reader.
- The role of parents in a literary coming of age story.
- Creating a strong sense of place in your writing.
Plus, Michael’s #1 tip for writers.
For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/204