339: The Many Perspectives of Grief – Interview with Rachel Beanland

Creative339: The Many Perspectives of Grief – Interview with Rachel Beanland

339: The Many Perspectives of Grief – Interview with Rachel Beanland

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Rachel Beanland.

Rachel Beanland writes fiction and essays, and has recently released her debut novel. Her essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction and Broad Street, among other places, and she has an MFA in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University.

With bachelor’s degrees in art history and journalism, Rachel worked in public relations and nonprofit management before focusing on writing full time. She currently lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and three children.

Her debut novel is Florence Adler Swims Forever, which we’ll be discussing here today.

 

In this episode Rachel and I discuss:

  • How a family tragedy influenced her approach to writing her debut novel.
  • Why rotating perspectives helped with secret-keeping throughout her story.
  • Her experience with workshopping her novel as she wrote it.

 

Plus, her #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: diymfa.com/339

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