342: Multiple Timelines, Climate Fiction, and a Childhood Code of Honor – Interview with Julie Carrick Dalton

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Julie Carrick Dalton.

As a journalist, Julie has published more than a thousand articles in The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, The Hollywood Reporter, Electric Literature, and other publications.

She contributes to Dead Darlings, Writer Unboxed, and The Chicago Review of Books. A Tin House alum and graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator, Julie holds a master’s in literature and creative writing from Harvard Extension School. She is passionate about climate fiction and is a frequent speaker on the topic of writing fiction in the age of the climate crisis.

A Mom to four kids and two dogs, Julie is an avid skier, hiker, and kayaker. She also owns a small farm in rural New Hampshire, which is the backdrop for her debut novel, Waiting for the Night Song.

In this episode Julie and I discuss:

  • How Julie initially wrote her story, the parts she omitted to get to the heart of it, and how she used Scrivener to put it all back together. 
  • What made one of Julie’s childhood friendships so significant that it inspired the plot of the story.
  • Why Climate Fiction is an important, budding genre that Julie believes needs fostering.


Plus, her #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: diymfa.com/342

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