Playing to Your Strengths w. JAMI ATTENBERG

Author photo by Zack Smith Photography.

Author photo by Zack Smith Photography.

Playing to Your Strengths w. JAMI ATTENBERG

Jami Attenberg’s latest novel, All This Could Be Yours, is out now from HMH Books. She is the New York Times best-selling author of seven books of fiction, including The Middlesteins and All Grown Up. She has contributed essays to the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times, and Longreads, among other publications. She lives in New Orleans.

Discussed In This Episode

Family secrets. Being a minimalist. Writing two books at the same time. Don’t think about cost efficiency. “If the characters aren’t there, then the book doesn’t work.” When the topic is hot, the writing stays cool. Avoiding your family’s truths. Writing New Orleans. Dogs as crucial parts of the creative process. #1000wordsofsummer.

Bonus Segment: Writing Dysfunctional Families

Jami talks about what makes a good dysfunctional family narrative.

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