A 60-minute podcast in which Author Nick Dybek joins Kelsey to discuss the books that impacted him the most as a writer. He also shares his writing process, discusses his bad writing habits, and talks about the tenacity required to make it as a writer. Don’t miss it.
Nick’s debut novel, When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man, garnered a host of honors, including the Society of Midland Authors Adult Fiction Prize, making it as a finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, and one of Booklist’s ten best debuts of 2012.
Nick was in a couple of bands during his formative years. He discusses how his love for music impacts his writing style and process. He also answers my endless questions, including:
- If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
- What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
- What are some of your bad writing habits?
Nick recommends that every writer read Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson.
- Listen as he talks about why this book and what it means to him, as a writer.
Nick calls Revolutionary Road By Richard Yates an MFA in a novel. He talks about:
- What made the story impactful to him as a writer.
- he technique does the author uses well.
- A moment from the book that stands out to him, even now.
Nick chats about his current project and-
- What inspired it.
- The process he went through.
- How he knew when it was ready for the next step in the process.
Nick also discusses
- His favorite literary journals.
- Writing bad behaviors and quirks.