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150: Get in the writing groove with novelist Heather Bell Adams
Episode 15014th October 2021 • Artist Soapbox * Audio fiction + Creative Process • Tamara Kissane
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A delightful and practical episode with novelist Heather Bell Adams. Heather discusses her approach to historical research when writing fiction, shares tips for making time to write, and suggests ways to get back into the writing groove. Heather also shares two excerpts from her novel The Good Luck Stone published by Haywire Books in 2020.

Heather Bell Adams


Heather Bell Adams is the author of Maranatha Road (West Virginia University Press 2017), which won the IPPY gold medal for the Southeast, and The Good Luck Stone (Haywire Books 2020), which won Best Historical in the Next Generation Book Awards. A recipient of the Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Award, Carrie McCray Literary Award, and James Still Fiction Prize, Heather’s work appears in Still: The Journal, Atticus Review, The Thomas Wolfe Review, The Petigru Review, Pembroke Magazine, Broad River Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Raleigh where she works as a lawyer.

If you’d like to Get Back into your Writing Groove with Heather Bell Adams, she will be leading that workshop at the NC Writers’ Network 2021 Fall Conference, November 19-21 in Durham, NC. (In-person and online options are available for the conference.)

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