Aug 21, 2020 • 38M

Episode 225 Get #ComfortablewithWeird How visualization and imagery help writers connect with readers, with Julie Berry

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Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers and journalists in all genres, with hosts Jessica Lahey, KJ Dell'Antonia and Sarina Bowen.

Our guest this week is children’s fiction and YA author Julie Berry, and here’s why: she gave a talk at a conference about visualizing and imagery that Sarina has “been thinking about for 7 years.” That should tell you how much gold there is in this episode—all kinds of useful stuff about how we use images and senses to spark our own creativity and build a connection with our readers in every genre. We think you’ll love it.


Julie: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Beauty by Robin McKinley

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope

The Secret Life of Trees by Robin Blackwell

Black and British by David Olusoga

Staying Power by Peter Fryer

Sarina: Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

KJ: Tiny Imperfections by Alli Frank & Asha Youmans

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