Interview with Author and Educator, Jyoti Rajan Gopal

Chalk and Ink: The Podcast for Teachers Who Write and Writers Who Teach

May 13 2022 • 1 hr 11 mins

Today, Jyoti Rajan Gopal and I talk about the power of changing one word in a manuscript, exploring various storytelling modalities, and the magic of making a manuscript sound like music.

As many of you know, my beloved dog, Buck, passed away a week ago. Normally, I don’t record interviews with him in the room. But when Jyoti and I recorded this episode, I knew my days with him were numbered. So, I let him stay with me. He was completely quiet until the end of the episode when he barked. Normally, I would have cut it out. I even had Jyoti repeat her recommendations; however, when it came time to produce the episode, I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t cut him out. So, if you want to turn down your sound, around an hour and five minutes, please do so. This episode is dedicated to him.

It’s the end of the school year which means it’s time to wrap up
Chalk + Ink’s second season. In two weeks, our final episode, “Top Ten Summer Writing Tips” will be available to download. So, there’s no homework unless you want to listen to your favorite episodes from this season and let me know which tips I should consider featuring in the season finale.

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Finally, I want to give a shout out to Sarah Brannen for Chalk + Ink’s podcast art and congratulate her again on her Sibert Honor for Summertime Sleepers.

Happy listening!





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