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BONUS EPISODE: When to Break the Rules - Leila Slimani

BONUS EPISODE: When to Break the Rules - Leila Slimani

Update: 2021-10-26
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In today's Books with Hooks segment, Emma joins us on the show to discuss her query and opening pages. Carly and CeCe tackle sparking curiosity;  hooking the agent with keywords; repetition with dialogue tags and replacing them with action beats; writing in multiple POVs and making the reader question who’s doing the narrating; as well as homemade pasta!

After which, Bianca chats with Leila Slimani, author of In The Country of Others, about sticking to what you’re good at;  how Moroccans can identify with American Western movies and Southern Lit; finding your distinctive voice; having confidence in your reader; when to break the rules of writing; and dealing with imposter syndrome.



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BONUS EPISODE: When to Break the Rules - Leila Slimani

BONUS EPISODE: When to Break the Rules - Leila Slimani

Bianca Marais, Carly Watters, CeCe Lyra and Leila Slimani