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Ending the Year with a Shot of Positivity from Alka Joshi

Ending the Year with a Shot of Positivity from Alka Joshi

Update: 2021-12-30
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In today's Books with Hooks, guest agent Veronia Park joins us from Fuse Literary to review four submissions. During the segment, Veronica discusses having the query vibe matching the sample pages vibe; under-promising and over-delivering with the sample; ensuring you have stakes at the end of each POV paragraph in the query; when not to include the prologue in the sample pages; and the three-part rule: what does your MC want more than anything, why can’t they get it, and what will happen if they do/don’t get it?

After which, Bianca chats with Alka Joshi, author of The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur about how there isn’t a ticking clock for publishing; having and listening to external cheerleaders; tooting your own horn; when an MFA is worth it, and when it’s not; five crucial tips for emerging writers; taking time away to recharge and then coming back to appreciating your story; and the importance of knowing the story behind the story.

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Ending the Year with a Shot of Positivity from Alka Joshi

Ending the Year with a Shot of Positivity from Alka Joshi

Bianca Marais, Veronica Park and Alka Joshi