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Granting Yourself Permission to Tell a Story - Kerri Maher

Granting Yourself Permission to Tell a Story - Kerri Maher

Update: 2022-01-13
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In today's Books with Hooks, Carly and CeCe are kicking it back to the old format in which they look at the same three queries together. They discuss how important it is to show that there's enough plot and escalation to merit a whole novel when writing a query; the pitfall of using the term "crossover"; being mindful of when your book is coming off as quiet or too interior to the protagonist; avoiding a recap beginning, where you give too much background info, like a recap on a show; looking out for redundancies during the polishing phase; the difference between telling the reader something versus making the reader FEEL something; and how it isn't enough to just paint a picture - the picture needs to feel real.

After which Bianca chats with Kerri Maher, author of The Paris Bookseller, about fictionalizing real people (including the potential pitfalls and how to do it in a meaningful way); the social contract involved in writing/reading historical fiction; how to quiet the doubtful voice when writing, granting yourself permission to write a particular story; and how to frame novels that span a significant period of time.

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Kerri Maher on Instagram: @kerrimaherwriter and on Twitter: @kerrimaherbooks

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Granting Yourself Permission to Tell a Story - Kerri Maher

Granting Yourself Permission to Tell a Story - Kerri Maher

Bianca Marais, Carly Watters, CeCe Lyra and Kerri Maher