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How Being Impatient to Publish Actually Works Against You - Ruth Ozeki

How Being Impatient to Publish Actually Works Against You - Ruth Ozeki

Update: 2021-10-07
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In today's Books with Hooks segment, Carly and CeCe discuss avoiding hypothetical questions; escalating baseline stakes and tension; how authors are the puppet masters of their own universes and need to justify all of their choices; giving the reader something familiar in the opening of a fantasy novel; the difference between head-hopping and omniscient POV; how to format dialogue; how you need to frame your memoir with a hook; and avoiding writing a character's struggles that are all internal.

Bianca chats with award-winning author, Ruth Ozeki, about there being no age by which you need to publish; writing in your own time when you give yourself permission to write; people assuming the main character is based on yourself; how you need to work hard to find yourself in all of your characters and give them a part of you; how the antagonist is the hero of their own story; the creative process vs pathology; writing a book because you have questions you get to act out with your characters; how the author and reader co-create a different book every time a reader reads it; and taking your time and understanding the tension between the poles of patience and impatience.

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How Being Impatient to Publish Actually Works Against You - Ruth Ozeki

How Being Impatient to Publish Actually Works Against You - Ruth Ozeki

Bianca Marais, Carly Watters, CeCe Lyra and Ruth Ozeki