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Tearing a Story Apart Until the Puzzle Pieces Fit Perfectly

Tearing a Story Apart Until the Puzzle Pieces Fit Perfectly

Update: 2022-09-08
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In today's Books with Hooks, Carly and CeCe review a resubmission and in the process discuss an impressive author paragraph; writing the subtleties of familial relationships; the difficulties of a plot that hinges on a secret that isn't revealed in the query; and an example of a very good hook.

After which, Bianca chats with the NYT bestselling Deanna Raybourn, author of Killers of a Certain Age,  about purposefully choosing a setting and location for a story; when to decide on a dual-timeline structure and how to maintain good pacing with both; knowing which flashbacks belong and which ones to cut; pulling the story apart until the puzzle pieces fit together; differentiating between similar characters; and coming up with unique ways to kill fictional people!

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Tearing a Story Apart Until the Puzzle Pieces Fit Perfectly

Tearing a Story Apart Until the Puzzle Pieces Fit Perfectly

Bianca Marais, Carly Watters and CeCe Lyra