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Why You Don't Need an MFA to Become a Better Writer

Why You Don't Need an MFA to Become a Better Writer

Update: 2022-10-20
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In today's Books with Hooks, Jael Richardson (author of Gutter Child) joins Carly and CeCe to critique query letters. During the segment, they discuss starting in the right place; using time stamps to make it easier for the reader to ground themselves; ensuring there’s interiority with the narrating character; the web effect in query letters; clarifying the emotionality of the main character; teasing the tone/vibe of the book in the query letter; starting a book with a letter; ensuring your query letter voice matches what’s in the pages; and how to make good choices about where you begin and how you get there.

After which, Bianca chats with Christina Romeril, author of A Christmas Candy Killing, about the expectations of cozy mysteries; using Pinterest for inspiration; using a map for your setting to help maintain consistency; creative writing procrastination; using the resources available to become a better writer; setting up red herrings, planting clues, etc; and using a spouse or friend to help with accuracy in details.

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Christina can be found at www.christinaromeril.com and on Instagram at @christinaromerilwriter



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Why You Don't Need an MFA to Become a Better Writer

Why You Don't Need an MFA to Become a Better Writer

Bianca Marais, Carly Watters and CeCe Lyra