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Why You Shouldn't Compare Yourself to Other Writers

Why You Shouldn't Compare Yourself to Other Writers

Update: 2021-11-04
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In today's Books with Hooks segment, Melissa and Stephanie join us on the show to have their query letters and opening pages critiqued. Carly and CeCe discuss the importance of hitting current social and class elements; not missing opportunities to let readers know more about the MC by adding in descriptions and reasons behind their choices; when and why a prologue works; and anticipating readers' questions and answering them at just the right time.

After which, Bianca chats with the author of My Sweet Girl, Amanda Jayatissa about submitting to POC agents/editors vs. non-POC agents/editors; structuring your novel in a linear vs. non-linear way; using old journals if you have them to put yourself in the mindset of a younger character; using Aeon 2.0 Timeline software; and why you shouldn't compare yourself to other writers. 

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Why You Shouldn't Compare Yourself to Other Writers

Why You Shouldn't Compare Yourself to Other Writers

Bianca Marais, Carly Watters, CeCe Lyra and Amanda Jayatissa