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The Shit No One Tells You About Writing

Bianca Marais, Carly Watters and CeCe Lyra

This is a podcast for emerging writers who want to improve the quality of their work and learn more about the publishing industry. Your one host, Bianca Marais (the bestselling author of 'The Witches of Moonshyne Manor') interviews authors, agents, editors and just about anyone and everyone who's involved in bringing a book to market. She's joined by her cohosts, literary agents Carly Watters and CeCe Lyra from P.S. Literary Agency, who read and critique query letters as well as opening pages in their Books with Hooks segment. Expect good advice, honest insights, and a few laughs along the way.
Episodes
Writing Strong Character Arcs That Are Tied to Character WantsNovember 24, 2022 Episode artwork Jeffrey Archer's 14-Draft Process & Writing Plots Twists vs RevealsNovember 17, 2022 Episode artwork The Importance of Having No Ego When Receiving CritiqueNovember 10, 2022 Episode artwork Adding Tension, Conflict and Stakes to a Novel That's Not WorkingNovember 03, 2022 Episode artwork Inciting Incidents and Key EventsOctober 27, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Episode: We Answer Your Questions, Give You Comp Titles, and Chat with Susie YangOctober 24, 2022 Episode artwork Why You Don't Need an MFA to Become a Better WriterOctober 20, 2022 Episode artwork The Process When Publishers Acquire a Novel & How to Make Yourself More MarketableOctober 13, 2022 Episode artwork Fleshing Out All of Your Characters, Including the AntagonistsOctober 06, 2022 Episode artwork Including Diversity in Your Writing & Always Thinking About Your ReaderSeptember 29, 2022 Episode artwork How to Know if You're the Right Person to Tell a StorySeptember 22, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Episode: We Answer Your Questions and Give You CompsSeptember 19, 2022 Episode artwork How to Stop Talking to Ourselves and Start Talking to Our ReadersSeptember 15, 2022 Episode artwork Tearing a Story Apart Until the Puzzle Pieces Fit PerfectlySeptember 08, 2022 Episode artwork Writing a Successful Book ProposalSeptember 01, 2022 Episode artwork How Classic Literature Can Inform Your Own WorkAugust 25, 2022 Episode artwork Balancing Character Development, Curiosity Seeds and PlotAugust 18, 2022 Episode artwork Letting the Story Be Bigger Than YouAugust 11, 2022 Episode artwork Maximizing the Benefit of Working with a Freelance EditorAugust 04, 2022 Episode artwork From the Archives: Dealing with RejectionJuly 28, 2022 Episode artwork From the Archives: How to Create and Maintain Suspense July 21, 2022 Episode artwork From the Archives: Learning Your CraftJuly 14, 2022 Episode artwork From the Archives: Coming Up with A High Concept PremiseJuly 07, 2022 Episode artwork Writing Scenes Involving Multiple Characters, Understanding Writing Theory & We Answer Your QuestionsJuly 04, 2022 Episode artwork Tess Gerritsen's Advice to WritersJune 30, 2022 Episode artwork