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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 are looking to improve their work with an aim to having it published, or anyone who would like a behind-the-scenes look at the publishing industry. Your host, Bianca Marais (the author of 'Hum If You Don't Know the Words' and 'If You Want to Make God Laugh') will be interviewing 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 and opening pages in their Books with Hooks segment. Expect good advice, honest insights, and a few laughs along the way.

Recent Episodes

Not Every Journey to Publication Takes the Same Route - Jayne AllenDecember 02, 2021 Episode artwork Trusting Your Gut in the Face of Rejection - PJ VernonNovember 25, 2021 Episode artwork BONUS: Submitting to Presses & Writing Outside Your Comfort ZoneNovember 22, 2021 Episode artwork Ken Follett's Incredibly Practical Tips for WritersNovember 18, 2021 Episode artwork How to Write a Novel in Half the TimeNovember 11, 2021 Episode artwork Why You Shouldn't Compare Yourself to Other Writers November 04, 2021 Episode artwork The Secret to Overnight Success - Jesse Q SutantoOctober 28, 2021 Episode artwork BONUS EPISODE: When to Break the Rules - Leila SlimaniOctober 26, 2021 Episode artwork Staying True To Your Vision for Your Work - Ella BermanOctober 21, 2021 Episode artwork BONUS EPISODE: Romance, Rom-coms and Writing Sex ScenesOctober 19, 2021 Episode artwork A Wealth of Information Shared by Super Editor, Amy EinhornOctober 14, 2021 Episode artwork How Being Impatient to Publish Actually Works Against You - Ruth OzekiOctober 07, 2021 Episode artwork From the Archives: What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Published - Courtney MaumOctober 04, 2021 Episode artwork In Praise of the Prologue and Organic Backstory - Christina ClancySeptember 30, 2021 Episode artwork From the Archives: Talking with the Bestseller WhispererSeptember 27, 2021 Episode artwork The Evolution of a Rejected Manuscript on its Journey to PublicationSeptember 23, 2021 Episode artwork Having Fun with Your Writing & Getting Out of Your Own Way - Lauren GroffSeptember 16, 2021 Episode artwork The Importance of Staring into Space - Sunjeev Sahota September 09, 2021 Episode artwork BONUS EPISODE: 10 Legal and Business Topics for Writers to ConsiderSeptember 07, 2021 Episode artwork Every Story Will Tell You What it Needs - Megan CollinsSeptember 02, 2021 Episode artwork Finding Your Plot Engine - Megan AbbottAugust 26, 2021 Episode artwork BONUS EPISODE: A One-on-One Books with Hooks & Preparing for #PitMadAugust 24, 2021 Episode artwork Writing an Engaging First Chapter - Caitlin WahrerAugust 19, 2021 Episode artwork How to Know When You're Ready to Query AgentsAugust 12, 2021 Episode artwork BONUS EPISODE: How to Make Your Imaginary Worlds Come Alive Through WorldbuildingAugust 09, 2021 Episode artwork