The Shit No One Tells You About Writing

Jeffrey Archer's 14-Draft Process & Writing Plots Twists vs Reveals

November 17, 2022 Bianca Marais, Carly Watters, CeCe Lyra and Jeffrey Archer Season 13 Episode 1
The Shit No One Tells You About Writing
Jeffrey Archer's 14-Draft Process & Writing Plots Twists vs Reveals
Show Notes

In today's Books with Hooks, Carly and CeCe are left unsupervised as they critique two query letters each, in the process discussing the best way to frame your novel if it has series potential; the difficulty of marketing a quiet novel right now; how you should open your novel; matching query tone and novel tone to your genre; and the importance of readers being invested in your characters.

After which, Bianca chats with one of the bestselling authors of all time, Jeffrey Archer, about his latest novel, Next in Line; his 14-draft process; how he writes a story in 45 days and finishes a book in a year; writing what you know; plot twists vs. reveals; manipulating the reader; fictionalizing historical figures; the two levels of research; and magic moments in storytelling. 

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