The Shit No One Tells You About Writing

Writing Strong Character Arcs That Are Tied to Character Wants

November 24, 2022 Bianca Marais, Carly Watters, CeCe Lyra and Alexa Martin Season 13 Episode 2
The Shit No One Tells You About Writing
Writing Strong Character Arcs That Are Tied to Character Wants
Show Notes

In today's Books with Hooks, Carly and CeCe analyze two query letters each, and in the process discuss what constitutes a long query, in respect of word count; how statements in dialogue shouldn't be made simply to tell the reader something; avoiding vague references in queries; and getting a submission that reads like a published book.

After which, Bianca chats with Alexa Martin, author of Better Than Fiction, about her journey to publication; writing teacher books; planting curiosity seeds and having the reader be an active participant instead of spoon-feeding them everything; character arcs and how they are so integral to the character’s wants/needs; flipping genre tropes; Story Genius, character misbeliefs, the third rail, and causality; and putting hooks in your books.

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