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Friday Conversation | Ep 107: Writing Through Challenges: A Conversation with Jennifer Manocherian

March 15, 2024 Steve Season 2 Episode 107
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Friday Conversation | Ep 107: Writing Through Challenges: A Conversation with Jennifer Manocherian
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Jennifer Manocherian discusses her experience writing a novel during COVID and the challenges of incorporating multiple points of view. She highlights the importance of collaboration and feedback in the writing process. Jennifer also shares her transition from theatre to novel writing and the differences in storytelling techniques. She emphasizes the need to fill in the gaps in a novel and create three-dimensional characters. The conversation explores the balance of multiple characters' stories and the challenges of integrating them into a cohesive narrative. In this part of the conversation, Jennifer Manocherian discusses finding the balance in writing, the catharsis of writing awful characters, and the importance of truth-telling and diplomacy. She also mentions other books with memorable characters and explores the collaboration between authors and readers. The conversation touches on the interactive nature of theater and the personal experiences and autobiographical elements in Jennifer's writing. Finally, she shares her journey of transitioning from theater producing to writing later in life. In this conversation, Jennifer Manocherian discusses various aspects of her life and writing career. She talks about the organic process of doing something and the importance of health and energy. Jennifer also shares her experiences with memory and articulation, as well as the challenges of writing voice and marketability. She emphasizes the need to connect with younger generations and stay open to new experiences. Jennifer discusses the relevance of being present and accepting change, and the impact of her first job on her life. She also touches on time management, seeking reviews, and the importance of being present.

Find Jennifer here: https://jennifermanocherian.net/

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