I was very excited to sit down with my friend Natasa Lekic of New York Book Editors for a forty minute (!) interview on novel writing and editing.
Some of the things we covered:
- Believing in your own creativity
- Motivation and stakes
- Dialogue and writing cinematically
Here’s the full interview!
(Don’t worry, I got a haircut the day after we recorded this.)
And if you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, here are some clips.
On character motivation and making readers care:
How to raise the stakes:
Common mistakes with dialogue:
Thanks so much to Natasa, and hope you enjoy!
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Jana Atwood says
Loved it! Super helpful!!
Kathy Nickerson says
Thank you for this. So helpful. Especially the information about dialogue.