The Shit No One Tells You About Writing: Interview

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Bianca Marais is a brilliant interviewer and she delves deeply into the creative process by asking great questions. I was so honoured to be included in her podcast. I hope you have time to listen!

“In today’s December Bonus Episode, Bianca interviews Sarah Lariviere, YA author of The Bad Kid, Time Travel for Love and Profit, and the upcoming, Riot Act. They discuss Sarah’s decision to base her latest novel in her hometown; pinpointing what makes a work fit into the YA category; writing in a way that is authentic to your audience (including the language you use and how you portray certain experiences); the intentionality of choosing a setting and time period; using song lyrics in your work; using curse words in a YA novel; and Sarah’s unorthodox approach to limited omniscient POV.

After which, Bianca interviews Lucy E.M. Black, author of the historical fiction novel, The Brickworks. They discuss Lucy’s non-traditional journey to publication; the inspiration for her latest book; knowing when to stop researching, so as not to fall downINterview a procrastination rabbit hole; reaching out to experts; how to write regional dialects successfully; advice on time-jumping in a novel; and Lucy’s experience with indie publishers.”

Bianca Marais, Carly Watters and CeCe Lyra

Listen to the full podcast here:

The Shit No One Tells You About Writing: December Bonus Episode on Apple Podcasts

Start 00:42:55 for interview with Lucy.