1 hr 18 min

When a Pantser Becomes a Plotter to Get Published - Kirthana Ramisetti The Shit No One Tells You About Writing

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In today's Books with Hooks, Emmy Nordstrom Higdon joins us from Westwood Creative Artists to chat with Tyler and Vickie about their work. Emmy unpacks starting with action to get a good sense of voice and character; how the story needs to be front and center with opening pages before digging into issues; starting with something dramatic and compelling; showing the MC out of their depth with internal and external conflict; and dramatizing epistolary parts of a novel.

After which, Bianca chats with Kirthana Ramisetti, author of Dava Shastri's Last Day, about how transitioning from a pantser to a plotter paid off; having your pick of agents and what criteria you can use for deciding on one; writing an ensemble cast and introducing a lot of characters quickly; writing a sweeping family saga; tracking character arcs and timelines; how to choose your POV character for each chapter; writing a story that’s based in the future; making choices about character and plot that work for your story, and incorporating backstory in an organic way.

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Twitter: @SNOTYAW @BiancaM_author 
Instagram: @biancamarais_author @ the_shit_about_writing
Facebook: @tsnotyaw
Website: www.biancamarais.com
Emmy Nordstrom Higdon on Twitter: @emmy_of_spines
Kirthana Ramisetti on Instagram: @kirthanaramisetti and on Twitter: @popscribblings
Tyler on Twitter:  @writerthoughts 

In today's Books with Hooks, Emmy Nordstrom Higdon joins us from Westwood Creative Artists to chat with Tyler and Vickie about their work. Emmy unpacks starting with action to get a good sense of voice and character; how the story needs to be front and center with opening pages before digging into issues; starting with something dramatic and compelling; showing the MC out of their depth with internal and external conflict; and dramatizing epistolary parts of a novel.

After which, Bianca chats with Kirthana Ramisetti, author of Dava Shastri's Last Day, about how transitioning from a pantser to a plotter paid off; having your pick of agents and what criteria you can use for deciding on one; writing an ensemble cast and introducing a lot of characters quickly; writing a sweeping family saga; tracking character arcs and timelines; how to choose your POV character for each chapter; writing a story that’s based in the future; making choices about character and plot that work for your story, and incorporating backstory in an organic way.

Find us on our socials: 
Twitter: @SNOTYAW @BiancaM_author 
Instagram: @biancamarais_author @ the_shit_about_writing
Facebook: @tsnotyaw
Website: www.biancamarais.com
Emmy Nordstrom Higdon on Twitter: @emmy_of_spines
Kirthana Ramisetti on Instagram: @kirthanaramisetti and on Twitter: @popscribblings
Tyler on Twitter:  @writerthoughts 

1 hr 18 min