Aug 18, 2019
In today's episode, Pilar talks about:
Why she's stuck.
How the story's changed once she got writing, and how the idea
What's she learned from Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
What's she's incorporated from Scott King's Story Pitch
Here's the link to exporting synopses from Scrivener
Jun 30, 2019
Pilar has realised that all her character was doing was living
in the past, but she has a couple of things she's going to try to
make the character more active.
Following feedback from her writing coach, she now needs to almost go back to the drawing board, but this presents plenty of opportunities to make the piece...
Jun 2, 2019
You'd think it's obvious, but it's taken Pilar quite a while to
realise the main difference between writing a non-fiction book and
writing a novel.
Pilar recommends Anne Janzer’s excellent book on writing non-fiction, "Writing to Be Understood: What Works and Why".
A little bit of progress on Pilar's own editing...
May 19, 2019
Why do we write? I struggled so much during the re-write that I almost threw it all away and gave up this "I want to write fiction" thing.
Why I didn't:
May 5, 2019
Pilar updates listeners on her writing retreat and how it's
difficult to explain to people who don't write that writing is not
driven by inspiration.
She shares her struggle with technique and the bad writing habits she's discovered.
This episode's wisdom is on using dialogue as exposition, borrowed from Into the...