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The Shit No One Tells You About Writing

Bianca Marais, Carly Watters and CeCe Lyra

This is a podcast for emerging writers who want to improve the quality of their work and learn more about the publishing industry. Your one host, Bianca Marais (the bestselling author of 'The Witches of Moonshyne Manor') interviews authors, agents, editors and just about anyone and everyone who's involved in bringing a book to market. She's joined by her cohosts, literary agents Carly Watters and ... more

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In today's Books with Hooks, Bianca, Carly, and CeCe are joined by Paige to discuss her query for her action-adventure romance novel. They discuss the importance of spelling out your protagonist's motivation in your query; the need for story-forward ... more

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In today's Books with Hooks, Bianca, Carly, and CeCe are joined by two guests, author Rachel Kapelke-Dale and her agent, Sarah Phair. They discuss ensuring your comps align with each other and with your work; making sure your query is representative ... more

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In this month’s bonus episode, Bianca interviews poet, novelist, and Chair of the Amherst Writers (AWA), Sue Reynolds. They discuss the AWA workshop method and how it differs from other workshops; what occurs in an AWA workshop; the importance of giv... more

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In today’s Book with Hooks, Carly and CeCe critique two listener queries, a resubmission and a YA fantasy. They discuss the issue of starting with a protagonist that has a 'simple, stable' life; a great example of an inciting incident; ensuring your ... more

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22 days ago

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4.8 out of 5 stars from 992 ratings
  • My Favorite Writing Podcast

    This podcast has it all. Entertaining interviews with authors that always include their pathway to publication. Query letter and first pages critiques that are helpful even if you aren’t writing your query. The comp title segment has led me to add so many books to my TBR pile. If you’re planning on querying, I definitely recommend subscribing to their Substack. It is so helpful to see the notes on the first pages and to learn how you can improve your own query and writing.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Emillie Parrish
    Canada23 days ago
  • Best writing resource EVER

    I’ve learned so much from the women hosting the podcast, listened to so many adored authors share their stories, and found writing friends along the way. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Layne Beckner
    Canada23 days ago
  • Favorite writing podcast of all time!

    Bianca, Carly and CeCe provide weekly engaging content and great tips for aspiring writers. Carly & CeCe’s query critiques are so interesting, and Bianca is a master interviewer, always asking smart, thoughtful questions of the authors who come on the show. Can’t recommend the podcast highly enough!

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    One Street Over
    United Statesa month ago
  • Love, but more nonfiction pls!

    I wasn’t sure how I would like a “writing” podcast. Most of my info about publishing comes from articles, webinars, etc. But after one episode of this, I can’t get enough! It’s so helpful. I wish they would cover more memoir/CNF but otherwise, a great listen for writers!

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    A in Spain
    United Statesa month ago
  • Incredibly helpful advice for emerging writers

    I began listening to the podcast for the query letter reviews, which I find extremely valuable in my own querying journey, but I quickly realized the importance of the author interviews in improving my understanding of the publishing world overall. The entire podcast is a magnificent help in navigating the publishing journey and I’m so happy I found it! Thank you to all three hosts, to the guests, and to Emily, the bookseller who helps with comps (and recently answered my own comp request). I lo... more

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Writeheidiwrite
    United States2 months ago

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