Friday Feast: Race, Research, and High-Stakes Choices of Debut Novelists; How to Tell People What Your Book is About; Character Desire; Rewrite Caves; and 7 Steps to a Happy Revision


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We kick off this week’s links with a fantastic discussion between two debut authors. I always love it when writers interview other writers because of the “me too!” moments that occur, such as the struggle to find the right POV for a book. “The biggest thing I struggled with the first few years was what POV it would be in. And I went back and forth and back and forth from first person to third person to first person.” It’s like the struggling writer’s version of Us Weekly’s “Stars — They’re Just Like Us!” For more of those moments, read on.

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