Lauren Spieller joins the Lit Service Crew to chat about the differences in tension in stakes between grounded, realistic, contemporary novels vs genre fiction. 

Lauren is an agent at TriadaUSA, and the author of She's the Worst and Your Destination is on the Left.

What's this item Marissa Meyer joins the Lit Service crew to chat about how to make different points of view in a story sound distinct, how to best utilize your different points of view, and how to avoid common pitfalls that go with having more than one point of view character about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention.

Kiersten White joins the Lit Service crew to chat about how to help readers identify with and root for characters who aren't exactly shiny white souls.

Join Lit Service for their first socially distanced--wait no, we're almost always socially distanced--episode about how to write good dialogue.

Ben Grange is an agent at the L. Perkins literary agency.

The Lit Service crew chats with Misa Sugiura about creating flawed characters, why we like flawed characters, and how flaws can drive a story.

The Lit Service crew chats with Katherine Arden (NYT Bestselling author of The Winternight Trilogy: The Bear and the Nightingale, The Girl in the Tower, and The Winter of the Witch as well as the two middle grade horror books Small Spaces and Dead Voices) about how to create layers of tension in your story in order to keep it from feeling flat.

The Lit Service Crew chats with middle grade author Tae Keller about how to approach writing from a child's perspective and what we owe to the audience for whom we're writing. about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention.

Rebecca Ross joins the Lit Service crew to chat about layering characters (like onions! Imagine the Scottish accent) and how that relates to plot.

Rebecca is the author of The Queen's Rising, The Queen's Resistance, and the forthcoming Sisters of Sword and Song.

Sarah Nicolas, author of Dragons are People, Too and Keeping Her Secret, shares all of the knowledge she's gained while participating as a mentor in Pitch Wars. Join us as we talk about how to stand out in a crowd of pitches, what is important in query letters, and how to avoid falling into a publishing scam.

Emily Duncan joins us to discuss the latest release in the Skywalker Saga. You don't want to miss out!

Emily Duncan, author of Wicked Saints, joins us to talk about how to research for a novel, how to add that research into your novel's world, and the benefits of developing your novel's world.

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