Episode 52: Hard Reboot: Dystopian YA Critique

Episode Description

Alyssa & Leslie critique the prologue and opening of chapter one from JF Erikson’s Hard Reboot. They discuss worldbuilding, advanced dialogue punctuation, maintaining tension, and stage direction.

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Show Notes

I would write a book, or a short story, at least three times—once to understand it, the second time to improve the prose, and a third to compel it to say what it still must say. Somewhere I put it this way: first drafts are for learning what one’s fiction wants him to say. Revision works with that knowledge to enlarge and enhance an idea, to reform it. Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing.
— Bernard Malamud

Want to keep reading? JF Erikson is posting the series on his site, which you can find here

Read Leslie's guest post about the power of writing prompts. 

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