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Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing: Revised Edition by Libbie Hawker
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Tidewater: A Novel by Libbie Hawker
Go Bayside! Podcast
"Don’t second guess yourself. Don’t overthink your writing into meaningless dribble. Just go with whatever first occurred to you."
"I don’t understand how people wrote historical fiction in a time before Google."
"In a world where we have high-quality print on-demand technology, there’s no reason to have a giant warehouse full of books sitting anywhere."
"I don’t take myself super seriously. Sometimes I agree with one-star reviews."
"I knew from a really young age that I liked reading, so I decided ‘I’m going to do this someday. This is going to be my job.’ I did it."
[01:49] How Libbie found the idea for her podcast about 80s tv show, Jem
[04:02] Libbie’s love for reading as a child that influenced her decision to be a writer
[05:25] The unique, distinctive brand of Alice Hoffman’s books
[11:39] Excerpt from Libbie’s new book, “The Ragged Edge of Night” and the inspiration behind the book
[16:13] Finding humor in the absurdity of some of Libbie’s one-star reviews
BOOKS IN 30 Podcast