201: Revising Your Book, and Getting It Right – Interview with Kimmery Martin

Hey there word nerds!

Today I am so excited to have debut author Kimmery Martin on the show!

Kimmery is an emergency medical doctor and, like me, a life-long literary nerd. On top of being a doctor, an author, and a mom, she writes book reviews and volunteers with the library foundation in her home of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Her debut novel, The Queen of Hearts, has been named one of the most anticipated books of 2018 by Southern Living, Elite Daily, and Writer’s Digest. Set against the backdrop of hospital rounds, Kimmery’s medical knowledge and quirky sense of humor makes the story pop right off the page.

Listen in as we chat about this amazing debut novel, and get an inside look at Kimmery’s revision process.

In this episode Kimmery and I discuss:

  • Translating your real life experience to a fictional world.
  • Tips to bring your minor characters to life.
  • Why you need to find the revision process that works for you.
  • Finding the right voice for your novel.
  • How to restructure your life to prioritize (not find) writing time.

Plus, Kimmery’s #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/201

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