220: Just Keep Writing and Other Motivational Mantras – Interview with Laurie Petrou
Hey there word nerds!
Today I am so excited to have Laurie Petrou on the show!
Laurie is an author, maker, educator, tea drinker, and avid reader… so basically she’s my kind of people. She is an Associate Professor at Ryerson’s RTA School of Media, where she is also the Director of the Masters of Media Production program, and has given TEDx talks in the past.
Laurie’s first novel (second book), Sister of Mine, won the International Half the World Global Literati Award. This novel is a fascinating thriller about two sisters bound together by a series of secrets.
Listen in as Laurie and I chat about this awesome book, how to craft gripping suspense, and how to always keep yourself writing.
In this episode Laurie and I discuss:
- The unreliable narrator and how to do it right.
- Using supporting characters to throw a wrench into your protagonist’s world.
- Techniques to breathe life into your setting.
- Pacing a thriller over several decades.
- How to handle the waiting periods in between writing and publishing.
Plus, Laurie’s #1 tip for writers.
For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/220