291: 291: How to Make Your Story Truly Unique – Interview with Robert Dugoni

Hey there word nerds!

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Robert Dugoni.

Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Internationally Best-Selling Author of 17 novels in The Tracy Crosswhite police detective series set in Seattle, the David Sloane legal thriller series, and the Charles Jenkins espionage series.

He is also the author of several standalone novels including The Eighth Sister and The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, both #1 Amazon kindle downloads, as well as The 7th Canon and The Cyanide Canary, a Washington Post best book of the year. Several novels have been optioned for television series. Robert is the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Award for fiction and many other awards. We’ll be talking about his book A Cold Trail which is out now.

In this episode Robert and I discuss:

  • The power of dedicated, daily work
  • Revisiting an old crime in a new book
  • The particular appeal of a small town as a mystery setting
  • The interplay between setting, theme and characters
  • The myth of originality

Plus, his #1 tip for writers.

For more info and shownotes: www.diymfa.com/291

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