317: Be True to the Character and Tell Your Truth — Interview with Syed M. Masood

Hey there word nerds!

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Syed M. Masood.

Syed M. Masood grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, and now lives with his wife and children in Sacramento, California, where he is a practicing attorney. He wrote a few couplets in Urdu when he was a teenager, and his family still tells everyone he is an Urdu poet. He is not. More Than Just a Pretty Face is his young adult debut novel.

In this episode Syed and I discuss:

  • Why you need to listen to what your characters want as you write
  • How honoring universal experiences allows readers to understand your reality
  • Ways to keep the romance trope interesting, but also staying within the form

Plus, his #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: diymfa.com/317

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