Aug 28, 2020 • 54M

Episode 226 Writing #ownvoices while respecting others, with Lauren Ho

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Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers and journalists in all genres, with hosts Jessica Lahey, KJ Dell'Antonia and Sarina Bowen.

Lauren Ho is the author of the debut novel Last Tang Standing, which is getting HUGE buzz. It’s been called Bridget Jones meets Crazy Rich Asians, and it does deliver on that promise. Lauren is our very first guest to join us from Singapore, and it’s very late at night there but she managed to hold her own. We talk lawyers-turned-writers, selling a book from outside the US and UK, Goodreads reviews and the challenges and advantages of writing characters (not necessarily POV characters, but still voices that have a place in your story) from perspectives that aren’t your own.



Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

A Good Family by A.H. Kim

The White Coat Diaries by Madi Sinha


Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld


Becoming Duchess Goldblatt (Anonymous)

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

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Behind-the-scenes and only in the email this week:

KJ was a guest on the wonderful How Do You Write podcast with Rachael Herron, and truly had a blast and loved every minute of it and thinks you should listen to all the episodes (she does!).

Jess shared this video of pandas being pandas and caused Sarina and KJ to loose many minutes of work.

Lacy Crawford, whose book Notes on a Silencing has come up many times on the pod, got an apology from St. Paul’s, the private high school which covered up her rape and protected her rapists.

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