Heck of a Year: Episode 295 is 2021 in review
What did we notice evolving in the industry? What worked and what didn’t in our own writing lives? Here’s our take. We’d love to hear yours—check in via the #AmWriting Facebook group.
Links from the pod
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
Reading Apps like Radish
Our best lessons from 2021:
KJ: You only need one plot.
Sarina: Write the flap copy first.
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