On today’s episode, you get to hear from Claire, the host of the podcast, about her own novel, Unscripted, out today. It’s a smart beach read about a young aspiring writer with a celebrity crush and a determined plan. Claire speaks to her friend Juliet about the challenge of writing from multiple points of view, how Myers Briggs has helped form her characters, what she really thinks of LA, her long and torturous route to publication, and more.
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Books Mentioned on the Podcast:
Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe
The Hunting Party, by Lucy Foley
Star-Crossed, by Minnie Darke
One Day in December, by Josie Silver
Becoming, by Michelle Obama
So Here’s the Thing . . .: Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut, by Alyssa Mastromonaco
Reasons to Be Cheerful, by Nina Stibbe
How to Fail, by Elizabeth Day
The Party, by Elizabeth Day
Some Kids I Taught And What They Taught Me, by Kate Clanchy
(A note on my book links: they usually take you to Amazon, and I get a few pence per sale at no extra cost to you if you click them and buy from there, which will help me make this podcast viable long-term. But better than Amazon, who are, let’s be honest, not the greatest, is Blackwells or Waterstones, or, even better, your local independent bookshop. If you live in the US or elsewhere further afield, you can find UK books at Book Depository (also owned by Amazon) at a good price and with no postage cost, or sometimes at Wordery.com, or you can buy them from Amazon US, or, even better, an independent bookshop.)
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