How to write a book

What is a holiday read? A bookseller and an author-publisher discuss. Ep 33 FREE podcast for writers

First, you must not skip the opening song. It’s one of my favourites. Dreamy. Romantic. Vintage. Nostalgic. These are also some of the qualities of a perfect holiday read, when you step off the everyday and look for something transforming. Even transporting.

Or do you?

That’s what we’re discussing in today’s episode. What makes a perfect holiday book for readers… and what writers might aim for if they want to woo them. Love is in the air. Booklove.

My co-host is independent bookseller Peter Snell.

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