Robin LaFevers, author of the New York Times bestselling His Fair Assassins series, talks about the memories that live on in our bodies, the downside to critique groups, and how writing her breakout series retriggered old trauma--sidelining her ability to write for more than a year. She worked her way, physically and emotionally, back to write the latest in the series, Courting Darkness, out February 5, 2019.
LINKS AND TOPICS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Writer Unboxed, a writing community and blog about crafting fiction where Robin has written essays
SCBWI, non-profit organization for individuals who write and illustrate for children and young adults, where she found her agent through a manuscript critique
RWA (Romance Writers of America),
Jesus Camp (documentary)
Donald Maass (agent and author of Writing the Breakout Novel) who represents Nnedi Okorafor author of Hugo and Nebula award winning Binti trilogy
Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy and the Six of Crows duology (listen to her First Draft episodes here and here)
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