Oct 6, 2023
As a child in Richmond, Virginia, Lisa Peers was introduced to writing by her mother, who was also a writer who invited her young daughter to play with her typewriter. Still, Lisa began her career in theater and only later pursued writing in a professional capacity. She shares how acting shapes her writing process and helps her build authentic dialogue, which is a strength of Lisa’s new novel, Love at 350°. This gorgeous story features 40something characters challenging the norms of the romantic comedy genre.
In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, host Lynne Golodner interviews Lisa about her journey from acting to writing, the process of finding an agent and publisher, and the importance of writing books you want to read.
Building a body of work
People who inspire us to write
How other passions/hobbies influence writing
Finding the right writer’s group for you
No one way for a book to come to life
Creating compelling characters
The power of manifestation
Finding agents - right time + right place
Publishers looking for diverse stories (plus-size, LGBTQ, etc.)
How to weather shifting editors and their changing perspectives
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