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The Other 51's latest episode looks at "The Time Has Come"
Many of you may know this, many of you may not, but in addition to the Sports Media Guy newsletter, I also host The Other 51. It's a nerdy little podcast where I talk to writers of all genres about their work, their craft, whatever's on our minds that day. I hope you don't mind me sharing links to new episodes here.
Will Leitch returns to the show to talk all about the writing of his excellent new novel, "The Time Has Come."
Will tells Brian how the writing of this book (“a feel-good book about a shooting!”) differed from his first novel, “How Lucky.” Will discusses how he structured the book, whether the plot or characters came first, and how he was able to make all of his main characters sound authentic to who they are. How do you write a Trump voter whom your readers will find likable - or at least able to empathize with?
Will and Brian talk about why making something specific actually makes it universal, how the novel’s setting of Athens, Georgia ties to the book’s larger theme, and how this book reflects his overall world view.
I’ve said it many places — Will is the writer I want to be when I grow up.
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