Look! I wrote a novel and it got published - by St. Martins Press - a big fancy pub house. I know how to write. I've been doing it for a looonnnggg time. And I've been helping others hone their craft and find their voice as writers since 2006. So, I had this idea, I'll read my book - The Playgroup - and, as I go, chapter by chapter, I'll share with my listeners all I know about writing. So, have fun, listen to the episodes in order, and TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
Things continue to devolve for Ellie as she falls deeper into the Eastside web of debauchery. Nelsie shares how to intensify the stakes and the obstacles for the protagonist. Oh, and there's some pretty steamy sex, too!
Post New Year's Eve debacle, Ellie wakes to the reality of what she's done. Will her life ever be the same? And, as your personal writing coach, I talk more about creating and maintaining tension and obstacles for the protagonist.
I discuss how I (hopefully) create and maintain tension as Ellie ventures to an eastside party WITHOUT Peter!
In Chapter 18, Ellie finds herself - as usual - the "what does not belong in this picture" item. This time she's at an eastside New Year's Eve party without Peter, in a sexy cocktail dress surrounded by bowties, fur coats and people named Biffy. Ellie looks to survive the night by falling back on old habits.
Welcome to Episode 1 of The Naked Novelist Uncovered. Sounds redundant, I know, but, stick with me. These interviews with fellow writers will give us all a chance to look inside the mind of writers in all genres to "uncover" insights, struggles and secrets of the professional (or soon-to-be professional) writer.
Ellie has less than 2 hours to find the perfect, tasteful, yet sexless outfit for Park Avenue Playgroup's Cocktail Party that begins in less than 6 hours. She leaves the kids in a questionable setting and heads for Saks Fifth Avenue in a panic.
On this "virgin voyage" Of NN (the Naked Novelist) you'll meet your host - Me, Nelsie Spencer - and hear the first chapter of my novel, The Playgroup. We meet artsy, insecure Ellie as prepares to take her precious daughter to the fanciest of preschools on the "evil" eastside. Nelsie also shares of her expertise onthe all-important first page of any novel, and some "how-tos" on exposition.
Ellie makes the harrowing trip to the dreaded eastside where she's plagued by women wearing tassle loafers and toddlers that are better dressed than she is. Will Ellie survive so many moms with so much family money? As will become the norm, Nelsie gives you writing tips and tools.