A Little Hope was selected as a Read With Jenna & Book of the Month Selection, but Ethan Joella is here to tell you that writing your first book can be quite the journey.
Ethan knows all about good writing, in fact, he instructs his students on this topic.
Today we are talking about the structure of this beautifully interconnected story in a sleepy seaside town and why good stories are often made up of those little-noticed details.
Landing the traditional publishing deal for his debut fiction book took a lot of writing time and patience, but this novel ended up landing in just the right hands at the perfect time. It’s a magical story that I think you will really appreciate.
Today we are discussing this journey from book idea to bestselling author. Ethan candidly shares about his writing process and how social media has been a proven connection tool for published authors to get the word out about their beautiful books.
What story idea do you need to make happen?
We hope this episode brings the motivation you need for your next writing session.
This is the episode you need if you want to start writing and finish your book this year.
I hope it inspires you to push through writer’s block and devote even fifteen minutes a day to making your literary dreams happen.
Book Gang Podcast Episode 23: Lessons For Writing Your First Book (With Ethan Joella)
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Mentioned in this episode:
MomAdvice on Patreon
The Wild Light by Jeff Zentner
MomAdvice Book Club
A Quiet Life by Ethan Joella
A Little Hope by Ethan Joella
Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg
MomAdvice Interview with Bill Clegg
Ernie’s Ark by Monica Wood
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
When It Happens to You by Molly Ringwald
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
Book of the Month
The People We Keep by Alison Larkin
Read with Jenna
Book of Harlan by Bernice McFadden
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan
In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried by Amy Hempel
Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward
The Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild
Ethan Joella on Instagram
Ethan Joella on Twitter
A Little Hope on Amazon
A Little Hope on Target
A Little Hope on Barnes & Noble
A Little Hope on Goodreads
Connect With Me:
Amy is @momadvice on Instagram
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