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🎙INTERVIEW: Writing Funny Fiction w/ Beth Morrey

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** This is a LIVE interview with author Beth Morrey about the craft of writing and reality of building a writing career. Attendees will be sent a recording after the interview. **

How can we write with humor and heart? What does it take to craft a book that readers can’t put down? 

For years, Beth wanted to write a book, but it took her decades to finally get started. What emerged after a flurry of writing was Saving Missy, a funny coming-of-old novel that sparked a bidding war between 10 publishers and hit the Sunday Times bestseller list. 

Her latest book, Lucky Day, is a fierce and joyful novel about putting life on pause, pleasing yourself, and getting your own life back.

Join us for a conversation with Beth as we discuss her journey as a writer and TV producer. We’ll also deconstruct her writing process for humorous fiction and explore what it means to stop saying ‘yes’ and start living for yourself. 

We’ll also discuss:

  • The inspiration behind Lucky Day

  • Her writing process: Think Slow, Write Fast, Edit Slow

  • Beth's process for developing characters and their journeys

  • Insights into Beth's writing routine and creative practices

About Beth Morrey 

Previously Creative Director at RDF Television, Beth Morrey now writes full time. Her debut novel, Saving Missy, was a Sunday Times bestseller and longlisted for the Authors' Club First Novel Award. Beth lives in London with her husband, two sons and two poodles.

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