How we write – a discussion with Geoff Le Pard part 2

Here it is, part two of the Dylan and Geoff show, our conversation about the writing process. I do hope you enjoy it and maybe you’ll stay a while and peruse Dylan’s splendid blog and intelligent thought pieces on the writing process. Thank you so much Dylan for being a charming host and stiletto sharp interviewer.

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My father and other liars final for kindle 6 July

This is the second post in a two-part discussion on writing with Geoff Le Pard to promote his new book, My Father and Other Liars. Part one of this discussion can be found here.

In this part of the interview we discussed plot and story development, beta readers, research, empathy and the secret to writing a bestseller.*

*I’m lying about this last point.

GLP: You have a nice twist at the end of Second Chance; was that something you planned up front or did it come as the story developed?

DSH: The twist in Second Chance was something I’d had planned from the beginning although it underwent a few changes during the editing process. For me this is one of the strengths of plotting a story, even if it’s at a very basic level, it allows you to identify what to reveal when, to ensure the twist’s full impact…

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About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published three books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars and Salisbury Square. In addition I published an anthology of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand this summer. A fourth book will be out soon. This started life as a novel in a week on this blog and will follow later this year. I blog about all sorts at geofflepard.com and welcome all comments. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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