Lois Leveen

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May 24, 2014

When Writers Read

Ever go to hear an author read at a library or bookstore or campus event? You have no idea how hard it is for us to pick out passages for those events.

What scene will grab an audience, revealing just enough about the characters to draw them in?

What gives too much plot away?

What works on the page but not read aloud?

Although JULIET'S NURSE is not yet out, I'm already doing a few early readings, to see what passages work.

I'll be trying a new one on some friends tonight, involving the nurse and her darling Juliet meeting some guy named, um, what was his name again? R--- something?
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