BA Paris, author of 'The Dilemma' - Managing to structure your pantsing, forgetting the word count, and the urge to tell stories.

BA Paris has sold over 1 million books, they've been translated into 39 languages, and her new novel, 'The Dilemma' was released in early 2020 to huge acclaim.


The idea is simple: what if you had to tell someone something which would destroy their lives. Bernadette tells the story hour by hour, across one day. She's a pantser by nature, so we talk about how she had to slightly change the way she planned her plot to make such a tight structure of storytelling work. We also talk about why this is a departure of genre for her, and why she had originally planned to write a different story, but felt this idea was one that simply had to be told.


We hear about why she forgets about the word count, how she gets to know her character, and why storytelling comes fairly easily to her, and when that writer's block hits... she knows exactly what to do.


Recorded in my kitchen this week, so sorry about the echo!


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