ALAB 053: Building Rich Characters and Worlds with Elise Kova


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Elise Kova is one of my author-crush writers. She's incredibly thoughtful about her worlds, characters, and marketing. Getting to chat with her was the gift of a lifetime.

Here are just a few of the things we touched on:

  • Her non-traditional start in publishing
  • Why it can be important to diversify as a small business owner
  • How much of the Air Awakens series she cut and why that’s important to her world building
  • How to make your characters and worlds richer and more interesting
  • Playing with worlds and perceptions so your readers are constantly challenged
  • The value of finding influencers who can be advocates for your books
  • Her step-by-step to approaching influencers in a way that doesn’t feel sleazy
  • Why you should NOT compare yourself to other authors
  • The mindset she used to commit to her writing career and approach it like a business
  • And more...

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