Day 11: Courtney Maum & Margot Livesey Talk Attitude
Our First Fifty-Day Writing Challenge
One of the best ways to develop your characters is to figure out their attitude to others and the world, from the way they enter a room to how they cut their steak (or refuse steak altogether). Listen in to our discussion about what informs our characters’ sense of themselves and others from writers Margot Livesey and Courtney Maum.
Margot Livesey grew up on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. She is the author of nine novels, a collection of stories and a book of essays about the craft of fiction. She teaches at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and spends much of the year in Cambridge, Ma.
Courtney Maum is the author of five books, including the groundbreaking publishing guide BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOOK DEAL and the memoir THE YEAR OF THE HORSES, chosen by The Today Show as the best read for mental health awareness. A writing coach and educator, Courtney's mission is to help people hold on to the joy of art-making in a culture obsessed with turning artists into brands. You can sign up for her publishing tips newsletter and online masterclasses at CourtneyMaum.com