While the month of April has been focused on crimes committed by both authors and readers, the bonus episode is going to zero in on the foundation of all crimes by authors. It all comes down to the audience. Writing Roots’ mantra of “write selfishly” may seem to contradict the idea of pleasing the audience, but it is all part of the process. Hosts Ley and Leigh use this episode to get into what it means to have audience participation in books, and why authors need to keep them involved from at least the second draft onward.
First aired April 25, 2020.