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DIY MFA Radio navigateright Episode

255: Creative Writing and Marketing Combined - Interview with Lee Tobin McClain

Hey there word nerds!

Today I have the pleasure of hosting Lee Tobin McClain on the show!

Lee is the Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of eight contemporary romances for Harlequin Love Inspired as well as twenty independently-published novels and novellas. She also recently contracted with Harlequin HQN to write three mainstream romance novels, the Safe Haven series, of which the first and second of these books, Low Country Hero and Low Country Dreams, are out now.  

When Lee is not writing, she’s probably cheering on her daughter at a gymnastics meet, teaching writers in Seton Hill University’s MFA program, and probably not cleaning her house.

So listen in as Lee and I chat about her amazing Safe Haven romance series and how to use your creative writing side to make marketing fun and successful.

In this episode Lee and I discuss:

  • Balancing the predictability of romance with keeping your readers in suspense.
  • Popular fiction vs. literary fiction in MFA programs.
  • Brainstorming techniques to help keep your story moving forward.
  • What types of marketing you’ll have to do in indie vs. traditional publishing.
  • How to build up your writing community, even if you’re an introvert.

Plus, Lee’s #1 tip for writers.

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