EP349: Katie Khan — X meets Y Equals Bestseller
Katie Khan is the author of the bestsellers Hold Back the Stars and The Light Between Us, and now she’s a tutor at the Novelry, bringing her experience from both the film world and the book world to her students. Katie talks about inspirational teachers, writing around a day job, how getting feedback too soon can be counterproductive, and the lessons she’s learned from working with the likes of Paramount and Warner Bros.
In this episode you will discover:
- How a grey X-meets-Y pitch can help sell your book.
- What happens when you see similar ideas to yours already out there…
- And how Katie thinks of story as a “chain of visuals”.
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