Both of Clare Pooley’s novels do a fantastic job of capturing what it is to be authentically human. It’s ironic, given that she wrote a blog about her alcoholism anonymously for years. She is a master at multiple character narratives; The Authenticity Project and Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting are heartwarming, with characters you hate and love and back again.
In this episode, Clare shares what led her to start the Mommy was a Secret Drinker blog, her journey to publication, managing multiple characters, and how she waled away from a complete 90,000 word manuscript.
Watch her TedX talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/clare_pooley_making_sober_less_shameful
Read about the abandoned novel: https://lithub.com/clare-pooley-on-writerly-perseverance-and-knowing-when-to-give-up/
Learn more about Clare: https://clarepooley.com/
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